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40 Thoughts on Turning 40

40 Thoughts on Turning 40

1.       Holy crap. I’m 40. 2.       We were watching “The Great Outdoors” the other night. Both my husband and I said, “Wow, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd look old in this movie. I wonder how old they were.” Look it up on IMDB; they were 38. Um, so now we are older than they were. […]

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KIDZ BOP Will Be Performing LIVE in Champions Square!

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Live Nation Entertainment.  KIDZ BOP Will Be Performing LIVE in Champions Square! The #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to announce the ALL-NEW KIDZ BOP “Best Time Ever” tour, sponsored by Juicy Juice Splashers. The KIDZ BOP Kids will headline the national live tour, which kicks off […]

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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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Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten :: Via The Waldorf School of New Orleans

Disclosure :: This post was written as a response to a post NOMB published in January called “Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten.” The Waldorf School of New Orleans feels passionately about this topic and wrote this sponsored post to share and inform parents that there is another local option.  Thoughts on the High Expectations […]

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Losing a Parent While Becoming One

A few days before my dad’s 58th birthday, he passed away surrounded by a room full of friends and family. My sister and I had our hands on his heart when it beat for the last time, and we both felt the last hot breath that he exhaled on our tear-streaked faces. Both my sister and I had […]

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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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Growing a Dream: This Family Quit Their Jobs and Started a Farm

Growing a Dream: This Family Quit Their Jobs and Started a Farm Before bringing their wildly popular creole tomatoes to the Crescent City Farmers’ Market, the Poché family was just dreaming about launching a farm back home in Louisiana, some 1,300 miles away. Excited by new opportunities, they decided to leave their jobs and start […]

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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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