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When a Softball Girl Becomes a Baseball Mom I grew up at the ballpark. I played softball through high school and my brother played baseball and soccer so we were always at the park. Those softball days hold a special...
Baseball Siblings :: The Real MVPs The game of baseball can get a bad rap sometimes. It can be slow and hot and very little excitement. To the average baseball-loving adult, watching a game is fun no matter the excitement...
Lazy, Low-Cost, At-Home Summer Activities For Littles It's only May, yet my leather seats have already begun to burn the backs of my legs when I get in the car. The girls are complaining of hot metal buckles and the...
The Nola-PS NCAP, formerly known as the One App, results for early childhood were released today and I’m annoyed for multiple reasons. For context, I have spent a decade working as an administrator in charter education here in the city....
Like most of the people I know, I grew up in a household where physical discipline of children was normal, accepted, and expected. I'm not about to dive into how that impacts me today, but I am going to...
I wonder every day if I'm doing this right -- did I remember to switch the laundry in time for Spirit Day? Did I make everyone's lunch? Did I answer that awkward question right? Was I too hard on...
If you have a child with asthma, cystic fibrosis, or any other pulmonary disorder, the idea of sending your child to summer camp may seem daunting. The medications, medical equipment, and special care a child with a pulmonary disorder...
Mom confession: I have a slight obsession with taking professional family photos. My husband and my wallet hate it, but, I can’t help capturing the cute, color-coordinated moments forever. And, with the kids constantly changing as they grow, it’s...
Last week I took my son to his "test" date for a pre-K program we are applying for. I've done all the things a mom of a pre-preschooler should do. I researched schools, narrowed my selections down, submitted the...
Every week, all three of my daughters take dance lessons, and all three are in separate back-to-back classes. This means our Tuesday afternoons are a rush home from school where we spend slightly less than an hour unpacking school...
New Orleans Early Childhood Applications If you’d like to enroll your child in an early childhood center for next school year, the application for publicly-funded programs is now open. Similar to the process for K-12 enrollment, you will complete one...
Rewards and positive reinforcement are the key to any good potty-training method. But when the training takes an unexpectedly long and messy path like ours did, the rewards tend to get just as grandiose as the process. The promise...
We've got our hands full. Lest we forget, the old man in the grocery store will remind us. Our google calendar alerts will remind us. The constant go-go-go of our weekend will remind us. The to-do list that never...

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