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My New (School) Year Resolutions

My New (School) Year Resolutions Now that I have finally admitted that I am in fact, in my mid-thirties and a pretty darned responsible mother, the beginning of the school year is infinitely more significant than the start of an actual calendar year. Gone are the days of lighting bottle rockets out of my teeth […]

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How Going Gluten Free Saved My Family (Part 1 of 3)

How Going Gluten Free Saved My Family (Part 1 of 3) My daughter has been screeching hysterically in the back seat for almost 40 minutes, refusing or unable to tell me what’s wrong. She’s in full-on meltdown mode, fighting against her car seat for a few minutes, then hyperventilating to catch her breath. I keep driving, whistling softly to myself […]

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Nature as Therapy for Families

Nature as Therapy for Families Perhaps I am biased on the subject since I practically grew up outdoors, but this past month I realized just how badly kids and parents need nature adventures together. My sister was in charge of planning our 2016 family reunion and rented an enormous cabin in the woods near her home […]

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I Don’t Like my Mother-in-Law

I don’t like my mother- in-law. Really, I don’t. After ten years of marriage, a year or so of therapy, and many choice words and tears, I can finally admit it. I don’t like my mother-in-law. I am okay with that. My first notion of a mother-in-law was the mother of an ex-boyfriend I dated for […]

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To the Children of the Floods

Let’s face it Louisiana, it’s been a tough week.  Scratch that. It’s been a tough month. From police shootings to protests and now watching the floodwaters rise and fall while waiting to see which neighborhood the river will consume next has sent my emotions racing across the spectrum as my heart breaks for my fellow […]

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What I Want For My Child

Several months before my now 5 month old was born, I began a journal that I plan to give him at some important milestone in his life – 18th birthday, high school graduation, college graduation. I’m not sure when just yet, but I have a little time ahead of me still to decide the right […]

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Never Enough: How Shame Impacts Motherhood

Shame, Shame. Shame is one of those words that is hard to describe, but very easy to identify once its ugly face takes center stage. It’s happened many times this week. And it feels like it weighs a thousand pounds. I left the side door open after leaving the house. It was locked, but wide […]

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We’re SEVEN New Orleans Moms Stronger :: Meet Our New Contributors

We are thrilled to introduce our community to seven new members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a dynamic, warm and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know them both online and in person at any of our upcoming events. We are humbled and […]

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