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Resurgence of Ladies Game Night :: Not Your Grandma's Game Night    Momma needs a distraction from the day to day hustle and bustle. There are more and more options for mommas to attempt to enjoy themselves. One fun...
A Boy and His Dog Four years ago, we were a couple months into lockdown homeschool and work from home. Good times! We were also weeks into my son asking for a dog daily. I was used to this, or...
Ask just about any adult, and they will tell you that middle school/junior high was a terrible time for them. Beyond the mortifying awkwardness that is puberty, navigating new social structures, dealing with bullying and mean girls, and adjusting...
What Does It Mean To Be A Super Mom? A Super Mom will always want the best for her kids and always try to provide them with the very best. This includes making sure to instill in them manners and...
Sending Your Baby to College? Here's Some Advice As we come upon graduation season, many moms are about to send a child off to college. I’ve been teaching college students for over 20 years and for several years, I served...
Girl Drama :: Navigating Middle School Mayhem The girl drama in middle school is a real thing. The combination of hormones, life transitions, and changing relationships can make sixth through eighth grade especially challenging for middle school friendships. Boys are just...
My Steel Magnolias :: Lessons From The 4 Women Who Raised Me Any good Louisiana girl knows that the greatest film of all time is Steel Magnolias. The plot, the setting, the one-liners, the accuracy, and the actresses that portrayed...
What are You Willing to Sacrifice for Tomorrow? As a mother of six, reflecting on my 22 years of motherhood, I've had many successes and struggles. In most areas, I have no regrets because there were lessons learned through the...
Recognizing the Mom in the Trenches This Mother's Day As we all know Mother’s Day is a special day created to honor mothers and all they do and represent. Growing up that day focused on my mom and grandmother, without...
Mother's Day Will Always Be About My Kids, Not My Mom I'll never forget the Mother's Day when I was a young adult, still living at home but in college and working a fairly substantial job. I arranged with my...
Mmmmmm, Margaritas! It's Cinco de Mayo, y'all, and if you haven't already scarfed down some chips and salsa and a taco or two, you still have time. We hope you'll take this list of our favorite watering holes with...
A Day for Mom :: Meeting Mother's Day Expectations A few years ago, I wrote a blog A Card is Not Enough after having a discussion with my husband about gift-giving expectations. Everyone is different, but personally, I came to...
Each year, New Orleans Mom has an objective party who is not in education and is not affiliated with the website or any of the candidates who are nominated to select the winner of this award. A huge thank you to our...
Phenomenal Woman, That's You! (Hey, Moms. You're Amazing) Phenomenal: very remarkable; extraordinary (syn: remarkable, unparalleled, astonishing, rare, brilliant) I'm a high school English teacher. Recently, my students and I read Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman" and discussed the qualities we see in...

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