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As a high school student, I journaled often. Somewhere there's a box with tons of spiral-bound notebooks filled with a wide array of sagas including young love, breakups, friendship antics, cool parties, and dance team activities. I remember using...
What is a Resolution? On Merriam-Webster, the foremost definition of resolution is, “the act or process of resolving.” This is called a circular definition. I am not a fan of this practice, the practice of circular definition, the practice of...
Almost two years ago, my eighty-seven-year-old grandpa left the park after feeling ill. Unable to continue his drive home, he pulled over to take a rest and became unconscious. At just the right moment, a woman who was on...
I have never been the skinny friend or the small girl in any group, from elementary school to high school. I wasn’t fat by any means, but I was bigger than most of my peers. I was fine with...
Just over 13 years ago, a sweet little white fluffy Maltese was born, and I didn’t even know it. Just about twelve weeks later, I went to look at her, and she chose me right away.  I was 24,...
It is that time for the annual visit to the OB/GYN. Well, for me it had been three years since my last exam. My appointment literally kept getting pushed back, and between my doctor bringing new babies into the...
Disclosure ::  This post is sponsored by Lolo's Studio, New Orleans’ first youth-centered yoga, art and mindfulness studio. Help Your Kids Manage Stress During These Uncertain Times Even before the pandemic, stress and anxiety levels of kids was at an all time...
I love a good plan. Few things excite me as much as the thrill of setting a goal, then laying out the steps to achieve it. I have a stack of paper planners, spreadsheets, and calendar and phone reminders...
This past year certainly brought challenges no one could have predicted and it's certainly a year that will be talked about for a long time to come. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a...
Migraines are a specific type of headache that cause numerous other symptoms and usually last much longer and are more painful and severe than a tension headache or sinus headache. In fact, I don't believe they belong in the...
This year has honestly been the roughest roads most kids have encountered.  Huge life changes, traditions canceled and holidays missed, kids and adults are carrying quite the load, and things can feel tough. Our newfound sanity saver has been journal...
Kid’s Best Furriend Before I was a human Momma, I was and still am a Fur Momma. Since I can remember, I have always had a pet. My parents had a dog when I was born. Throughout the years there...
Fatigue. It is what most of us are probably feeling right now, in one way or another, but definitely COVID fatigue. When I found out I was pregnant around this time last year, I fantasized about the many things...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. COVID-19 and Kids :: What Parents Need to Know This Holiday Season To date, there have been over 1.1 million total cases of COVID-19 reported in children in the Unites...