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NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in July 2018

Happy July! Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying the rest of the summer with these exciting events around the city! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy […]

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Family Life Now and Then :: Parenting the ’90s Way Versus Today

Disclosure :: The Parenting Center at Children’s Hospital has sponsored this post from Lisa Phillips, MSW, LMSW, Parent Educator with some insight on the role technology plays in parenting in the 90s versus today.  Family Life Now and Then :: Parenting the 90s Way Versus Today   Recently I came across an article in a Children’s Hospital publication entitled […]

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Helping Kids Cope With Pet Loss

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Metairie Small Animal Hospital.  Helping Kids Cope With Pet Loss Being a pet parent is absolutely amazing and oh – so rewarding. Unfortunately, making the commitment to become a pet parent also means making the commitment to say goodbye one day. It’s hard enough to have to cope […]

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Anger and Fatherhood

My jaw clenches. My hands curl into fists. My face tightens into a scowl. It could be any number of small indiscretions from my kids. Arguing not to go to bed. Whining not to have to do homework. Splashing too much in the bathtub. But the end result is always the same, just to different […]

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Stink, Stank, Stunk: My Boys’ Bathroom

I’m a mother to 3 sticky, smelly but loveable boys. Our house always seems to look like it’s been hit by a Cat 5 hurricane. The floors usually have some sort of dirt from their shoes, and their rooms are covered with so many clothes and toys that you can barely see the floor. However, […]

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Sew Obsessed: Taking up a New Hobby at 43

Right after Mardi Gras (worst timing ever), I was at a local craft store with the boys. They were going through a Pixar phase and were especially obsessed with The Incredibles. We went to look for some fabric for a pillowcase (I can sew a straight line, surely?) but there was nothing Incredibles-themed, so we […]

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How I Spent My Weekend Alone

Each year, my son goes to Tennessee to spend a couple of weeks with his grandparents (my in-laws) and cousins, without the rest of our family. And each year that I can, I send my husband to go visit his parents for a long weekend and take the twins with him, leaving me alone with […]

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