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Mid-Life Mambo My safe bubble of childhood burst when I was seven years old. My dad left my mom, my sister and me for another woman. I didn’t know that he left us for “her” when I was seven –...
With the 1st semester of school about 8 weeks in, routines have been established, expectations have been set, grades have been given, and maybe your parent anxiety has kicked in a little (or a lot). It’s time to schedule...
Disclosure: This post was written by Katye Irwin, LPC, LPC-S, NCC and Tricia Newton, LPC, NCC, counselors in Upper and Middle School Divisions, and sponsored by The Academy of the Sacred Heart. Confidence Coaching Our Daughters Building Confidence When we ask a...
I have noticed something about myself lately that I am not so proud of. I have been guilty of this for years with all of my children. It is something I am determined to change ... I will no...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ursuline Academy, New Orleans. Raising Reggio: Three Ways to Bring the Reggio Emilia Approach to Learning Home “Each child is unique and the protagonist of his or her own growth. Children desire to acquire knowledge,...
Like it or not, summer is almost over. Stores around the area started their back to school sales, uniform shops are packed as soon as they open, and parents everywhere are bleary-eyed as they re-introduce structured bedtimes and (my...
I’ve said the statement “I’m drowning” more times than I’d care to admit since the school year began. I am currently being swept under by the wave of school pressures that come with having a first and third grader....
Planning a child's birthday party is hard work. So much time, effort, and money goes into the process, especially during the early years when inviting an entire class from school is customary. Finding the space, ordering enough food, producing...
It’s back to school time and I can barely believe it! The shelves of Target are changing from all things summer and fun to school supplies. It's time to say goodbye to the carefree summer days. With school starting...
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have never met a stranger. But for a while, I started to feel like my overt friendliness and general openness to people was a bad thing. I started to wonder...
We went through the OneApp process and ended up as homeschoolers. It sounds like a joke, right? Well, it’s not! It’s a true story. And apparently one that’s not too uncommon here in New Orleans. My husband and I had...
Snack day ... the one day a month where you have to find a healthy snack to feed 20 small children that they will want to eat. It started simple enough 3 years ago. Back then, I was even...
Dear Ridgewood, Thank You For The Memories Where did you go to high school? Anyone from New Orleans knows how common this question is. The answer for me is Ridgewood Prep. Not only did I attend high school there, but I spent...
If you have a school-aged child, you are probably already aware of the do's and don'ts when it comes to birthday party invitations. Really, there's only one -- DO invite EVERY child, and DON'T bring invitations unless there's one...