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Grief :: A Mourning Letter to Mothers

The Loss of a Child When a child dies, it is not possible to tell his or her mother and father that you understand unless you have experienced that loss yourself. In one week’s time, two families in my home state lost children. Even if it were not for family connections with them, these parents would be on […]

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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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2017 Guide to Easter Events Around New Orleans

2017 Guide to Easter Events Around New Orleans Part of being a NOLA mom is knowing that there is always a celebration in the midst. Now that Mardi Gras is over, it is time to start looking toward the next big holiday celebration – EASTER! If you are looking for something fun to do during […]

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To the people who lost it all (again) yesterday...

To the People Who Lost It All (Again) in the Tornado …

You are so close and yet so far. We live in the same city, just a couple of miles away, and you lost everything while I still have a roof over my head. My heart aches for you who lost it all, again. As if Katrina didn’t do enough damage. Yesterday was immensely scary. The combination of […]

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The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital.  The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities Head shape abnormalities are among the most common problems we deal with in the Neurosurgery clinic at Children’s Hospital. Babies’ head shapes can cause concern for both parents and pediatricians alike. Determining whether a baby has a serious skull problem […]

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The Day a Bullet Went Through my Baby’s Bedroom {One Mom’s Plea for Safety}

I remember it like it happened yesterday. It was a quiet evening. I was sitting in the living room, on the sofa, writing a post on my laptop. My 1-year-old daughter was sleeping in our bedroom because she had a cough keeping her up at night. My husband was folding some clothes in the kitchen. […]

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5th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway

Disclosure :: The Mardi Gras Mambo giveaway has been sponsored by the participating businesses below. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources it requires to effectively compile a post of this complexity, but all opinions expressed here are our own. 5th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway King cakes, beads and marching bands are […]

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The First Night in Our New House

My Little One, Tonight is the first night in our new house. The walls are bare, and the smell of fresh paint still lingers. The space echoes with emptiness because most of our things are still carefully packed away in boxes. My back aches with exhaustion because it’s been a day full of heavy lifting, […]

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