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We've known that we've been wanting to move for a while. As our family grew, we realized that we were quickly outgrowing our home. We wanted a bigger house in a school district where we'd be happy sending our...
Yes, you read correctly! My family and I are going to attempt switching to a vegan diet for the fourth time. I think it's safe to say that one of the hardest things to do is to change your...
Overnight Success: Sleepovers 101 The sleepover was a rite of friendship passage for me growing up. I still remember wrapping up in a towel and leaping off my friend’s bed reenacting Dove soap commercials. Her home felt like my home,...
They say death shows up in threes, which has always stressed me out. But what about illnesses? Broken appliances? Car trouble? Tight finances? Random expenses that have no place in the budget? What number do those show up in? Because I would...
Our house is pet free. To be honest I always feel a little self conscious telling people that we don't have pets and don't want any. It seems like most middle class suburban families like us have at least...
In your defense, you probably don’t even realize what affect you had. I don’t think you were ever (or often) deliberately hateful. Looking back, I don’t think you hated me at all. Maybe you didn’t like me very much,...
I adore my big brother… but I’ve been sour for 38 years that I don’t have a sister. Even as we speak, my daughter has amazing brothers, but she doesn’t have a sister. It doesn’t sit well with me....
Hello. If you're a native to this Greater New Orleans area, (and we all are, even if we don't all start out that way) you've probably heard some unflattering, untrue things about the western side of the great Mississippi...

My Husband Lost His Job

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New City, New Job When we moved to Louisiana, the national drugstore that my husband worked for was very honest and told him that they wouldn't be able to place him in Louisiana. And if they could, they would not...
Trying to keep my mind off the craziness that is “The Rona,” I tend to stress eat. As I’m working on my health and fitness journey, I must say that this isn’t helping at all.  As I was talking...
One of the most notable challenges of the past several months has been the amount of time spent at home with the entire family all day, every day. I feel a little ashamed to admit that. I love my kids,...
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...
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...
Hello friend! Allow me to vent for a minute so I can go back to my thing… sometimes all we need is to vent to just be able to get something off our chest and be able to move...