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A new medical diagnosis is something that I know I am not alone in. It might be your child, your self, or your family member. Many of us have crossed this bridge or will at some point. It's a grief...
We love our small house in Mid-City. We love our neighbors, we love the shops and restaurants nearby, and we love that we have a driveway-- what a rare commodity in this city! We’d moved from the Marigny where...
Growing up, my mom always made a big deal about birthdays. We always had some sort of celebration(s). To this day, my parents joke about how I had a whole birthday month, which isn't false. My parents still play...
“No, I’m not okay!” It was a random night of laying in bed and killing my hands with scrolling through Facebook then on to Instagram then back to Facebook and I got stuck watching video after video. Sounds familiar? I...
I’m a transplant in this beautiful city I now call home. I wasn’t born here, and I certainly wasn’t raised here. The first time I tried king cake I was 26 years old, and last week was the first...
Social Skills Class My son and I are taking a “Social Skills” class at Children’s Hospital. A class that I find a lot of kids would benefit from (whether they are on the spectrum or not) since it explains what...

My Husband Lost His Job

New City, New Job When we moved to Louisiana, the national drugstore that my husband worked for was very honest and told him that they wouldn't be able to place him in Louisiana. And if they could, they would not...
Years ago, in true judgy-childless-woman form, I read and heard children’s names and promised, “I will never give my child a weird name." I determined then and there that I would never choose a name that was hard to...
My Nonna was always a big part of my life. She was around for everything! She even lived with us after Katrina for a while. Not only was I extremely close to her but she was close with my...
At the end of 2nd grade, my son was formally tested and diagnosed with ADHD (inattentive type). It wasn't really a surprise. I knew my dude's struggling was more than just laziness and lack of motivation. Even still, hearing...
Deep in a box of keepsakes, sandwiched between gilded macaroni frames and first-day-of-school photos, some of my earliest Halloween costumes can be found. I don’t remember wearing them, but the fabric feels familiar, and the sequins still shine.  Each of...
October 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day It is a day to celebrate the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy. Diagnosed early on in life, Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability among children. It is a permanent disability that...
If you have three kids or have ever thought about adding that third kid to your family then I am sure you've seen the articles on how hard having three kids is. Maybe you have also heard from friends...
Mommy Duty ... We are a family of 4, my husband, myself, a kindergartener and a first-grader. We have no extended family in town and a full-time job for the husband and a “flexible” work from home job for me....

 

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