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It's the most wonderful time of the year! It's the hap, happiest season of all! No, I'm not talking about Christmas; I'm talking about Mardi Gras! While I love the spirit of Halloween, the tradition of Thanksgiving, the excitement of...
"They grow up so fast," we often hear. It's not until our kids have passed certain milestones that we realize they do, in fact, grow so fast. It seems like when you are pregnant, time crawls at a snail's...
It was late in the morning on December 29, 2012. I had sat down to feed Baby Nathaniel baby food from a spoon. He would not eat it. He kept his lips pursed shut. He swatted angrily at the...

The Great Name Debate

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Choosing a name for your children is, no doubt, serious business. It’s one of those major decisions that can’t be taken lightly; after all, it’s something your child will carry for the rest of his or her life. I’m...
This post is not about the dance of trying to wrangle a squirmy toddler into a diaper or pair of pants while living in the great state of Texas. Although I have been known to grab a napkin and second...
One of the most frequent questions I receive is "Does anyone double coupon around here?" Well, unfortunately, the answer is not really! We don't have Kroger and HEB and all of those smaller chains that you see on the national blogs....
One of the great joys of raising children is how often we find ourselves on the precipice of a new experience. New beginnings are a fairly regular part of life for children (and their parents) – a new school...
Hello! My name is Karen and I am beyond thrilled (and honored) to be joining this fabulous group. I am a South Florida girl that loves Florida with an enthusiasm that rivals the way y'all love them Saints. Moving...
The Color Run is coming to New Orleans on February 9 ... the perfect way to burn some calories before hitting the parade route and indulging in king cake! From the website ... "The Color Run™ event is a unique...
We’ve all seen a child who receives a thoughtful, sometimes expensive gift, only to play with the box or packing materials instead. During the holiday season, many families receive packages filled with packing peanuts and other materials. Instead of throwing away...
I have never been one to make New Years resolutions. It was never that I believed in it or didn't; it's just that my new year feels as though it starts on April 16th when tax season comes to...
I think Pinterest is a little bit like therapy. I live vicariously through the beautiful pictures, stylish clothes and craft activities. I pretend that I have the time to go to those places, the money to afford those expensive...
It's crazy to think how fast Thanksgiving and Christmas came and went. Just like that, all the food (and wine) is gone, all the packages are opened and those "super awesome" new toys now just sit on the shelf....
It would be fair and accurate to say that I'm not a stylish person. Here's the evidence: My daily wardrobe decisions are based on what coordinates with the nursing tank top that happens to be clean I continue to...