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As a proudly self-proclaimed “weather nerd” I make the assumption that many have heard the well-known phrase often incorrectly attributed to Mark Twain, but in reality, penned by American essayist Charles Dudley Warner, “Everybody complains about the weather, but...
Enrolling a child in school for the first time will give any mommy all the feels – good and bad. When I enrolled my oldest in pre-k4, I was excited, nervous, sad, and concerned all at the same time....
Disclaimer :: We, at New Orleans Mom, support public schools, and many of our team members have had a great experience with Jefferson Parish Public School System. On Wednesday, August 6th, an assembly of parents and teachers gathered before the...
Nearly every year that I was in high school, a student died from a car accident. Most of the accidents involved alcohol. In my junior year, the father of a child who barely survived one of the crashes arranged...
New Orleans Schools, Admissions Tours and School Open Houses  Whether you choose private, public, religious or otherwise – choosing a school in New Orleans is a huge challenge because it comes with a variety of educational choices and options. Admittedly,...
Dear Sweetheart, You have made it to the first day of school, big kid school! You have waited for this moment pretty much your entire life. You have heard about this idea for so long; you’ve seen students in class...
Wife, Mom, Business Owner, Chauffeur, Chef I wear all kinds of hats. There is a hat that has been added recently, that truly sends my anxiety into a panic. TEACHER Once upon a time, I was enrolled as an Education major in...
June 19th, do you know that this day has meaning? Three years ago, I didn’t. I should have, it’s about our culture, our history, it’s a day about freedom. African American Freedom. June 19th also known as Juneteenth, the black...
It’s summer time! Swimming, playing, sleeping in, and all things NO SCHOOL … until your child’s school publishes their summer reading requirements. Depending on the age and nature of your child, this could be a struggle. I get it....
I know, I know…we have all done our duty with homeschooling over the last nine weeks, and the last thing you want to hear about is teaching! However, the tips I am going to share with you are painless,...
I am a woman of color. The last week in our world has been the most terrifying that it has ever been for me. Over the last year of my life, I have felt that racial injustice has plagued it...
I know this is a touchy subject right now. It's hard for so many of us to even wrap our minds around the idea of paying thousands of dollars to simply home-school our kids again. None of us really...
Teacher Appreciation Week is here, and there are so many ways to celebrate our kids’ creative, dedicated, kind, intelligent and extraordinarily patient teachers. And, boy, do they deserve it! Parents across the country (the world, even) know this better than...
Bring it on Homeschool! I know we are all exhausted and sad now that we know all in person school for Louisiana students will not resume for this school year. I'm sure you are rolling your eyes and cracking open...