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Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at Louise S. McGehee School. How McGehee Helps Young Girls Embrace Individuality and Independence :: A Mom's Perspective While most recent holiday wish lists were stacked with hoverboards, Baby...
Now that the holidays are over, it is time for back to school! Here are five tips to help you keep your child on track for academic success this year. Literacy is very important even in our technology-driven world....
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” I’d like to introduce you to High Voltage Youth Camp, an organization committed to providing educational and recreational programs for youth and senior citizens of New Orleans. How High Voltage Youth Camp...
Dear NOLA-PS, I think you owe us an apology. An apology to our students, parents and teachers/staff. Honestly, I think we need an apology and better explanation than the one you gave on Monday. Schools were out for two weeks,...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” we'd like to introduce you to NOLA Baby Café, an organization committed to their mission to inspire, educate and support women and their families on their journey to a healthier life...
Disclosure :: This post and video is sponsored by The Louise S. McGehee School. What will YOU find here? Joy. Voice. Courage. Self. Purpose. Freedom. Potential. Superpower. McGehee is a school of girls for girls. Join us on a journey.  Where academics...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at Ursuline Academy. 5 Ways to Raise a Culturally Competent Child Now more than ever, our world needs culturally competent citizens. Where do we start? Our future leaders. As parents,...
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by De La Salle High School. Welcome to De La Salle High School De La Salle High School prepares young men and women for college, career, and life. The only private, co-educational, Catholic 8-12...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at McGehee's Little Gate Preschool. Why I Love McGehee's Little Gate Preschool :: A Mom's Perspective Little Gate is Hard to Describe in Words Little Gate is a feeling, a community,...
Fall is my absolute favorite time of year for many reasons: sweater weather, bonfires, football, and Latinx Heritage Month. Latinx Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th through October 15th. Is one month enough? No, but that is an...
I remember the exact incident that took place that brought to light the thoughts of “That could be me." Sandra Bland, 2015. Sandra was pulled over for a minor traffic infraction in Texas. The stop escalated, she was arrested and charged...
You are the real MVPs! My children have been in your care for over a month, and I must say... BRAVO! I'm honestly not sure how you are pulling this off, but you are. Last school year ended abruptly. You...
Last Tuesday, while most metro area schools were canceled in anticipation of Hurricane Sally, a fire started in an annex building of JC Ellis Elementary School in Metairie. No one was in the building and Jefferson Parish Fire Department...

Names are Important

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As an English teacher, one of my favorite lessons to teach my students through literature has always been “names are important.” I ask my students to consider what a character’s name reveals about him. I ask them to pay...