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Give Your Child the Gift of Reading

Disclosure:: This post was sponsored and written by R.E.A.D. (Reading Enrichment And Development). Give Your Child the Gift of Reading Ensure School Success Reading to your child every day is the single most important thing you can do to create a lifelong love of books and ensure school success. Research shows that the first five […]

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One Less Trick or Treater {My Attempt to Balance Joy and Grief During Halloween}

One of the many reasons I fell in love with my precious husband was our mutual love of costumes. Halloween has always been one of our favorite times of year, our own costuming “Super Bowl” if you will. I knew it was meant to be when he agreed to dress up like Dog the Bounty Hunter […]

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Picky Eaters: The Struggle Is Biological

I’m learning the best-laid menu plans for a kid may not work out the way I want them to. As a fitness instructor, clean eating advocate and mom-to-be first-timer, I’m abiding by the dietary safety precautions and sacrifices during my pregnancy (Dear sushi, I missed you first.), but I already have fairly good eating habits. […]

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To The Moms I Swore I Would Never Be

When I was freshly in my early 20s, living the young professional life – you know, hair always fixed, outfit thoroughly thought out the night before, sipping craft cocktails at happy hour while seemingly stressed out about having to wake up early the next day for a morning meeting – I was full of judgment […]

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In Defense of Silly School Days

{read the opposing opinion Enough With The Parties} Defending all the EXTRA school stuff First, let me qualify what I’m about to write by noting that I am a mom to three irrepressible boys aged 8 and under. I work part-time (sometimes full-time), help with homework after school, juggle the usual slate of after-school sports, […]

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Algiers Point {It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood}

Algiers Point {It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood} I love the neighborhood I live in. Even though my house may be haunted. It’s the Mayberry of New Orleans. Don’t believe me? Spend a lazy day with the family following my guide to being a Pointe Algerine. Eat in Algiers Point Tout de Suite My […]

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2017 Guide to New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches

Here is your guide to New Orleans Pumpkin Patches! We've done all the research for you to find the pumpkin patches and fall activities all across the New Orleans area. We hope this helps make your fall season filled with family friendly activities!! New Orleans French Quartour Kids Spooky History Tour  Location: Scheduled when you call [...]
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It’s Not Easy Being Wheezy :: Tackling Childhood Asthma

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. As a mom living in Southeast Louisiana, it is very likely that you’ve encountered a child with asthma. It is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases, affecting one in every ten children. Asthma is certainly the most prevalent diagnosis among patients seen in the […]

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This Old Home {Part 2 of A Few}

My neighborhood is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, second only to Tremé. There are many stories of hauntings and ghosts we have heard since making this neighborhood our home. And there are many stories of our own that can be added to the collection of Algiers Point stories. When Things Go Creek […]

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