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A few years ago, I set out on a quest to make a homemade king cake that would rival the ones we pay $20+ for at bakeries around town. There’s no shortage of king cake recipes online -- but...
I recently had a big reality check. For so long, I’ve been trying to figure out being a mom, get back on my own two feet, and be able to live a comfortable life and great example for my...
How often do you think that you will remember something forever? You think a moment or idea is so grand that there is no way you can forget the details of it, right? Except, eventually you don't remember. You...
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Cold Weather Indoor Fun!

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New Orleans is experiencing some chilly temps this week and if you're anything like me you are finding every opportunity to hide from the cold! We have been getting creative with the outdoor activities over the last few months,...
Disclaimer: This guide is meant to be a starting point for planning your trip. As always, please do your own research It's easy to see why Gatlinburg is a favorite of NOLA residents, you can be in the mountains and...
The alarm on my phone softly chimes and I feel around on my nightstand until I find it and press “stop.”  I close my eyes for just a few more minutes and the next time I open them it’s...
This year has been interesting, to say the least. Canceled plans and uncertainty at an all-time high has emphasized the importance of being flexible and open to change. We had a big international trip that we canceled a week...
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...
“ Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure? Measure a year?"  --”Seasons of Love,” by Jonathan Larson, from the Broadway Musical RENT  2020 has clearly been a year like none other. As this year winds down, I...
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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...
My mom Stacy is a fabulous cook, just like her mother was. Like most fabulous cooks, she's "famous" for a few dishes that she's known for making very well. During the holidays, her old-fashioned peanut butter fudge definitely tops...
B.Y.O.B. has a new meaning when it comes to weeknight family-pleasing meals: build your own bowl. I have been very lucky to have non-picky eaters for kids. I chalk it up to having diversity in cuisine at a very young...