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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Health.  Do You Have Questions About The COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 5 and Up? We’ve Got Answers! Following a rigorous review of the data and outcomes from clinical trials, the...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by NOLA ChristmasFest.  NOLA ChristmasFest :: What You Need to Know Before You Go - 2021 Edition Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated NOLA ChristmasFest, hosted and produced by The New Orleans Ernest...
Being Jewish in New Orleans sometimes means celebrating in ways that lie outside our tradition. To enjoy our vibrant city to the fullest, local Jews devour king cakes, praying to be the lucky eater to find the small baby...

A Twist to Taco Tuesday

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I have recently embarked on a twist to Taco Tuesday. I turned Taco Tuesday into Turkey Tuesday. We sometimes still do have tacos on Tuesdays, just not every Tuesday. I do love a schedule and routine and ease of...
Hanukkah is so early this year, it’s a miracle that I have everything ready! Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Festival of Lights. Thanks to Adam Sandler, people think Hanukkah is "eight crazy nights" filled with lots of...
When I was pregnant with my now eight year old boys, I did a lot of daydreaming. I thought about the conversations we would have as they got older, and about watching them learn and grow. They said all of...
Why I Teach My Children that Hanukkah Is Not The “Festival of Lights” I love the holidays - the time off, the joy, the gifts, the quality time with the people I love. I’m Jewish and my husband was raised...
Full disclosure: This post was written with the complete permission of my son. He has read it and approved its publishing. That said, we've chosen to publish it anonymously. This is Part 1 of a 5-part series. Part 2....
It’s our most favorite time of year, moving on from turkey to latkes, a family favorite! Our family chooses to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas and enjoys using the weekend after Thanksgiving to start decorating! Hanukkah takes over our...
I knew it was going to be hard, but damn! Every conversation I have with friends or family: "Hey, how are things going?" Me: Generic answer, “Everything is fine! We are doing great! Said child is growing up so fast.” But in...
For years, I have been involved in a love-hate relationship. And no, I am not talking about my husband, but his winter mistress: hunting season. From September to February, I have a sister wife that used to not do...
Dear Santa, I'm typing this while I joyfully listen to Christmas music playing through the Echo Dot you so kindly brought our family last year. I've also already watched my first Christmas Rom-Com, bought wrapping paper, put up a few...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by shopDisney, though our household falls squarely in the "Disney fanatics" category and does not need encouragement to shop with Disney! 9 Must Have ShopDisney Gifts For Disney Fanatics It's the most wonderful time of the...
A few years ago, within 12 months' time, our family lost two of its special members.  My father, “Papa” to my kids, died soon enough before Christmas to leave us still in shock through that holiday.  But before the...