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While this new style of living is new to many of you, I've been living in a sort of "quarantine" for the past couple of years. My son, born with a rare chromosome disorder, multiple disabilities and chronic illnesses,...
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Optimism is a gift of epic proportions. Parenting during a global pandemic puts any true optimist to the test. I’m the mom of a cancer survivor. I don’t visit the dark side of cancer treatment very often mostly because it...
We are one week down in coronavirus quarantine and I have learned a lot about myself, my family and our fellow man. Here are just a few takeaways. I sorely underestimated the amount of alcohol we would need. #sendtitos #sendchamps...
How to Practice Self Care During the Coronavirus Quarantine We should all be staying inside to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and if you are anything like me, then you are stressed! Take a deep breath and count to...
Onward :: A Pixar Hit That Hits Even Closer to Home At the beginning of March, I decided to bring my two young daughters to see Pixar’s newest release, Onward. I invited my older brother to join us. Not being...
We are excited to introduce our community to the newest members of the New Orleans Mom team. Each one is a powerful, energetic and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know...
If you are the parent of an elementary school aged kid or younger, you are currently being inundated with online resources for keeping them entertained and educated. But as the mom of 12 year olds, I'm finding it harder...
I like to think of myself as a super outgoing person with a big bright personality. In reality, I love being home, in my comfy clothes, binge watching serial killer documentaries. When first meeting me, I am shy and...
Anxiety Or Prudence? Am I a good mom? What if my husband gets in an accident? What if my cats escape and I never find them? What if there’s a hurricane? WHAT IF I RUN OUT OF TOILET PAPER DURING...
Yes, this post is a pun on the movie, 10 Things I Hate About You. I'm trying to keep it light; you will see why. I hate that people think I am insensitive for not freaking out. I hate...
The Great Debate I need a moment. This weekend has been overwhelming with COVID-19 and the changes it has brought with it, and you cannot escape the discussions around it. We all know the great parent debates: breast or formula,...
Children’s Hospital New Orleans and LCMC Health, in coordination with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Louisiana Office of Public Health, continue to closely monitor an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19)...
Six Years. It has been six years since my beautiful son, Drew suddenly passed away at 15.5 months old. How is that possible? How did time keep passing? He was the axis upon which our world revolved. Our only child at the...

 

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