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My phone buzzed with a text from an old friend: “You have to come to Kansas! I’m engaged!” The two-week-old pile of laundry glared at me. My mind was full of an already full to-do list: work projects, forms to...
Your friend just had a baby, and you're going visit her and meet her newest family member. Do you bring something? Not bring something? A gift for her or the baby? These are all things I ask myself before...
My college roommate, Christy, recently flew in from New York to spend a few days with us here in New Orleans. We have always bonded over our love of good food, traveling, and our enthusiasm for the Georgia Bulldogs....
I was late to the Marie Kondo movement on Netflix. You are more likely to find me watching Evil Genius, The Staircase, or some other crime thriller than a show about home makeovers. But the more and more I...
Have you ever had one of those deja vu moments? I had one a couple of months ago. There I was, nonchalantly avoiding a task and perusing my Facebook feed. I mean, we've all done it a time or two,...
The Big Kid Sleepover My son recently turned 11. Birthday parties aren't as cool as they used to be, though video games are very "in." Sleepovers are the best thing ever, but how many boys can I have sleep at...
Another Christmas season has passed and, as you take a moment to breathe, you realize you forgot to send out Christmas cards. Or maybe (like I did last year) you ordered them and left them on a counter never...
Holidays are supposed to bring happiness, joy, and peace, right? If anything can test a relationship with your spouse, it’s decorating the Christmas tree. Growing up, my dad didn’t have much input with holiday décor or plans. Many times,...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
What is Friendsgiving? Friendsgiving is generally hosting a Thanksgiving meal among friends a week before the actual holiday. I've been doing Friendsgiving for a few years now, and I can officially attest that every person needs to experience a Friendsgiving at...
I have struggled with loneliness off and on over the years. Before I had children I struggled some, but more so since having them. The truth is I don’t admit to many people that I struggle with loneliness because...
I have been very fortunate to raise my kids in a village. My boys are often surrounded by a gaggle of toddlers and chaos. It’s so much fun to watch them play with children their age, but there are...
Being from New Orleans, you always have a connection to people. Friendships here go way back. I met four of my closest friends in the 4th grade. My husband's three best friends went to kindergarten with him. We have "aunts...
A couple of weeks ago, I was pursuing one of the mom groups I am a member of on Facebook. I noticed that one of the ladies posted asking for advice on how to gracefully decline a demand request...

 

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