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Other than moving out of my parent’s house and having to become an adult at the late age of 22, going from DOG mom to DOG and HUMAN mom was one of the hardest transitions I have ever been...
In one of my earliest memories of seeing my late father angry, I am biking alongside him as he runs around the LSU lakes when a car comes speeding too fast around a curve. I can remember my dad’s...
I didn’t say no or try to stop it. I didn’t avoid the situation, and so it went on for years. And I guess because of that, it didn’t seem bad to me until I was older and could...

Remembering Sandy Hook

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I still remember where I was when I heard the news. At the hospital, in a patient’s room distracted by the horrific news on the screen. Another school shooting, this time the victims were amongst the youngest, aged 6...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LCMC Health Urgent Care. Free Flu Shots :: Don't Let The Flu Take You Down When a Cold Isn't a Cold In late September I came down with what I thought was a cold. As a...
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...
I have given birth five times, and I can remember every detail from each delivery. I remember asking as soon as my first baby was born if she had all her fingers and toes, and I remember seeing my...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by LCMC Health Urgent Care. Sports Injury Prevention for Your Kids (And You, too) :: Presented by LCMC Health Urgent Care Prevention before Treatment Sports are a way of life here in South Louisiana. From the Northshore...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Little Fins Swim Academy. 5 Ways to Make Starting Swim Lessons Easier with Little Fins Swim Academy Start Swim Lessons Now and Have One Less Thing to Worry About Summer is only a few short weeks...
It's NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the Momo Hysteria By now, we've all seen the creepy, bug-eyed girl with the long black hair jumping through our screens. These posts are shared by well-intentioned parents, caregivers, grandmas and...

What Did I Just Watch?

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Any given Friday night, once the kids are in bed, you can find my husband and me on the couch watching our guilty pleasure, Dateline. So it’s no surprise that when I saw the advertisement for “Abducted in Plain...
Once upon a time, long ago... Like at least 15 or 20 years, back when everyone smelled like Clinique Happy and Steve Madden platforms and wide leg jeans were must haves, hardly anyone had a cell phone. But everyone had a...
Setting Limits :: Making Sense of the new Screen Time feature in iOS 12.0+ Like many children these days, my four have devices they can use to play games and watch movies. Managing the time spent in front of these...
Disclaimer: I am not a child psychologist or an expert on this topic in any way. I am just a mom trying to figure out how to raise my children to be aware and safe when they are not...