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Welcome to Mardi Gras: Insider Tips from the Route

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It's carnival time in the Crescent City. The New Orleanian celebratory equivalent of Christmas, Halloween and the boycott of the Superbowl combined. Personally, it is my favorite time of year in my beloved hometown. The...

Ça c’est bon sha :: A Creole’s Trip to Cajun Country

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If you want to drive a New Orleanian crazy, call us Cajun. It's the nail-on-the-chalkboard equivalent of calling our beloved city "Nawlins" or putting kale in gumbo. While these compliments are well-intentioned when visitors proclaim how...

I’m Giving Myself a Hall Pass

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As I sit amongst loads of unfolded laundry, piles of unread books, and a half a glass of wine in my hand I realize that it's only two weeks into the New Year and...

A Mother’s Bedtime Tale

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am just a mom searching for a good night's sleep.  A little over two years ago I began waking up in the middle of the night with...

A Global Perspective: Why We Chose Immersion

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  Growing up in New Orleans our education system has always come under criticism for it's less than stellar record of student performance, funding and lack of diversity, innovation and administrative oversight. Enter Hurricane Katrina. Although this...

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First :: Making my Mental Health a Priority

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“Put your oxygen mask on first.” A simple, and well-meaning piece of advice I received from my mother-in-law during the first few weeks of my motherhood journey. Although I received what felt like an avalanche of...

Mombitious :: What it Means to be a Millennial Mom

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I’m driven. I’m passionate. I’m ambitious.  Correction: I’m “mombitous.” And given the 49 percent of working women with children - who also serve as the primary breadwinner - I would say I am not alone in...

Keeping Date Night a Priority {Our Team’s Favorite Date Night Locations In and Around...

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During our B.C. (before children) days, there were plenty of self-imposed absolutes my husband and I imposed on our future selves as parents. “We will always keep our house organized and clutter-free.” “Our children will never...

Summer Reading List :: A Book for Every Mom

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I spent a good bit of my summers as a child and young teen in the company of world famous authors and iconic characters. There was something calming in the scent of all those...

Mardi Gras :: Now and Then

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The sounds of drumlines cadence interspersed with the faint wail of a siren. The smell of diesel fuel combined with wafts of hot dogs and hamburgers on barbecue pits. The sights of twinkling lights...

Montiel Sports Bras Offer Every Mom the Support She Needs

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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Montiel. Our partners were generous enough to send product for over 10 Louisiana moms to put to the test, and each of us adores this brand for...

We are Women. We are Mothers. We are Silence Breakers.

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I’m not one for uncomfortable conversations.  Correction: I used to be. Politics. Money. Religion. Sex. Anything that could cause an argument, kick up a dust storm of accusations, force lines to be drawn or shock the...

To The Moms I Swore I Would Never Be

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When I was freshly in my early 20s, living the young professional life - you know, hair always fixed, outfit thoroughly thought out the night before, sipping craft cocktails at happy hour while seemingly...

Dear Babies: When the World Becomes a Scary Place

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Dear Babies, It happened again today. Try as I may to keep it hidden from you so you can continue to live in the childhood utopia of innocence, one of life's ugliest truths continues to rear...