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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,...
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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...
After a couple of weeks of “distance learning,” I have to say that if before I admired teachers, now they also have my deepest sympathy. I imagine that teaching little ones can be like herding cats at times. Well now,...
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...