Author Archive | Jen Lassalle

Water Safety, and Fun, With the SLST Seahorses

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the South Louisiana Swim Team. Water Safety, and Fun, With the SLST Seahorses When my daughter began suffering from severe anxiety, I knew there would be changes. One of my biggest surprises was her near overnight fear of gymnastics. She’d been practicing for several years when suddenly the wide […]

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Five Lessons from My First Disney Trip

Our first family trip to Disney has come and gone. I have pictures of my kids refusing to smile (seriously, my boy made it his mission to scowl) and some great memories. I even felt a little bit of that thing they call Disney magic. While I still prefer Mardi Gras, we are definitely making […]

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I'm Tired But It's Changing

Motherhood is Changing, But I’m Still Tired

“Does it get easier?” My friend asked me at a birthday party, his hair a mess and his eyes red. He changed his little one’s diaper while his toddler clung to his leg, saying (screaming) “daddy” repeatedly. His wife was nearby, breastfeeding their newborn. Both looked as if they hadn’t slept in years. I’d been […]

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Why We Love Our Elf on the Shelf

Last night our impish Elf on the Shelf, Apple, made her first arrival of the year. The kids have been asking about her for at least two weeks and were excited and happy to see her. She brought them each a chocolate advent calendar along with a note. We’ve been asked that question 437 times […]

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