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If you have recently moved to New Orleans, Mardi Gras with kids can be extremely overwhelming at first. But trust us - you want a Muses shoe, a Cleo cup, a Zulu coconut and all the beads you can catch!...
That Thursday ... It started off a wonderful day. It was my first full day off from school, and my first day home with the kids. It also happened to be my daughter's birthday. We had plans to go...
Like most parents out there with young children, our refrigerator is full of birthday invitations. Sometimes our weekend days consist of juggling at least two birthday parties while wrangling our everyday family and household responsibilities, spending time with one...
To The Hostess Who Saved My Sanity :: Thank You As parents, most of us have been in the situation of going out to eat dinner with small kids. You really never know what you are going to get. Sometimes...
Yes, my child ate mushrooms. I thought I had at least 15 more years before I was faced with this parenting issue. Instead, here I was, 18 month old on hip, telling poison control, "yeah, so I think my...
Should Parents Post Pictures of Their Sick Child on Social Media? It's that season again - more stuffy and runny noses than usual, and the threat of influenza, RSV, flu, stomach bugs and an array of other illnesses. But, if...
Reflections of an {Unintentional} Stay At Home Dad Late last fall, my group at a local bank was blindsided by the parent company’s decision to promptly exit the business lines in which I was involved. Meaning, I'd have no employment...
Diagnosis: My Daughter Has Apraxia of Speech According to a blog I refer to frequently, “Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a relatively uncommon speech disorder. It is a neurological disorder caused by problems with motor planning and programming of the...
I recently participated in a diet and lifestyle challenge for 6 weeks. Part of the challenge included giving yourself points for exercising every day. I know exercising is good for me. I know I should make time to do...
My 3 year old loves getting his nails painted. He has a baby doll he sleeps with every night and that he use to carry around none stop. He loves princesses. But he’s also obsessed with Pokémon. He spends...
5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Life was different before entering the world of forensic interviewing. I was naïve to the prevalence of child sexual abuse in the United States. Currently, research suggests one...
I just returned from visiting friends and family in France. I was particularly excited about going back because I met with old friends who now also have kids. My husband and I were first to have children among our...
From overhearing people's comments standing in the grocery store line, to remarks from Facebook friends, I have heard and read many comments these past few months about people's opinions about large families. "Why do they want so many kids?"...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital of New Orleans. “Her feet turn in.” “She’s tripping and falling a lot.” “He’s really bowlegged or knocked kneed.” The infant, toddler and early walking child undergo a lot of changes to their lower...