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The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide The reinvention of the new normal continues! No matter what that may look like for your family, one thing is for certain, birthdays are still happening this year. Whether desire a simple, socially-distanced...

Dear NICU Nurse

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Dear NICU Nurses, As a mom to two miraculous preemies who both had their own journey in the NICU, I am extremely grateful to the wonderful nurses who took care of my sons. There is no way I could have...
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,...
Virtual learning ... it's not as easy as many people thought it would be. It’s not just "Kids, get on a computer and learn." Oh no, it's A LOT more involved than that. From both teachers and parents. I've been seeing...
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We Came, We Conquered.

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We came, we conquered. Four words every teacher that has been in school for the past month can actually utter. It was a hard back to school, y'all. I think I can speak for all teachers on that one. It...
We couldn't be more excited for a new season and September brings a mix of fun events happening both in-person and virtually! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and...
How to Help Hurricane Laura Victims Immediately We are being inundated with questions about how best to help the victims of Hurricane Laura. We have complied a list of tangible ideas and resources for you below. Now is the time...
Twenty-one (21) weeks out, one (1) week in, and one of my children is already quarantined. We all knew the 2020-2021 school year would be a roller coaster ride. However, I chose to have an optimistic attitude going into...
One of the hardest things I've had to do so far. Hey Momma, it's hard. You're taking your baby to their very first day (literally very first day ever) to school. Hearing your baby cry for you throughout the halls...
I know we all know this, but I'll say it anyway. Mommin' ain't easy. Most days it feels like we're just barely getting by, and honestly, some days that is only because of the love and support of our...
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Dear Chocolate Santa

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Dear Chocolate Santa, Just four short months before Christmas and we are grieving your loss and the tradition you created. Some may have called you Chocolate Santa, others 7th Ward Santa, and those who worked with you affectionately called you...
School is back in session for most students across the globe and some parents are choosing virtual learning for their student(s). Aside from the traditional school supplies list of pencils, pens, and notebooks students attending school virtually need computers,...
Back to school. It's been emotional this year, hasn't it, mamas? 2020 has thrown us more curve balls than we can manage, and let's just say that for me, my response to the first day of school was another...

The Truth About Night Shift

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"I Won't Survive" Flashback to 13 years ago ... I'm a mom of an almost 3 year old and very pregnant, I had just passed my NCLEX. I was offered a job in the NICU where I completed my senior...