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I will preface this article by saying that I never in my wildest dreams imagined having 4 children at 4 different schools in New Orleans; however, as life would have it, that’s what happened. Am I crazy? Yes. Is...
It’s That Time of Year Again Front yards are decorated with spider webs and ghost parties. Pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s officially… time to start thinking about next school year. We all know that New Orleans is a unique...
When You Find The Right School Fit For Your Son There we were finishing up middle school and debating where my sons’ next steps would take him. He has been with the same kids, at the same school since first...
Just last week, in the middle of dinner, my oldest daughter, who is in 8th grade, asked me if I knew what a "devious lick" was. I immediately looked at my husband with wide eyes, as if to subliminally ask...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 On Monday, September 20, Pfizer announced that clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11 years have yielded...

Remember Grace

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Remember last year, when we ask you to give teachers grace? Well, I’m here to remind you that we still need it this year, even more so than last year. Last year, everyone knew we were teaching in “unprecedented times.” Most...
“I couldn’t leave …a this isn’t BUT is it Katrina story… I know what it means” I’m supposed to be filling out my FEMA application or catching up on work, because my in laws took my kids to go swimming...
Recently, we picked up a kid from daycare for the last time. This was a known event, an understood timeframe, but even still, the grief of the day came quickly. I found myself in tears more than once in...
When I was pregnant, I knew what kind of mom I wanted to be. I would have nicely dressed children, they would have their hair done perfectly for school, and their lunches would be made up of dinosaur-shaped sandwiches...
Just a few months ago, April and May brought the end of the most difficult school year we had ever seen in my family. You’re probably nodding your head with understanding. My oldest son graduated high school and my...
For most of my life, I aspired to be a teacher or a nurse. I never went through a phase where I wanted to be an astronaut or President or anything else. I teetered between teacher and nurse throughout...
JPRD 8U Softball :: Our Summer Adventure Parenthood is always full of adventures, but this summer was one I wasn’t prepared for. Like many other families, all of our kids play recreational sports. This summer, my children (Roman-11, Sienna-9, and...
New Orleans Schools, Admissions Tours and School Open Houses  Especially as the world is adjusting to a “new normal,” choosing a school in New Orleans, LA is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. The normally HUGE decision...
More Things to Do in New Orleans With Kids Slowly but surely, there are more things to do with kids in New Orleans ... including the re-opening of the popular Metairie indoor playground at Lakeside Shopping Center! We have long...