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Dear Nursery Teacher, The other day I asked my two-year-old, “Who loves you?” to which she responded, “Mommy!” and then “Daddy!” I then asked her, “Who else?” expecting to hear her say any of her cousins or grandparents. Instead, she shouted...

Being Doctor Mom

Motherhood is Hard No matter what the circumstances - being a stay at home mom or a working mom. Much has been debated as to which approach is best for the kids, which is more challenging. To me, the days...
As a pregnant, stay-at-home mom to a 3 and a half year old, I was starting to feel like something was missing. My daughter would be starting school full time in the fall, and soon I would be doing...
I got fired last week ... laid off, let go, whatever you want to call it. It was a total shock, devastating, almost debilitating at first. I have always been your typical, responsible, type A, anxiety-ridden perfectionist. I got...
I am the absolute opposite of a procrastinator. I start planning baby showers the minute a friend tells me they are pregnant. On a few occasions, I even started planning baby showers before a friend was actually pregnant or...
When we first got married, my husband Ryan worked a typical job, 8am to 5pm or whenever he was finished. Through the years, he worked with different companies so sometimes that differed a little. Whether he worked more sporadic...
Guilt is a useless punishing emotion. It lurks deep in your heart or sometimes relentlessly in the front of your mind. You may cry, get angry, grind your teeth, or toss and turn at night. Parents who lament over...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tulane Pre-College and was written by Kristin Guidry. When They're Too Big for Summer Camp :: Tulane Pre-College Offers a Solution to "Brain Drain"   Summer can be more than just fun… Summer is a magical time...
I remember being pregnant and saying that I would never let my son watch an iPad because it was “bad” for him. Fast forward three years and guess who makes sure that thing is fully charged? Me. Yes me!  Yes,...
I graduated from high school in 2002 and dove straight into college life at LSU. I wasn't totally sure what I wanted to do, but I had narrowed it down to a few different majors. Theater, English, or Nursing. All...
Fifth Grade Smarty Pants My oldest child is in the fifth grade. Old enough to be able to communicate to me if he's having trouble in a certain subject and just stubborn enough to think he doesn't need to try...
Last year, women in the United States earned 80 cents on average for every dollar a man earned. And sadly, Louisiana’s gender wage gap remains one of the worst in the country. Lawmakers recently reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act,...
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...
My husband and I have known each other since I was sixteen. Let’s be clear, it was NOT love at first sight. We met through a summer program and were frenemies for about 4 years. We reconnected again when my...

 

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