Author Archive | Myndee

Highlight Reel Talk

My highlight reel is real. It’s just … highlights. I don’t sportsball, so correct me if I’m wrong, but when the ESPN announcer features the highlights of a sporting event, she or he shows the important parts. Some good. Some bad. All significant to the outcome of the game. Social media is a highlight reel. […]

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parenting: does it get better

It Got Better :: Life in the Sweet Spot

Does it really get better? I used to wonder if things would ever get better while I was knee deep in all that comes with raising three kids, three and under. The tl;dr version: yes it does. As my kids, now nine, seven and six, scamper off to play overpriced video games, I look around […]

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This Shouldn’t Be Our Fear

As mothers, we have a lot to fear when it comes to our children’s safety. Electrical outlets, grapes, busy intersections, peanuts, the flu, I could go on and on. Some fears are more reasonable than others, and some fears only affect a portion of us. But we fear the 6 million ways our kids could […]

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school forcing girls to say yes to boys at valentine's day dance

Yes, I’m Angry. You Should Be Too.

“Why do you get so angry?” My husband gently asks me sometimes. He doesn’t understand, and frankly I don’t fully understand either. Sometimes I think things are sexist when the “guy doesn’t mean anything by it.” Sometimes I feel violated when a man makes it known that he is interested in me, and other times […]

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new orleans october events

NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in October 2017

It’s fall y’all!! Cheers to football, (hopefully) cooler temps and all things pumpkin!! Time to plan all your fun for October 2017! ***Special Note :: Be sure to check out our Guide to Fall Family Fun and Pumpkin Patches! *** This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of […]

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motherhood changes everything

Motherhood Changes Everything and Turns Mundane Things Into Luxuries

When “they” tell you motherhood changes everything, they are not kidding. Obviously, moms experience big changes such as being fully responsible for the life and well-being of another human, and of course the changes in size, shape or just … function of your body, especially if you’re breastfeeding. But I’ve also experienced countless small motherhood […]

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