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If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say... Your mama probably did always tell you, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” We all know it. But sometimes we forget and a little too...
Ready or Not, Here It Comes The time has come: the final countdown of my thirties. That's right, forty is on the horizon. I am currently weeks away from my 40th birthday, and I am feeling a lot different about...
“You’re so patient with him,” someone told me while watching me talk my son through a meltdown. I smiled and said thanks, not sure what response was appropriate. But I reflected on her words later, and I realized that I...
May you never be afraid to fail. I know you try so hard to do everything perfectly. I see you get frustrated when you don’t understand something new, and I have watched you cry when you make a mistake. I...
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: I’m not a fan of skinny jeans, and I never have been. That being said, I understand the appeal of them for a certain subset of the population. You...
5 Family Friendly Crockpot Recipes to Make During a Busy Week How many times do we come home tired from a long day of work to have to make a meal for our families? Yes, fast food or takeout are...
Being part of a “two-dad” family, I knew there were going to be curve balls thrown at us when raising our babies. Living in New Orleans, we are really blessed to be embraced by this awesome city. From all...
In this bizzaro, upside down, unprecedented time, it seems so strange when there’s anything “normal” to be nervous about. Luckily, fate has done me a solid and thrown in just one of those things this week. Somehow, I am old enough...
Need a break from homeschooling your kids? Tired of hearing the terms social distancing and pandemic and want to replace them with terms like rake and callers? Or to put it bluntly, do you just need a break from...
Being born and raised Catholic, like most of New Orleans, I observe the season of Lent. Lent is a time to repent from your sins to prepare for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, to make up for the large...
My Brother is a Sexual Predator I always knew there was something different about my brother. He was over a decade my senior but always seemed more immature than me. I had a job from a young age, while years...
I’m a dog person. I’m a dog person who comes from a long line of dog people -- who married a cat person.  Until we bought our home on the Northshore last year, we lived in a “no pets allowed”...
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As I sit here and reminisce on the last two weeks, I realize how many times I have truly questioned myself as a mother. I’ve questioned if my kids are happy, if I’m being too hard on them, I...
Most people have put away their fireworks and noise makers as soon as January 1st rolls around, having fully celebrated New Year’s as the clock struck midnight. But our family celebrates a second time near the end of January...