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Let me preface this by acknowledging that I am aware this is a true first-world problem and the fact my children even have money to burn is a privilege I do not take lightly. Their access to money to...
Positive parent-teacher communication is an important part of student success. As both a parent and a teacher, I recognize that sometimes the expectations of each are flawed or at odds with one another. As a parent, I sometimes wish...
A Semester Into Being a College Mom :: One Mom's Reflection If I could summarize my personal experience of my oldest child being away at college into four words, it would be: "sleep more, worry less." I will say that...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal School. That said, we are honored to share this lovely post written by a local mom (and former New Orleans Mom writer and staffer), Catherine Karas. Why Our Family Chooses Trinity Episcopal School...
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Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by De La Salle High School. Welcome to De La Salle High School De La Salle High School prepares young men and women for college, career, and life. The only private, co-educational, Catholic 8-12...
Stuffed Saran Wrap Ball :: The Best Party Game Ever! If you are looking for easy entertainment at your next birthday party, family gathering or holiday event, I have the perfect solution for you ... a stuffed saran wrap ball...
Preteens are a tough age when it comes to gift-buying. They aren't little girls anymore but not quite teens. If you're like me, you don't want to just dole out money, so finding special gifts that preteen girls will...
On Living Abroad in Indonesia My husband and I have been married for 13 years and are the proud parents of Nick (11) and Maddie (9). We are both originally from New Orleans, and we were happily living in...
A few weeks ago, my school celebrated Homecoming Week. In addition to the actual homecoming game, the week included daily dress-up themes, a door-decorating contest, a pep rally, a community parade, and a Homecoming Dance. The week was fun....
The fall is always the toughest season, from getting out of the relaxation of summer and staying up all night, to getting fully into the swing of things with back-to-school shopping for multiple kids. It adds to a whole...
So many things come to mind when becoming a parent. As everyone says, parenting does not come with an instruction manual. Boy, do I wish it did. One of the instructions I wish came into play is the search...
It’s the end of the first quarter, and per usual, many students are suddenly very worried about their grades. I’ve conferenced with students about why their grades are what they are, and I’ve reminded them that they have ample...