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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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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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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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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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We’re ELEVEN New Orleans Moms Stronger :: Meet Our New Contributors

We are thrilled to introduce our community to eleven new members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a dynamic, warm and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know them both online and in person at any of our upcoming events. We are humbled […]

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