Author Archive | Sarah Materne

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Teaching My Kids to Go Everywhere

I remember the conversation as one of those few vivid, clear moments during the first few weeks of survival post-partum after bringing our firstborn home. Sitting in the pediatrician’s office for our one week checkup, laden with the necessities of our one-hour outing: infant carseat, nursing coverups, a completely stocked diaper bag and extra blankets (in […]

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Let’s Hear it for the Dads

I know what you’re thinking, “hold up, isn’t this a mom’s blog?”  But I wanted to take a moment to talk about the sometimes unsung heroes of parenting – good ole dad. Especially what my dad meant to me growing up. I classify myself as a “daddy’s girl.” However, I do not define the term […]

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Motherhood in a Time of Politics

I really can’t stand election season. And it seems like the ultimate showdown of who will be the best leader of the free world has entered new levels of low this go round. Now before you take out your virtual pitchforks, let me clarify that my distaste for the political climate of this election has […]

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What Are Little Girls Made Of?

I am a mother of two beautiful, intelligent, amazing girls.  And before you ask: no, I’m not having a boy.  To quote my father, “if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that, I’d be a millionaire.”  Truer words have never been spoken.  It’s a question that knows no boundaries – whether […]

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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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