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Like many families in the New Orleans area, we find ourselves without traditional summer camp  or childcare this year. As a result, we've been looking for fun day trip adventures within driving distance of New Orleans to break up...
I work in software, and I’ve travelled all across the world for my job. I’ve been to Budapset, Warsaw, New York, California, Detroit, even Cincinnati … Once I was invited to Buc, France near Versailles to give a training....
I have many memories of my mom performing traditional “women’s work.” I can close my eyes and picture her ironing my dad’s shirts as they watched the nightly news or watching crime shows while folding laundry on the weekend....
Puzzles: Um, Not for Me! First of all, let me start by saying I have absolutely always sucked at puzzles. Spatial/Visual thinking is not my strong suit. Well, Quarantine is making me think I don't have a strong suit, but...

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As a writer, I’m not usually scared of the dreaded blank page. I like to dive right in with writing whatever pops into my mind and not worry about how awkward that first sentence is. I know I can...
2020 has been an unbelievably crazy year. It literally started out with the world on fire, and it seems everything has gone downhill from there. While we have all struggled with the chaos that has been thrown at us...
It’s summer time! Swimming, playing, sleeping in, and all things NO SCHOOL … until your child’s school publishes their summer reading requirements. Depending on the age and nature of your child, this could be a struggle. I get it....
Last night, I finally had the conversation with my boys that I honestly have been avoiding because {full disclosure} it made me uncomfortable, I worried about my words (or lack there of) and because I didn't want to "steal...
Over the past few weeks of reckoning with racial violence, I have seen many of my friends sharing the same idea: We will teach our kids to do better. I feel the same way, and have shared this sentiment myself....
Think Before You Speak Dear Captain, your voice is not my voice, nor is it the voice of the 3,500 of women you are representative of. I get that, as the captain of the largest female Krewe in New Orleans,...
What I Did When I was 6 years old, I heard the n-word for the first time. I was in the Taco Bell bathroom when I overheard a disgruntled customer complaining about an employee. I asked my mom later what...
After 2 1/2 months of quarantine, I am looking forward to things safely opening back up in New Orleans. I’m tired of my house, and I’ve exhausted all of the socially distant activities available the past few months. My twin boys...
The magnitude of what is going on in our world lately is overwhelming; I can only imagine how it must feel to people of color. Last week, I had a breakdown in front of my husband, sobbing about not...
Where Did All of This Come From? Jefferson Parish announced last week that they will be flip-flopping start times for elementary and high school students to honor research which supports success for adolescents starting school later in the morning. (You...