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I Brought Store-Bought Dip to a Potluck and I’m Not Sorry

Pressing my Potluck I brought store-bought spinach dip to my company Thanksgiving potluck. I’m not sorry about it. I know what you’re thinking: “So what? People bring store-bought items to potlucks regularly. This isn’t a big deal.” Yes, that’s true. But I committed to bringing creamed spinach. It’s a good recipe – the best kind, […]

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Thanksgiving in New Orleans {Holiday Camps, Kid Friendly Restaurants & Family Activities}

Thanksgiving in New Orleans {Holiday Camps, Kid Friendly Restaurants & Family Activities} Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, and we don’t know about you, but the majority of moms on our team are scrambling to find holiday camps for their little ones while school is out for the week. We have also been searching […]

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Creating Holiday and Family Rituals with Your Children

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Creating Holiday and Family Rituals with Your Children As holidays approach, the demands on families increase dramatically. But what children need from parents is time and attention, which may be in short supply this time of year. One way to enhance family relationships this season […]

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Surviving Holiday Break :: A Holiday Bucket List

By day 2 of the week long Thanksgiving break, my children were bouncing off the walls and my nerves were beyond shot. My kids were bored and kept on asking what we were doing every day. I guess the piles of toys, the outdoor play equipment and their good ole’ imagination weren’t enough to keep […]

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The five golden rules to survive the holidays with your in-laws

The Five Golden Rules to Surviving the Holidays with Your In-laws

The Five Golden Rules to Surviving the Holidays with Your In-laws As the frenzy of Thanksgiving draws to an end, I would like to share a story about my relationship with my in-laws. I’m not from here. And apparently, it’s a problem for some people. Like, if you weren’t born in Louisiana, you don’t belong […]

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Keeping My Parents Alive Through Their Holiday Traditions

Throughout my life, the holidays have always been just like the song – the most wonderful time of the year. We had so many traditions that you would think we were the Claus family. Every moment from November through January 1st was filled with magic. Losing my mom And then my mom died the week […]

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Holiday “Birthday” Cake :: From Our Family to Yours

Disclosure :: our Holiday Recipe series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary and Whole Foods Market. Holiday “Birthday” Cake Christmas Day is a big deal in my parents’ house. My mom has hosted for the last 31 years because not only is it Christmas, it’s my birthday and my brother’s two-days-before-his-birthday celebration. Every year, my mom […]

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