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Friday, I pulled into carpool excited to hear how my kids' second full day of school went. I see them smiling and running towards my car ready for the weekend. They hop in, buckle up, and I say my...
Setting Limits :: Making Sense of the new Screen Time feature in iOS 15.6.1+ Like many children these days, my four have devices they can use to play games and watch movies. Managing the time spent in front of these...
The first day of school is almost upon us, with a whole host of fresh new “firsts” and beginnings. So why do I feel so sad, like something is ending? It’s no secret I’m not a huge fan of the newborn...
School is almost back in session! Each year we wonder where the summer went! We enjoyed fun weeks at camp, some family vacation time, pool parties, and camping. But it still seems like it passed way too quickly! As a...
Why We Play Eastbank Little League Baseball BASEBALL - It’s often referred to as “America’s Favorite Pastime,” an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby. But is baseball a pastime for kids or is it...
Best Schools in New Orleans  New Orleans Schools, School Admissions Tours and School Open Houses  One of the most popular questions we receive at New Orleans Mom is, "how does the school application process in New Orleans work?" Unfortunately, the answer...
JPRD Eastbank 8U Softball All Star Team's Road to the World Series My daughter Cynthia has played many sports through Pontiff Playground over the past 4 years including t-ball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, track, and now softball. We are a...
If an active shooter enters my classroom, I will die protecting your children, knowing my own children will lose their mother. I accept this as the current reality of teaching in the American public school system, relying on a...
Hey Coach! Yeah! You! The one screaming from first base. Where’s the million dollar prize for winning the game? When does your interview on The Ellen Show air? Which of these spectators in tailgate chairs is the Division 1 college...
As a former teacher, I know about summer learning loss. There is no denying the learning lag; two months is a while to go without flexing the brain muscles. Still, I'm not convinced that the benefits of summer assignments...
  Being the new kid at a school has its own difficulties. Being a new parent at a school can be rough as well. Personally, I love the idea of sending my child to a school enriched with traditions from...
I’m fortunate to have many fantastic friends with beautiful families, and a few of them are part of the new normal. What is the new normal you ask? It’s gay parenting. Growing up, I didn’t have any friends with gay parents...
As parents we are keenly aware that kids need downtime, freedom for creative play and sacred space to relax. That said, learning is an important component of said playtime. Just because we do not need to hyper-schedule their daily...
If you live in New Orleans with kids then you know that it rains here a lot. While there are dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans, sometimes you specifically need an indoor idea because of...