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It’s a topic we hear mentioned frequently as educators discuss the different opportunities and challenges our children and youth face in preparing for the work world. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) published a report highlighting the...
If you would have asked me when we first started having kids what our school plans were, I would have laughed at you. This kid is a newborn. We have yearssssss to think about that. Oh, how naïve I...
I Think My Child Has a Learning Disability. What Do I Do? Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Atlas Psychiatry and was written by Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Laura Niditch, Ph.D. Warning Signs Your child’s grades are slipping. He can’t keep up with...
As I shared last year, one of my absolute favorite New Orleans holiday traditions is going to Celebration in the Oaks because I have so many fond memories of attending with my grandmother. It's crazy to now take my own...
Disclosure: this is a sponsored post, but we don’t know a mom among us who wouldn’t LOVE the opportunity to win a week of camp for their rising 2nd – 8th grader valued at $396! Newman Summer Sports Camp Have fun,...
What's a Charter School? Charters are public schools that operate outside of the traditional Parish School System, though some are still authorized and overseen by the local school board (Type 1 & 3). Type 2, 4 & 5 are BESE authorized, which means...
Since my daughter was born, every age has been “my favorite age.” However, I will admit that since she was born, I dreaded her turning 8. I figured at that point she would no longer be considered a baby,...

The Day My Daughter Said…

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"You did a good job today, MaMa." I knew exactly what she meant as we reminisced about our day and said our good-nights. This past Halloween, while the skies became heavy with threatening rain and the thought of trick-or-treating in gorgeous...
I have a confession to make. I have been in denial for the last three years. I have two daughters who play softball. But I am not a "softball mom." Well, I wasn't. But I am now. Hear me out. My husband and...
I started a job based in a school this past year. Therefore, this summer was my first one off with both kids at home. In my mind I imagined spontaneous trips to the beach in Mississippi, unstructured play time, walks...
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....
I read a lot of books. Most of them are fiction. A lot of it is Young Adult fiction. Many of the books are memorable. None of them have touched me though like my current read, American Girls: Social...
At this point, I think it's no secret that my husband and I have hopped on the "one and done" train. We are happy with our family size and, honestly, it just works for us. This year my son started...
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...