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The NICU Reunion and Why We Visit Every Year

Every year, I look forward to getting the invitation from East Jefferson General Hospital about their upcoming NICU Reunion. Both of my children were born at EJ, and neither child came into this world the easy way. The NICU reunion is one day where all kids born at EJ through the NICU get to visit […]

Ten Things I Learned From My Preemie

Five years ago, our blueprint for life was thrown out of the window. It was shredded to tiny bits. I was six months pregnant for boy / girl twins. Life could not have been more exhilarating or more hopeful. Our nursery was painted, our twin announcement was made, and we were feathering our nest. Pregnancy […]

What You Need to Know About Jefferson Parish and New Orleans Charter Schools

What’s a Charter School? Charters are public schools that operate outside of the traditional Parish School System, though some are still authorized and overseen by the local school board (Type 1 & 3). Type 2, 4 & 5 are BESE authorized, which means The Louisiana Department of Education oversees these charters. Every charter school (or network of charter […]

Why I’m Thankful for Thanksgiving

We all know of the eternal Holiday power struggle between Christmas and Halloween. November is a sort of no man’s land where Christmas enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to put out their decorations, and Halloween fans are lamenting the end of another season. But me? I’m eagerly anticipating my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving. It’s […]

Slumber Party or Sanity? You Can Only Choose One

I suffered through it two years ago. After swearing I’d never, ever do it again, I endured the agony 365 days later. And a familiar refrain echoes in the halls of our small house as we approach my boys’ 11th birthday, their pleas for just one more slumber party. Even though they clearly remember me […]

My Children Have a Donor, Not a Dad

We are a year and a half into this parenting journey, and in a million different ways we are a picture of the “typical” American family. Two parents. Two kids. A dog. Weekends spent watching football, going to church, BBQ’ing with friends, and reciting way too many children’s books by memory. And, just like you, […]

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Canvas & Kids

Canvas & Kids Saturday at 11am! Bring the kids in for a morning filled with fantastic fun creating their own painting and projects! All art supplies included!

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