Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy at Winn-Dixie: 5 Easy Stocking Stuffers and Last Minute Gift Ideas

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored our friends at Winn Dixie. Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy at Winn-Dixie: 5 Easy Stocking Stuffers and Last Minute Gift Ideas It’s the eleventh hour And you are headed to your bunko gift exchange, your office party, white elephant party, or you need a gift for that brother-in-law who […]

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Friendsgiving is Pretty Much the Best Thing Ever

What is Friendsgiving? Friendsgiving is generally hosting a Thanksgiving meal among friends a week before the actual holiday. I’ve been doing Friendsgiving for a few years now, and I can officially attest that every person needs to experience a Friendsgiving at least once in their lifetime (Trust me, once will not be enough). Here are just […]

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My Two Preemie Sons :: When History Repeats Itself

Nobody tells you casually in conversation, “hey you might have a premature baby.” Whether you learned about pregnancy and labor in health class, from older siblings having children, your mom or friends, no one ever tells you about preterm labor. And sadly, it happens a lot more woman than you think and for all different types […]

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The NICU Reunion and Why We Visit Every Year

Every year, I look forward to getting the invitation from East Jefferson General Hospital about their upcoming NICU Reunion. Both of my children were born at EJ, and neither child came into this world the easy way. The NICU reunion is one day where all kids born at EJ through the NICU get to visit […]

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Ten Things I Learned From My Preemie

Five years ago, our blueprint for life was thrown out of the window. It was shredded to tiny bits. I was six months pregnant for boy / girl twins. Life could not have been more exhilarating or more hopeful. Our nursery was painted, our twin announcement was made, and we were feathering our nest. Pregnancy […]

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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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Why I’m Thankful for Thanksgiving

We all know of the eternal Holiday power struggle between Christmas and Halloween. November is a sort of no man’s land where Christmas enthusiasts are chomping at the bit to put out their decorations, and Halloween fans are lamenting the end of another season. But me? I’m eagerly anticipating my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving. It’s […]

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Presents with a Purpose: Especially Eden Baskets

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Eden House, an organization which provides comprehensive recovery services to survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.  Presents with a Purpose: Especially Eden Baskets We are quickly approaching THAT time of year (aka the holidays) where gift giving amplifies. My own family’s list seems to grow each […]

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