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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...
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...
Editor's Note :: all New Orleans families should thoroughly investigate the available daycare, preschool and child care options in your area. In our New Orleans mom's guide to daycare, we provide advice and guidance in selecting a daycare in...
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...
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 BUT...
Let’s all be completely honest: This school year SUCKED. For all of the positive spins we can place on it, for all of the lessons we can learn from it, it was, in reality, a hellish rollercoaster that sent us...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Jewish Community Day School.  Fostering a Love of Learning: A JCDS Mom’s Perspective  The chatter starts right away, without preamble. “And we had to figure out why some of the grapes were floating and some...
I was recently faced with a dilemma. My 7-year-old daughter ran to me crying, exclaiming her friend “spit in her face." I probably had the same expression on my face that most of you have while reading those words. I...
Recently, a fellow New Orleans Mom posted on the uniform debate. In the article, she stated why, as a mother, uniforms made more sense to her than allowing students to wear any clothes as long as they were in...
The Unsettled Debate Here we are, back again discussing dress codes. When my daughter was entering high school, I wrote a post about our parish not having uniforms in high school. Well, here we are two years later, and I...
Do you love setting an alarm clock on weekends? Do you love suspense? Do you love to sweat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, travel ball might just be your thing! I hung up my cleats...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by BE-RAD Lab at the University of New Orleans. Living in a Post-Pandemic World :: 5 Tips to Help Your Children Adjust Successfully New Orleans is opening up just in time for summer fun! While...