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My first son was a certified in-utero kickboxer. When lying on my side trying to count his kicks, I’d often reach double or triple the number my doctor recommended I should feel. Both she and the ultrasound tech made...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by West Jefferson Medical Center. Tips for Keeping Cool in the Summer Heat No matter how long you’ve lived in the New Orleans area, the first wave of summer heat can take your breath away. While...
After the 2020-2021 school year, I can honestly say students and teachers alike are BEAT. My tired is tired. Usually, at this point in the summer, I'm working on lesson plans for the upcoming school year. I can't even...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center.  Everyone looks forward to summertime. It is the time of year that is less structured, with seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. But fun in the summertime can sometimes...
With the wet week we are currently having, I’ve decided to compile a list of things you can do in New Orleans that is kid friendly (and the surrounding areas) when it rains. Some of these are obvious choices...
What is balance? Merriam-Webster says balance is the stability produced by even distribution. If you ask a mom what balance is, I think she might tell you balance is the stability produced by juggling ever-changing (uneven) variables and is...
When my kids were younger, we did not have a lot of money. We were living on one income so I could stay home with our babies. We knew this would come with sacrifices. One of the things we...
I recently had the opportunity to work as a nurse at a sleepaway summer camp 7 hours away from New Orleans. I'd never been to sleepaway camp as a child and could not imagine sending my 6-year-old and 8-year-old...
I recently reposted this popular post on Instagram with a photo of a guy holding a sign saying "Your Baby Is Not 18 Months Your Baby is 1" and clarified that I do not agree with it. My son is...
Hello Summer! While now that we are adults “summer break” does not necessarily exist for us working parents, it still can be enjoyable! With most things being more open now, there are many fun things to do this summer...
Find Love, Support, and Family in the New Orleans Mom Special Needs Group After spending years stalking New Orleans Mom, then eventually joining as a contributor, I found myself spending more and more time in the Neighborhood Groups. One...
The Twos Recently my 2-year-old looked me deep in the eyes, said “scratch,” and then scratched the sh-- out of my arm. Before I was done googling “Am I raising a sociopath?” my child kissed my arm, apologized, and told...
Naomi Osaka’s “no” was a shock heard ‘round the world. On May 31st, the top-ranked Japanese professional tennis player announced she was officially withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health issues as a concern. Osaka's announcement came one...
Mom Guilt: The Working Mom, Breastfeeding Edition Becoming a mother brings its own sets of challenges. They all bring their own rollercoaster of emotions. One of the biggest difficulties mothers feel is the dreaded Mom Guilt. We all feel it...