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Fall is upon us and that means Halloween is right around the corner. I'm not big on Halloween or trick or treating, and I know I am not alone. Crowds, scary decorations and all the work for trick or...
I absolutely love Halloween. At the risk of becoming public enemy number one, let me say I may even love it more than Christmas. The decorations are so much fun. Seeing all of the kids in their costumes is...
If you have a Pinterest account, then you have no doubt seen similar recipes floating around. All of them are a little too Mama and Papa Bear for me: too much chocolate, not enough crunch, not enough chewiness. Being...
I know, I know. It’s a rite of passage in a child’s life. It’s magical. Their faces light up and there is an innocence in their belief. I am depriving my children of the joy that comes with believing in...
It’s that time of year. Lots of family portraits taking place. Everyone getting their Christmas card pictures in. You have to force yourself to stop yelling at children to cooperate long enough for a halfway decent picture of you...
One of the greatest things about living in Louisiana is that we are a melting pot of cultures and backgrounds, many of which carry some pretty awesome traditions with them. A small sampling of the people that live here...
Yup, that is right, Halloween is the scariest holiday. No, it is not because of the goblins and ghosts or the haunted houses. It is because of the candy. No, I am not talking about all those crazy stories you...
You know the drill. You see a mini-session sale on Facebook. That's a great price! You can’t pass that up! Your mother has been asking for pictures and the kids have changed so much since last year! You good...
“Is Halloween real?” my three-year-old asked last night. We’ve been talking about real and imaginary a lot lately, so with pumpkins appearing everywhere, I wasn’t surprised by the question. A holiday built around dressing up and eating candy doesn’t...
I will never forget the best day of our lives, November 27, 2012. It was the day our son Drew Joseph Boswell was born. Every mother knows the bliss of seeing and holding your sweet baby for the first...
My daughter recently celebrated her first birthday. We hosted her party at our house, while also hosting multiple sets of out of town guests. But don't worry. You can take a deep breath because obviously, I survived to write this...
There is no Christmas in our house. No tree, no Santa. Our family is Jewish, which for us means December 25th is a peaceful day where we eat Chinese food and enjoy an otherworldly quiet while most of the...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our friends at Rail Events Productions.  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Returns to New Orleans for a Magical Holiday Experience THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is back for another exciting season. Rail Events Productions is...
The holidays are my favorite time of year, specifically Christmas. The music, the decorations, the spirit - I can't help but get swallowed up in the fun of it all! And I now love the experience of holidays with...