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Social media, the news, the Huffington Post, and society all tell us what being a "good mom" means. It usually involves cooking healthy meals without high fructose corn syrup, brushing teeth twice a day, giving baths, helping out with homework,...
Like most parents out there with young children, our refrigerator is full of birthday invitations. Sometimes our weekend days consist of juggling at least two birthday parties while wrangling our everyday family and household responsibilities, spending time with one...
On Living Abroad in Indonesia My husband and I have been married for 13 years and are the proud parents of Nick (11) and Maddie (9). We are both originally from New Orleans, and we were happily living in...
I’m going to make a small confession. It's one that will probably get me a decent amount of backlash, but that's okay. I didn’t cry the first day I dropped my sweet girl off at daycare. Not one tear...
I recently participated in a diet and lifestyle challenge for 6 weeks. Part of the challenge included giving yourself points for exercising every day. I know exercising is good for me. I know I should make time to do...
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 just returned from visiting friends and family in France. I was particularly excited about going back because I met with old friends who now also have kids. My husband and I were first to have children among our...

The Truth About Night Shift

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"I Won't Survive" Flashback to 13 years ago ... I'm a mom of an almost 3 year old and very pregnant, I had just passed my NCLEX. I was offered a job in the NICU where I completed my senior...
Living in a Hole Apparently, I've been living in a hole. I've heard about dry shampoo but never felt like it was something I'd ever use and maybe even secretly questioned those who did use it. Why don't they just...
I won't multitask at my kid's extracurriculars. As tempting as it is to mindlessly scroll through social media. Or bring a book. Or that stack of papers I have to grade. I will do my best to remain focused...
A small business is born Back in 2011, as a SAHM to my darling 8 month old Madelynn Fionnah, I found myself a bit bored. Yes, I loved being able to have uninterrupted time with my growing infant, and she...
I work in an office setting, spending more of my lunch breaks than I’d care to admit sitting at my desk, finishing a task between meetings, or catching up on the news from the morning. Occasionally I’ll pop downstairs...
Ask and you shall receive. You all asked for my top workouts for after the baby, so here you go. Now, if only it was that easy: to ask and receive. To ask for your pre-pregnancy body back and POOF!...
What's a Charter School? Charters are public schools that operate outside of the traditional Parish School System, though some are still authorized and overseen by the local school board (Type 1 & 3). Type 2, 4 & 5 are BESE authorized, which means...