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Nature as Therapy for Families Perhaps I am biased on the subject since I practically grew up outdoors, but this past month I realized just how badly kids and parents need nature adventures together. My sister was in charge of planning...
Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of...
There’s a smell in the hallway, so let me get started. I have two kids, ages seven and nine. Like most kids, they make messes. I conquered the fear of germs early on, when I almost drowned after dozing...
To Parents of Teens :: Have a Bully Action Plan Our innate nature as parents is to protect our children. Yet it’s difficult to know how much “protecting” is enough … or too much. Who’s to judge whether our parenting...
Dear Me: I know you're sad right now. I can feel the tears dripping down your face and know the weight on your heart. You're out of sorts - no more wondering when it's going to happen. It has happened....
Being sober in New Orleans is tough Like, really tough. Everywhere I turn there is a drive through daiquiri shop or "Big A$$ Beers To Go" signs or people walking the streets with giant green grenade drinks. The cafe's offer shots of Baileys or...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Zika Virus :: What You Need to Know If you’ve turned on the TV in recent months, you’ve no doubt heard about the Zika virus outbreak. So, what does it all mean and how...
One of the proudest things I’ve done to date (besides birthing two precious boys) is co-founding the wonderful non-profit organization, Delivering Hope NOLA. It has been over 4 years since my family spent 101 days in the NICU with...
Why I Choose Modern Medicine This is not a post to say how I am better than you or care about my children more. We are all doing the best we can and make decisions based on what we feel...
The Story of Caroline's Carts :: Celebration in the Aisles Imagine going to the store – without kids. You can walk through the aisles leisurely rather than chasing after your toddler who is headed straight to the towering display of...
Finding Purpose Beyond The Pain {The Story Behind St. Bryce Missions} Growing up as a girl in Lakeview, I never imagined I would ever leave New Orleans to live anywhere else. I certainly never imagined myself living in rural Costa Rica...
Whether you will be receiving or giving a "sprinkle" shower to a seasoned mom or forgoing this new trend, even experienced moms with more than one child need help preparing for a new addition. I have noticed very few...
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Enjoy Your Privileges

Privilege. It's such a loaded word these days. People can get downright defensive when they are told they’re privileged, but after a freak accident left me hospitalized and unable to walk for months, I now have a new appreciation for the...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Play is essential for a child’s development and creating a nurturing play “space” to encourage and support play is important. While opportunities to grow and learn can happen spontaneously –...

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