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Making Career Decisions Around Life Seasons :: How to Reenter the Workforce I am 39 years old and several years "behind" in my career. I say this because had I worked straight through, in the trajectory I was on, I...
Teacher Appreciation Week is here, and there are so many ways to celebrate our kids’ creative, dedicated, kind, intelligent and extraordinarily patient teachers. And, boy, do they deserve it! Parents across the country (the world, even) know this better than...
Dear Special Needs Momma,I see you. I see you making it work as you assume the roles of mommy, teacher, and therapist. I see you worrying about your child's mental health, since they can't always verbally tell you...
Other than moving out of my parent’s house and having to become an adult at the late age of 22, going from DOG mom to DOG and HUMAN mom was one of the hardest transitions I have ever been...
Before my son went to school, I would enviously eye the art projects that my friends posted from their little ones in class. I was grateful to be able to keep my son at home for his first two...
When my daughter was born in June 2010, I had high hopes for pretty bows, mommy and me outfits, and a constant stream of runway-ready looks. BOY was I mistaken! I taught her about personal hygiene (as a parent does)...
Missing Friends One of the biggest challenges my children have experienced during social distancing is missing their school friends. The boys are 10 (almost 11) and 12 and socialization is such a huge part of their development. Social distancing hit...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Virtual Care for Kids from Children’s Hospital It’s April 2020, and the terms, “social distancing,” “quarantine,” and “COVID-19” are ones we’re all too familiar with. Just a few months...
Bring it on Homeschool! I know we are all exhausted and sad now that we know all in person school for Louisiana students will not resume for this school year. I'm sure you are rolling your eyes and cracking open...
There is no better time to delve into a good book than a moment of free time and a need to relax or escape. I've always loved reading and can remember the first chapter books my teachers would read...
Author’s Note :: I am not a licensed professional. However, my daughter has experienced anxiety and adjustment disorder tendencies for almost two years. In that time, we’ve practiced getting ahead of it as a family and with her play...
What age is a good age for your children to stay home by themselves? It is a great way to teach them independence and to be responsible. While most states do not have laws with an exact age, this...
As we officially receive the announcement from our governor for the closures of all Louisiana schools for the 2019-2020 school year, my brain is reeling. Where do we go from here? Yes we've addressed the social aspects. The missed...
I guess that most topics to discuss right now are pretty much all tinted by the worldwide present situation of quarantine and uncertainty. One thing I noticed (on myself, at least) is the back and forth of being grateful and...