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2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists We received some incredible submissions for this year’s Best NOLA Dad campaign. It was a very tough task, and we really wish we could name everyone nominated Best NOLA Dad, but we were finally able...
1:4 is No Good Only one of my four children eat any and all vegetables that are put in front of them. In fact, she (my 5 year old), specifically requests salads and vegetables for meals and snacks. I have...
I've read all the posts about taking the kid-free trip and making time for you and your spouse. While deep down I knew that would be good, it never happened. In my child's six years of life, he has...
The kids are home for summer and that means a break from morning alarms, relaxed days, no homework, visits to playgrounds, all of the water activities, lots of fun and--if I’m being honest--lots of chaos (because I have 3...
I had a to-do list a mile long. My One Thing had turned into fifty. I’d carefully planned my day down to the minute and foolishly assumed nothing would go wrong. No traffic. No bad weather. No sick child....
We are a sensory bin family, and I am here to tell you why you should be too. For such a minor investment, these have turned out to be my children's absolute favorite items to play with in our home....
2019 Best NOLA Dad :: Nominate YOUR Favorite New Orleans Dad It’s that time again! With Father’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to take the time to honor and recognize the amazing dads in our lives. They inspire us and encourage...
I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, but my hands are trembling and shaking as I type these words. I have a story to tell and passions to pursue, but so do you, and my passions and dreams aren’t...
I could be angry about a lot right now, but I’m choosing not to. I could be angry that after going 3 ½ years unmedicated (this last round), my son was seizure free, until this morning. I could be angry that...
I am the absolute opposite of a procrastinator. I start planning baby showers the minute a friend tells me they are pregnant. On a few occasions, I even started planning baby showers before a friend was actually pregnant or...
Today I pulled out my Nana's necklace to wear. As I attempted to untangle the cross necklace she wore daily, I began to get frustrated and then I cried. It wasn't the necklace, it was her. It was the...
When you become a mom, everything else gets put on hold. Your dreams. Your career. Your hopes and desires. Your wishes for the future. Your plans to save, or travel. Your plans to live life how you want, or...
20 years ago, I graduated high school. And then I went on to college, moved to New Orleans, took my first job, met my husband and started a family. But today, 20 years later, I walk across the stage...
November 2014, I was nine months pregnant with my first child and ready to start a brand new chapter in life — becoming a stay-at-home mom. I was so ready to take on my new role and certain that...

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