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Editor’s Note: This post is written by a local mom sharing her thoughts on teen drinking and whether or not she will allow it in her home. We recognize that your thoughts may look different than her thoughts and...
A Love Letter To Our Leading Lady of Weather As I got home from work today, I did my daily scroll down Facebook to see what I missed during my busy afternoon. I let out a loud “awww man!” that...
New York City :: The Perfect Mother Daughter Getaway With a Teen The Thursday after Mardi Gras my oldest daughter and I planned to take a trip to visit my sister and her kids in Dallas (Dallas is also a...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored but we are excited to share these expert concert goer tips!  Tips and Tricks to Concert Like a PRO :: Olivia Rodrigo - GUTS World Tour Are you planning to attend (or take your kids...
High School Acceptance :: Another Rite of Passage It’s high school acceptance time, and in New Orleans, this takes on a whole different meaning. The “Where did you go to high school?” question is so widely used here because where...
How to Cope with Your Teen Driving Forget the terrible twos or threenagers or puberty. The scariest age for a parent is 15. You know what it means. Driving. My kids just got their learner’s permits, so we are only part way...
Back in the late 90s (I can’t believe that’s possible), the place for us to be for all the fun Mardi Gras parades was St. Charles Ave and First Street. As always, times were different. I had a flip...
Middle school is full of relationship challenges, hormones, physical growth, and emotional juggling. It's the perfect storm of life change, instability, and learning to adapt in their new world. It's biologically a really hard time to transition through, with...
If you are a mom to a teen or tween girl, I am sure you have engaged in a clothing debate with your kid. Or you have scoured the internet for hours looking for cute, quality and age appropriate...
My daughter is now 13, as she reminds me often, but I still think of this age as the end of the tween years. It's an interesting middle-ground between childhood and transitioning into teenage years. Some days she's moody...
ETA author's note :: I acknowledge that being able to CHOOSE a Catholic school is a privilege and an expensive one. This post is merely addressing my own feelings about the Archdiocese process specifically. Unpacking educational inequity in New...
Connecting With My 13 Year Old Daughter When my daughter was a toddler, bonding came in the form of cuddles, tickles, and bedtime stories. I stood behind on the ladder at parades and laughed when the powdered sugar made a...
Navigating The Social Media Maze With Authenticity Being a mom in today's world often means juggling between our children's needs, household and/or professional obligations, and our relationships. Social media, with its 24/7 allure, has added another layer to this balancing...
The start of high school comes with many firsts. It’s an exciting time for a young teen and lots of fun experiences await them. One of the most anticipated experiences is the Homecoming dance. With Friday Night Lights games...

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