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During grad school, I worked for a short time as a receptionist at a local veterinary clinic. After hurricane Gustave hit, a number of strays were brought into the clinic, including one strikingly beautiful blue merle Catahoula. Usually, the...
We recently sent our three kids away for the next two weeks. This time is lovingly referred to as “Cousin Camp,” which my mother-in-law dreamt of for years as a time when all her grandkids could spend a week...
Whether or not we want to admit it, our parents were and always will be right. The saying “Momma knows best” is truer as an adult than ever. Each teaching moment and lesson was setting us up for a...
It is time to go back to work from your maternity leave. Does it make you feel anxious? There are a few questions that you need to address. Especially since a lot has happened while you’ve been gone …...
Oftentimes our family can get to the end of a busy week and realize we haven't actually spent any good quality time together. With this in mind, Friday Family Fun Night was born. Fridays are a chance for us...
“Are you done, now that you’ve got your girl?” Pregnant with my third baby (first girl), this question offended me. It bothered me. It always left me with a sense of lacking. Putting aside the offensive fact that people...

Invisible Mom

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If you are anything like me, you more than likely saw the title of this post and thought, “I’d like to be invisible sometimes!” Being invisible as a mom is next to impossible. We are almost always the default...
Like many families in the New Orleans area, we find ourselves without traditional summer camp  or childcare this year. As a result, we've been looking for fun day trip adventures within driving distance of New Orleans to break up...
I have many memories of my mom performing traditional “women’s work.” I can close my eyes and picture her ironing my dad’s shirts as they watched the nightly news or watching crime shows while folding laundry on the weekend....
Missing I woke up this morning to see a message that one of my daughter's long time friends had been reported missing. Without a second thought I shared the message to my social media platforms and sat there quietly. I...
Here's the funny thing about opinions: WE ALL HAVE THEM I've always been very opinionated. It's been my best and worst quality for as long as I can remember. It's brought me closer to people, and it's pushed people away....
Disclosure :: we included affiliate links below, but we hope these ideas will help make shopping for those hard to shop for dads in your life a little easier! Let’s face it … for us ladies, shopping comes naturally and...
I feel obligated to start with this disclaimer: I’m very aware that my family is incredibly, exceptionally blessed to have had all the stars in the grandparent universe line up in our favor.  My parents (Mimi and Pa Pa) and...
Dear Mom, The pressure to be perfect can weigh heavy, especially on a mother. That amount of pressure never came from you because you never attempted to prove to me (or anyone) that being perfect was a part of life....