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So what if your child has an exceptionality, they deserve to be part of the enormous fun and culture of that once a year experience of Mardi Gras. Navigating a parade can be stressful for any family with kids,...
All I wanted to do was see my son and for him to see his mom in the audience. Unfortunately, we saw each other cry instead. You see, it’s been over a year since we heard the doctor utter the...
For those of you who know me, you know that I teach high school students. The approach to high school is very different than the approach I take with my elementary-aged child. First of all, there's no evidence or...
Setting Limits :: Making Sense of the new Screen Time feature in iOS 12.0+ Like many children these days, my four have devices they can use to play games and watch movies. Managing the time spent in front of these...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. How Can Parents Help Their Children Become School Ready? Have you ever wondered, what exactly is school readiness? How will putting together a puzzle benefit your child in school? What is...
Please Don't Give Me Homemade Treats: A Teacher's Plea Before I begin, I feel the need to provide a disclaimer of sorts. I am a high school teacher, and, in case you didn't know, gift giving goes way WAY down...
Kids Love Stories From birth and beyond, fiction is presented to us and typically, this is where we fall in love with reading. Once Upon a Time ... are the words we look for when we know something wonderful is...
What's a Charter School? Charters are public schools that operate outside of the traditional Parish School System, though some are still authorized and overseen by the local school board (Type 1 & 3). Type 2, 4 & 5 are BESE authorized, which means...
De La Salle High School :: Coeducational, Collaborative 21st Century-Learning, Anchored in Faith Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our friends at De La Salle High School.  De La Salle High School’s “Co-Ed Advantage” prepares both boys and girls for...
Growing up in New Orleans our education system has always come under criticism for it's less than stellar record of student performance, funding and lack of diversity, innovation and administrative oversight. Enter Hurricane Katrina. Although this mighty storm and its subsequent...
Growing up, I moved around a good bit so I’m a product of public school, private school, and department of defense schools all in different states and countries. I’ve personally experienced them all and I think there are some big...
Benefits of Choosing a Catholic Education in New Orleans Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Archdiocese of New Orleans. A Time of Reflection In closing out the celebration of the New Orleans tricentennial, we reflect on how Catholicism has shaped our city....
Navigating the Admission Process in Pre-School Through High School Disclosure: This informative post is sponsored by St Andrews Episcopal School. It’s Open House season and parents are beginning to look for that perfect school for their children. There are so many...
Big Dreams … Sort of ... The earliest I can remember, I wanted to be a physical therapist. I had never even met a physical therapist, but for years I proudly told people that’s what I would do. Somewhere around...

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