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Disclaimer: This post contains zero parenting advice, is not meant to make you envy my life, and will for sure make you feel better about yourself after reading. You're welcome. I said I would write about this day as soon...

The Power of Ruth

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When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I knew I was going to name her Jane. My husband wanted a different name. I knew I was going to get my way, but I entertained a conversation about names...
Disclosure :: Children's Hospital New Orleans is a sponsor of New Orleans Mom. That said, we are extremely grateful for life saving and critical help they provide patients, both locally and across the state of Louisiana.  Some People Around Children’s...
Disclosure :: Children's Hospital of New Orleans is a sponsor of New Orleans Mom. That said, we are extremely grateful for life saving and critical help they provide patients, both locally and across the state of Louisiana.  Our Son's Ride...

Thank You Neonatal Nurses

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Sixteen months ago Like all mothers, I remember giving birth to my twins with nostalgia. Never did I think I would be surrounded by such amazing doctors and neonatal nurses that day. You see, my twins decided to make an...
My kids were supposed to start school August 6. Then, the start date got moved to August 12. And postponed yet again to August 31. They finally started, but a short time later was the Labor Day holiday. And...
As a follow-up to my June 1 post The New JPPSS School Times are Wrecking My World,  I wanted to share how we are managing (or trying to) our new back-to-school routine that's coupled with a much-too-early start time. We...

Welcome to One

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Oh, my sweet little boy. When you were born last September, we had no idea what was in store for your first year of life. As our second-born, we thought we were better prepared for you than we were for...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Know the Signs :: Suicide Prevention Month Right now, our day to day activities look drastically different than they ever have before. From school, to play dates, to weekend activities,...
When we found out we were pregnant, I imagined many things in store for us.  Agonizing over fine details of his room was not one of those things, but alas, there I found myself endlessly mulling over an issue...
Virtual learning ... it's not as easy as many people thought it would be. It’s not just "Kids, get on a computer and learn." Oh no, it's A LOT more involved than that. From both teachers and parents. I've been seeing...
At 33 years old, I am one semester away from graduating nursing school. Before this, I was a teacher. So, I've known for years that grades are next to meaningless, yet I didn't truly understand this concept until very...
My kids have always been great about eating lots of fruits. They have even been pretty good about veggies, as long as they are cooked. They will eat broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, and the like, with very little...
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We Came, We Conquered.

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We came, we conquered. Four words every teacher that has been in school for the past month can actually utter. It was a hard back to school, y'all. I think I can speak for all teachers on that one. It...