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Super Dad?

“Hey, Super Dad!” A construction worker clapped and hollered in my direction as if The Lion King was wrapping up at the Saenger. For a moment, I was confused. Me? Super Dad? I guess if I saw a man carting around a toddler in a stroller with an infant in a Baby Bjorn and a fifty-pound dog on a […]

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Behind the Scenes of the Hightlight Reel

The highlight reel is not always what it seems. It is so easy to scroll scroll scroll and think that each perfect square of smiling children, and happy couples, and adventurous lives full of friends, and merriment are so much better than the one that you are living. My own highlight reel reads of a […]

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Competitive Sports Are Fun, But Safety First!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) as part of their public awareness campaign, At Your Own Risk – Share Your Story.  Competitive Sports Are Fun, But Safety First! Softball, Sports and Safety Precautions I didn’t plan on being a “sports mom.” In fact, I am probably the last person […]

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4th Annual NORD Family Fun Walk and Health Day

4th Annual NORD Family Fun Walk and Health Day Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by NORD. Entergy Presents NORD’s 4th Annual Family Fun 5k Walk in celebration of Park and Recreation Month The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission will host its 4th annual Family Fun Walk featuring a 2.2 mile walk around Pontchartrain Park […]

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French Market to Host the Bartender and Waiters Race in Honor of Bastille Day

Disclosure : This post is sponsored by The French Market. French Market to Host the Bartender and Waiters Race in Honor of Bastille Day {July 15, 2018} The French Market hosts the Bartender and Waiters Race, a speed walking and skill test, as a celebration of the local hospitality industry and Bastille Day. This unique […]

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Family Life Now and Then :: Parenting the ’90s Way Versus Today

Disclosure :: The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital has sponsored this post from Lisa Phillips, MSW, LMSW, Parent Educator with some insight on the role technology plays in parenting in the 90s versus today.  Family Life Now and Then :: Parenting the 90s Way Versus Today   Recently I came across an article in a Children’s Hospital publication entitled […]

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Helping Kids Cope With Pet Loss

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Metairie Small Animal Hospital.  Helping Kids Cope With Pet Loss Being a pet parent is absolutely amazing and oh – so rewarding. Unfortunately, making the commitment to become a pet parent also means making the commitment to say goodbye one day. It’s hard enough to have to cope […]

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Anger and Fatherhood

My jaw clenches. My hands curl into fists. My face tightens into a scowl. It could be any number of small indiscretions from my kids. Arguing not to go to bed. Whining not to have to do homework. Splashing too much in the bathtub. But the end result is always the same, just to different […]

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