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A Global Perspective: Why We Chose Immersion

Growing up in New Orleans our education system has always come under criticism for it’s less than stellar record of student performance, funding and lack of diversity, innovation and administrative oversight. Enter Hurricane Katrina. Although this mighty storm and its subsequent levee system failures brought floodwaters, destruction and heartache to the city, she also washed […]

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Mom Vs. Grad School

People often ask me, “How do you do it?” They are referring to the fact that I’m in graduate school while also raising kids and working a full-time job. Well, since I’m starting my 6th (and final!) year, I decided I would talk a little about how I do it. Usually when asked, I picture […]

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The 30s ROCK

To be perfectly honest, the thought of turning 30 was daunting to me. It was a scary milestone for me and for a lot my friends too. Personally, I felt like I had to assess my life and make sure I was “where I was suppose to be” at 30. I even set a personal goal […]

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First :: Making my Mental Health a Priority

“Put your oxygen mask on first.” A simple, and well-meaning piece of advice I received from my mother-in-law during the first few weeks of my motherhood journey. Although I received what felt like an avalanche of opinions on how to approach this new journey, this one in particular has stuck with me far longer than what […]

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2018 Guide to Holiday Fun Runs & Races In and Around New Orleans

NOLA December weather is beautiful; less humidity makes everyone want to get outside. Load up the family for a holiday fun run, race, or people-watching along a race route! 2018 Guide to Holiday Runs & Races in New Orleans Houma Reindeer Run 5k (December 2) :: Girls on the Run presents their annual Bayou Region Reindeer Run. […]

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From “No Thank You” to “Yes Please” :: Why I’ve Changed My Take on Summer Camp

Why No Camp? Two years ago, I wrote a post explaining why I was a “No Thank You” to summer camp. I cited reasons such as the kids needed unstructured down time and how I was looking forward to time for them to riding bikes, swimming and playing too much Minecraft. Change of Heart Now here I […]

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No School? No Fear! :: 20 Free or Cheap Toddler Approved Activities

“Ding, ding!” It’s your child’s school alerting you of an immediate school closure for many different reasons from professional development day or snow day or no electricity. Or this is a day during one of those never ending holiday breaks where you are ready to scream cause the kids are driving you bonkers. You’re not prepared […]

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