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With schools closed as a result of the coronavirus, many of us moms are finding ourselves unexpectedly confined to the house with kids, scrambling to come up with ways to entertain them without spending a bunch of money. All...
A mom can only handle so much Paw Patrol and Pokémon, amirite? I hate banishing my kids to the playroom TV when they want to watch something that I don't. Thankfully, now that they're 7 and 5, my husband...
When Governor Edwards announced the closure of all K-12 schools for a solid month to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, I wasn’t surprised. I had seen the local universities switch to online classes; I had heard of other...
Whew, Mardi Gras is over. I can honestly say that this Mardi Gras holiday was a very emotional one, but we all came together as a community and still made the good times roll. On another note, I can proudly...
Tiny terror. Hyper. Captain Destructo. Bad. These are all terms my three-year-old son has (lovingly) been called by family members or myself. I truly try to not label my kids, but sometimes I find myself wrapped up in conversation. “She’s...
My daughter is 12 and, for the most part, independent. She is quiet and introspective. A chatty Cathy she is not. Getting her to talk about herself and her feelings has never come naturally to her. I press when...
This weekend there were a lot of little boys at my house. At one point, in my front yard, we had five sports going on: flag football, soccer, tetherball, basketball, and darts. There was also skateboarding on the sidewalk...
What's Your Excuse? We've all done it--called in sick to work when we aren't, taken a mental health day, taken an extra day of vacation--it's nothing new. Our kids are human, sometimes school and life is overwhelming, sometimes you just...
Years ago, as a brand new mom, I remember reading all of the books and articles about sleep schedules, parent-led feeding, baby-led feeding, attachment parenting, discipline styles, cloth diapering, homemade baby food, breastfeeding and more. I quickly became overwhelmed...
Perspective I read a lot of leadership books as I continue to find inspiration for my business and career. There is a common theme and reminder to look within that I am reminded of often. I have also taken a...
Before I begin...let me preface this by saying I have blonde hair, blue eyes, and love a good spray tan. My boys all have blonde hair and blue eyes.  We are a very white family as far as genetics...

Reading By Example

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My oldest child is in the first grade. This school year has been a learning experience for our whole family. Navigating tests, homework for the first time, and most importantly working on his reading fluency. He is expected to...
Truth be told, I cry WITH my newborn baby sometimes... Not because I need a diaper change, not because I'm hungry, not because I'm tired (well maybe a little LOL) but because being a full-time mommy to a newborn is...
When my five-year-old daughter got diagnosed with “adjustment disorder with anxiety,” there wasn’t one particular instance that led us to a therapist’s office. It was a culmination of strong emotions, big outbursts and perpetual worry over a period of time. As...

 

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