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We all know it’s “that” season! The season to GIVE: thanks, love, gifts…and germs! Between Emma’s clear runny nose, green snotty nose, raspy cough, low-grade fever and moaning groaning whining, she’s had this “germ” as long as I can remember. I know...
Have you ever held a penguin? Yeah, I didn't think so! And honestly, the thought had never crossed my mind either. Sure, I have watched random penguin documentaries on The Discovery Channel and caught snippets of Happy Feet, but...
Heart disease is the number one killer in Louisiana and in America. Heart disease does not discriminate against age, race or gender. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t easy to see. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. As a mom,...
As I was going through the Pre-K admissions process last year for my youngest child Harry, I could not help but have anxiety. Was he ready? Was he prepared? Even though all the research today points to the importance...
The Constitution of the United States bestows a great deal of power upon the people of this country. Chief among them is the right to cast a vote for the person or ideals with which you are most in...
Last week we set off on a family adventure to the most magical place on earth: Disney World! I have been to Disney a dozen times and while it was always fun, it was never as magical as seeing it...
If you've ever considered cloth diapering, you know there is a lot to consider. What type? What brand? What size? How many? How to clean? Thankfully there are several websites that provide excellent information. I recommend Green Mountain Diapers...
We all try our best to take care of our little ones’ teeth. We persevere through the power struggle of who will hold the toothbrush. We negotiate with clenched little teeth and pursed little lips. After all of this,...
When Mark and I began seriously considering starting a family, I was both excited and nervous. I imagine for the readers of this blog, the excitement needs no explanation. But, why was I nervous? At that point in time,...
This is the time of year when most of us are starting to get deep in the midst of holiday planning. Before we know it, Thanksgiving will be here and we will be well on our way to celebrating...
It’s a topic we hear mentioned frequently as educators discuss the different opportunities and challenges our children and youth face in preparing for the work world. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) published a report highlighting the...
…the fair. No, I’m not writing an early blog about Christmas. I’m writing a reflection about a time and a place that had me more excited as a child than even the night before Christmas – the Washington Parish...
Growing up in New Orleans, one of my absolute favorite holiday traditions was going to Celebration in the Oaks with my grandmother. We often went several times throughout the season, sometimes just to drive through and see the lights...
October is almost over...then Thanksgiving and then...Christmas? Nope! Guess again! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner! These are the two biggest shopping days of the year. Most people know about Black Friday, of course,...