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I was recently faced with a dilemma. My 7-year-old daughter ran to me crying, exclaiming her friend “spit in her face." I probably had the same expression on my face that most of you have while reading those words. I...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MindCoachNola and written by Adela Baker, Founder and CEO, Mind Coach NOLA. 10 Reasons You or Someone You Know Might Need an ADHD Coach 1. You feel overwhelmed with all that you have to do. You...
After being home for 2 months and some (you know, COVID), finally, the last day of school came for both my kids (first grader and kindergarten). We were in some sort of “routine” and as any other year, we...
I’ve said the statement “I’m drowning” more times than I’d care to admit since the school year began. I am currently being swept under by the wave of school pressures that come with having a first and third grader....
This week has been b-u-s-y for my family. Come November, everything feels like its starting to move at a million miles per hour with little to no breaks in between social events, school events, and holidays--which makes doing our...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans.  My Family in Crisis: What Children's Hospital Means to Me This past October, my nine-year-old son was hospitalized at Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Center. He'd been anxious and depressed, and...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Know the Signs :: Suicide Prevention Month Right now, our day to day activities look drastically different than they ever have before. From school, to play dates, to weekend activities,...
A few weeks ago, my ten-year-old daughter competed in the 2021 Short Course State Swim Championships in Baton Rouge. My daughter is not a natural-born swimmer. She does not have the traditional “swimmer’s body” or the genes of a family...
As a child for me, the world was my playground. I remember playing outside in the dirt from sun up to sun down by my grandmother's house, exploring the woods, playing in the ditch, and so on. I could...
I was at a park play date with a new friend who is a grandmother, and we were discussing our kids … hers that are grown, and mine still young and impressionable. I thought we were comfortable enough that...