2018 Best NOLA Dad Finalists

2018 Best NOLA Dad Finalists We received some amazing submissions for this year’s Best NOLA Dad campaign … nominated by wives, fiancés, daughters, sons, sisters, and friends … all who have made a difference in the lives of others and who motivate and inspire those around them. It was a very difficult task, and we really wish we […]

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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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Why I Make My Own Baby Food

For the past three or four years, my husband and I have been living a “Whole 30” lifestyle.  This means we focus on eating real, whole food with minimal added sugar, preservatives, and weird ingredients that you cannot pronounce. Our diet mainly consists of meat and seafood, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. While it was […]

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How to Avoid Summer Weight Gain in Kids

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. How to Avoid Summer Weight Gain in Kids Summer is the highest risk time for children to gain extra weight. Based on several studies performed over the last ten years in various locations across the United States, the prevalence of obesity and overweight in children increases […]

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In Nursing School, B is for Balance

A Prudent Student I’m finally done my first clinical semester of nursing school. Anyone who knew me during high school or college knows that I am high strung when it comes to doing well in school. Even when I was working on my prerequisite classes at night while I was still working a full time […]

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Five Things You Should Know Before You Go to the 32nd Annual Creole Tomato Festival

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by French Market District. Five Things You Should Know Before You Go to the 32nd Annual Creole Tomato Festival The French Market serves up the bounty of southeast Louisiana at the annual Creole Tomato Festival! Enjoy two days of Creole tomato dishes, live music, cooking demonstrations presented by Louisiana […]

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Anxiety and Motherhood

I’ve always had a mind that constantly races, even as a child. I remember my thoughts going so fast that my mouth couldn’t keep up. I would stutter and then become embarrassed. Little did I know that back then, I’m sure I suffered with the same symptoms as I do now. Anxiety. It’s something that most […]

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