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Weeks after my youngest son was born, we ended up at Children’s Hospital because of a high fever. I remember my son laying on the table while the doctor pushed on his stomach from all sides. The doctor looked...
As a mother of three myself, one of the hardest things with raising kids is watching them fail, hurt, or become frustrated. These are feelings that no one enjoys, but if you are living a life of experience and...
Dear Nursery Teacher, The other day I asked my two-year-old, “Who loves you?” to which she responded, “Mommy!” and then “Daddy!” I then asked her, “Who else?” expecting to hear her say any of her cousins or grandparents. Instead, she shouted...
  There’s a meme I’ve seen going around. You may have seen it, too. It reads: “Women, let’s be as kind to each other as we are when we are drunk in bar bathrooms.” This is so full of truth...
Hey little one, I want you to know I see you. I see you hide behind me when the stranger at the store comments on your pretty hair. I see your wheels turning when a relative talks to you. I...
A few weeks ago, I got a text from a non-mom friend telling me that she had friends coming to visit and asking for recommendations for any "kid-friendly" activities around town. "Like breweries," she explained. I jumped to text...
I grew up going to traditional public school in Missouri and was never homeschooled a day in my life. My husband was homeschooled, attended private school and attended public school all at different points in his schooling career. When...
My Childhood Growing up, I had a lot of freedom. I was a latch-key kid. I was allowed to roam the neighborhood and play at friends' houses. I was able to play outside until dark as long as it was...
With school starting back this week, I find myself looking for something to do during the day, even though all summer I’ve been excited and waiting for this day to come. Getting uniforms and school supplies together for the...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital.  Tips to Increase Milk Supply for Pumping Moms While Your Baby is in the Hospital   August is National Breastfeeding month, and Children’s Hospital New Orleans’ Certified Lactation Consultant, Corrie Moran is giving...
True story: I say yes to pretty much anything my child's school asks me to do. Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. I actually really enjoy volunteering at school. Also, I have the time. Some of my...
Earlier this summer, my best friend and I took my three boys on a road trip to Virginia. We had a great time, and I am here to pass on my words of wisdom. The caveat is that if...
My oldest daughter is almost 11, and she absolutely loves all things music and dance. She plays the clarinet, and really any other instrument she can get her hands on. She has an ear for music and can pick out...
In one week, Tripp turns 7. We don’t have a birthday party planned. When I first realized that a party was impractical, I felt so guilty I cried. But then, the more my husband and I talked about it,...

 

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