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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...
Disclosure :: after I fan girl-ed BIG time over their podcast, Coach Bre was kind enough to give me full access to the Elite Competitor™ program for purposes of sharing with New Orleans moms. Whether you invest in the...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Trisha Bottello, a local licensed professional therapist, that specializes in therapy for teens and the grown ups that love them.  Helping Your Tweens & Teens Build Healthy Friendships As a therapist working with teens,...
Back at the beginning of the school year, I wrote a post about my kids entering high school. Now that the year is up, I thought I might reflect a bit on the past year. One of the differences about...
5 Reasons I Am Real Hesitant to Hand My Tween a Smartphone Dear reader, I’m a mom parenting in the digital age, and to be very honest with you, many days I’d love to move off the grid. There is a...
Dear Students, Our year together is coming to a close, and it is such a bittersweet ending. One on hand, I am glad the year is finally coming to an end. This year ranks among one of the most challenging of...
When I reflect on my life and wish that I could go back and change things such as a previous friend, a boyfriend, or a situation that I would handle differently, I realize that these are the people and...