Author Archive | Tara


New Restaurants Coming to Old Metairie! {Squeeee}

Recently, there’s been a flurry of businesses coming to Old Metairie, but these new-comers are getting us giddy! From raw seafood to wood-fired meat, hot donuts to fruit and veggie parfaits, we’re so excited to see such a variety of amazing local restaurants coming right to our backyard. Brasa Churrasqueria South American Steakhouse, Metairie (opened June 14, 2017) […]

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Just Show Up :: How To Be The Friend They Need

Inspiration This post was inspired by section of the book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, by: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer. In it, Sheryl talks about personal tragedy and how people react to a friend or acquaintance that has a major (or even minor) life occurrence. Everyone feels bad and no one knows how […]

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Why We Practicing Uneven Parenting

Why We Practice Uneven Parenting

Uneven Parenting We have four children ranging from 1.5 to 9 years old. They have different needs and wants. They have different interests and are at different stages of development. What’s good for one is not always good for the others. For these reasons and many others, we choose NOT to parent them “evenly.” Practicing Realism When we purchase something […]

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McDonald’s : Giving Back to Nola

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s®.  Food for Thought By now, you’ve probably seen NOMB shout our delight with the announcement of Greater New Orleans McDonald’s $2.99 Happy Meals. You might have seen us talk about how excited our children are at the availability of  Yoplait Go-GURT Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt as a […]

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That Time McDonald’s Saved Our Day With Cuties

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McDonald’s. Cuties® is a registered trademark of Sun Pacific.  That Time McDonald’s Saved Our Day With Cuties We spent our morning playing our hearts out at New Orleans City Park. All four kids are dirty, sweaty and just plain worn out. They ate every single snack I packed for them and were up […]

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Step-By-Step Guide for Bring Your Own Mardi Gras Snack Bag for Kids

The Ever-Starving Child and the Mardi Gras Snack Bag If your children are anything like mine, they are shoveling food into their mouths almost constantly while simultaneously complaining they’re hungry. They eat ALL THE TIME. Parading for hours is a blast, but listening to them whine about food when you just left Popeyes is impossible. […]

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