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In honor of October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I feel compelled to share my story. It took years of daily effort to reach a place of healing and freedom, and it is my goal to use my life changing...
All. The. Allergies. My eight-year-old has ALL. THE. ALLERGIES. He has nine anaphylactic allergies (none of which are airborne) and handfuls of environmental allergies. After his allergy testing, his doctor said she has never seen so many allergens come back with results...
With the hustle and bustle between work, school, meetings and extracurricular activities, it is hard to find time for families to sit down for meals together these days. I enjoy spending time cooking and feeding my family hearty and...
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...
How is this for a nightmare? As difficult as it might be, imagine running over a child in your vehicle. Disturbing, right? Now even harder, try to picture the child was your own, and this horrible incident occurred in your...
New Orleans is a city of notable cuisine. And of course, we enjoy it any time we want. And perhaps we even take it for granted every now and then. But as a peanut allergy mom, I know that...
As the famous song goes, “it’s the MOST wonderful time of the year”! Yes, the holidays are in full swing. There will be lots of traveling, shopping and holiday attractions from now until the New Year. Tis the season...
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...
Did you know that an average child would have to play full-court basketball for 14.5 hours to burn off candy calories? So, has that bag of Halloween-themed candy “minis” purchased in early October made it this far yet? If so,...
What goes up must come down. True or false? I never really gave it much thought until I started to write this post. I’m probably giving my age away, but do any of you remember having to manually use...
When I was pregnant I decided that I would be neutral on the breastfeeding issue. I didn’t feel strongly either way but wanted to give it a try. My philosophy was: if it works, great; if not, no worries....
Think it can’t happen to you … Think again! A child has already died this year in a hot car It’s still winter and already a child has died in a hot car. On February 28th, a 1-year-old Miami, FL...
Since Annelise was about two months old, she has slept through the night. Give or take a bad night here or there, when we are at home and she is in her routine, she sleeps. I am very blessed...
Growing up, my favorite summer activity was swimming. My parents said I couldn't be bothered to change into a swimsuit most days; swimming in my underwear was a regular occurrence. I grew up with a pool and learned to...