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I was at a park play date with a new friend who is a grandmother, and we were discussing our kids … hers that are grown, and mine still young and impressionable. I thought we were comfortable enough that...
Dear Boy Mom, You may not know me. We are opposites. But while we are different, we are also so similar. You see, I am a Girl Mom. I have given birth to five (yes, five) beautiful, chunky, squishy, strawberry blonde baby girls. I've...
As a child for me, the world was my playground. I remember playing outside in the dirt from sun up to sun down by my grandmother's house, exploring the woods, playing in the ditch, and so on. I could...
Disclosure: This sponsored post was written by Sarah McDonald, Archdiocese of New Orleans. Where'd You Go to School, Mom? We all know that in New Orleans, the answer to “Where’d you go to school?” is meant to be answered with your...
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by De La Salle High School. Welcome to De La Salle High School De La Salle High School prepares young men and women for college, career, and life. The only private, co-educational, Catholic 8-12...
A new medical diagnosis is something that I know I am not alone in. It might be your child, your self, or your family member. Many of us have crossed this bridge or will at some point. It's a grief...
It’s a big joke among friends and family that I don’t cook. The truth is, I cook a lot, I just don’t love cooking. There, I said it. I would rather someone else cook for me and serve me...
The amount of papers that come home weekly from my school-aged children is crazy. Tests, homework and ALL the artwork tends to sadly collect dust on our family desk in our house. There have also been a few times...
Growing up, my mom always made a big deal about birthdays. We always had some sort of celebration(s). To this day, my parents joke about how I had a whole birthday month, which isn't false. My parents still play...
We are a school-loving family. We value education and raise our children to be committed to lifelong learning. As a former high school teacher, I know firsthand that school attendance is a major predictor of academic success. However, sometimes...
I want to first disclose the fact that I am a high school teacher and mom of a (relatively) well-behaved first grader. With that said, I fully support all of my child's teachers as I realize (from personal experience)...
The year is 1999. Sugar Ray's Every Morning is blasting from your massive cd player/stereo system in your bedroom. Sorry for getting that song stuck in your head. 14 year old you is getting ready to go meet up with friends and walk around...
Hair is a big thing for girls, and even some boys. It's our crown, our biggest accessory. A bad hair day can make or break some days. When I was younger, I remember my little sister and I would...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McGehee School and was written by Julee LaPorte. How to Talk so Your Teenage Daughter Will Listen If you have fond memories of early adolescence, you may be in the minority. Most of us carry...

 

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