Author Archive | Tara

It’s NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the YouTube Momo Hysteria

It’s NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the Momo Hysteria By now, we’ve all seen the creepy, bug-eyed girl with the long black hair jumping through our screens. These posts are shared by well-intentioned parents, caregivers, grandmas and friends wanting to warn you about a “new threat” popping up on your child’s iPad […]

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10 Clues You Are a Working Mom During Mardi Gras

10 Clues You Are a Working Mom During Mardi Gras Motherhood is a constant struggle for work-life balance. Family pressures are constant, but what does it look like when you add Carnival season to the mix? Companies tend to be patient around this time in New Orleans and that’s a good thing because it’s pretty […]

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When the Eldest Knows :: Transitioning Elf Duties to the Big Kid

Our Elf We got our Elf on the Shelf in 2012. I thought it would be a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and help motivate the kids to behave and get along. For the most part, she’s contributed her share of motivation, but ultimately, they just love the magic that she brings. […]

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Our Family’s Holiday Tradition : Christmas Eve Books

Jolabokaflod Last year, I read about Jolabokaflod, or the Yule Book Flood; a tradition that takes place in Iceland. I was so excited to start this tradition in my own family, especially after watching Frozen’s Holiday Special ten-thousand times and feeling like we needed our “own” tradition. Something we could all look forward to each year […]

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Why Magazine Subscriptions Make a Great Gift for Kids {Avoiding the Fourth Grade Slump}

Kids Love Stories From birth and beyond, fiction is presented to us and typically, this is where we fall in love with reading. Once Upon a Time … are the words we look for when we know something wonderful is about to happen. We get to travel to distant lands, meet magical creatures and go […]

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charter schools

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 […]

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