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Other than moving out of my parent’s house and having to become an adult at the late age of 22, going from DOG mom to DOG and HUMAN mom was one of the hardest transitions I have ever been...
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...
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...
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...
I am first going to start this post with some in yo face knowledge. Quarantining makes you do some crazy stuff. I'm not talking about demoing your bathroom or picking up a hobby, I am talking full-fledged, this momma...
With the fall weather picking up and Halloween around the corner, I decided to put together a themed dinner one night to welcome the new season. Hocus Pocus is our favorite Halloween movie! So, I opened the refrigerator in...
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...
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...
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by Children's Hospital of New Orleans, a proud partner of Boo at the Zoo.  2020 Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo: Audubon Zoo and Children's Hospital Are Hosting Spooktacular Fun For the Whole Family WHAT :: Peek-a-Boo...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Big Easy Con and written by NOM Contributor Tara Rosenkranz through her own experience. Big Easy Con Jr :: What to Know Before You Go I've been going to conventions also known as "Cons" since...
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...
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...

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...
What is Ramadan? The holy month of Ramadan is a time when Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking from dawn until dusk. We say goodbye to our morning coffee, snacking on our chocolate stash throughout the day,...