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SarahBrichetto

SarahBrichetto
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Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sarah moved to New Orleans in 2009 after graduating from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and is proud to call New Orleans home. She is a CPA and the Finance Director at a local real estate development company. Sarah lives in the Freret neighborhood with her husband, Matt, and their three kids: Elizabeth, Paul and Isaac. You can often find them roaming the neighborhood streets, taking streetcar rides, or enjoying one of the many local parks. In her non-existent free time, Sarah loves to try the newest local restaurants, cook, read, and write.

Just So

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One of the biggest challenges in the layout of our house is that we don't have a pantry. Because of that, I have pantry items stored in our cabinets, which means my mixing bowls...

A Prayer for My Girl On International Women’s Day

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May you never be afraid to fail. I know you try so hard to do everything perfectly. I see you get frustrated when you don’t understand something new, and I have watched you cry when...

Mourning Mardi Gras

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My struggle started this year on January 6, aka Epiphany, aka King's Day, aka the start of Carnival Season. I was minding my own business, quietly sitting at my desk in a nearly empty office,...

Working Moms: Why They Make Great Employees and What Employers Can Do To Keep...

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I’ve been a proud member of the working world for a decade now, and it has just occurred to me that over half of that time, I’ve been a working mom. I’m not saying...

My New Year’s Resolution: A Toast and a Prayer

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I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions. I think they goal-setting is a valuable tool for making real and needed changes in our lives, but I also find the task can be...

Heart Helper

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When my daughter and her classmates returned to in-person school in October, one of her (and my!) favorite differences from online school was the return of the Classroom Jobs. As I learned over the...

Can I Help?

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My daughter is almost seven, and recently she has taken an interest in helping around the house, especially in the kitchen. I am thankful for her sweet little heart to help her momma, but...

Four Gifts: Our Family’s Christmas Tradition

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I'm not a minimalist per se, but our oldest child was born in November, so before I knew it our first Christmas as parents was here. And it was a doozie. There were so...

Turkey in the Time of COVID: A Guide to Thanksgiving 2020

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Thanksgiving will be different this year. A smaller table. Fewer guests. Less food. That isn’t really how I pictured the day, but if 2020 has taught us anything, it is how to pivot, how to...

In Her Own Words :: Best Mom Ever

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For a while now, I've been teaching my kids the joy of sarcasm. Okay, they don't love it yet, but I do. For example, when I refill a juice cup or bring something from the...

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

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I know we all know this, but I'll say it anyway. Mommin' ain't easy. Most days it feels like we're just barely getting by, and honestly, some days that is only because of the...

Mommy Needs Some Quiet: Being an Introvert Mom to Extrovert Kids

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One of the most notable challenges of the past several months has been the amount of time spent at home with the entire family all day, every day. I feel a little ashamed to admit...

Cousin Camp: Why I Send My Kids On Their Own Vacation

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We recently sent our three kids away for the next two weeks. This time is lovingly referred to as “Cousin Camp,” which my mother-in-law dreamt of for years as a time when all her...

Post-Coronavirus Bucket List

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    As my family of five has been cooped up in our house the past few weeks, I’ve started dreaming of all the things I’m going to do when this is over, when we can...