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Hanukkah Traditions
5 Hanukkah Traditions I Want My Children To Know

Growing up surrounded by people celebrating Christmas, I was often jealous. Christmas seemed like this…

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Tips Visiting the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas In New Orleans, Louisiana

I love marine animals, growing up so close to the water made me appreciate them…

Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

We have a tradition in our house where we go to Mrs. Heather’s every year.…

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Home Remedies To Treat Sunburns

It’s that time of year again! Oh yeah, you know the one where the only…

Tips For Surviving Festivals With A Toddler

Spring time in this beautiful city is just around the corner and so is my…

Mardi Gras With Special needs
Tips For Surviving Mardi Gras WIth A Special Needs Child

Everyone in New Orleans LOVES going to Mardi Gras Parades, Right? My daughter says she “loves…

Hring a Babysitter
Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring A Babysitter

Recently, my husband and I had a work event to attend. The problem was the…

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Our New Christmas: Finding Christmas After the Death of A Spouse

In 2015, he begged me to buy an artificial tree.  He was tired of sweeping…

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How To Potty Train In Three Easy Steps

Potty training is hard, however doing so in phases was not only easier for me,…

White Sands
Things You Should To Know Before Visiting White Sands Lake Day Beach

My family recently spent the day at White Sands Lake Day Beach, a spring-fed lake…

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My Beautiful Chaos ~ Truths About Becoming A Foster Parent

Becoming a Foster Parent… What made you decide to become a foster parent? What made…

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The Audubon Zoo: What You Need to Know & Why We Love It

The Audubon Zoo is a staple in New Orleans and hands down one of our…

Online Dating
Swiping Right: A Parent’s Guide To Online Dating After Divorce

So here I am in my late 30s and find that the dating world has…

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Gorgeous Places to Take Family Pictures in New Orleans

Any time of year in New Orleans to take photos.  Take a trip with our…

Organizing Kids Spaces
Easy Tips and Creative Ideas for Organizing Kids “Play Spaces”

If you’re anything like me as a parent, you neither have the space, nor the…

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{One Mom’s Opinion} Why the Walk Up Movement Will Hurt Our Kids

This weekend in a sleepy quiet subdivision in Metairie, a woman was shot by her…

Audubon Membership
All The Reasons Why A Membership To The Audubon Nature Institute Is a Smart Choice

The Audubon Nature Institute isn’t just another non-profit organization or attraction in the city of…

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Tips For Enjoying A Happy Sober Mardi Gras

As the rest of the world recovers from the holidays and settles in for the…

Masshootings
How To Talk To Your Kids About Mass Shootings

This morning we all woke up to the horrific news out of Las Vegas. Our…

Bath Fun
Easy Bath Time Activities For Kids

Bath time is always a whirlwind of activity at my house. I end up soaked,…

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How to NOT Lose Your Mind When Your Child Is Having Surgery

A few months ago we scheduled my 2-year-old son’s first anesthetized surgery. As a parent this…

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Facts You Need To Know About Louisiana Medicaid

July 1, 1016 was a huge day in Louisiana, it is the day that the…

Playground Danger
Hot Playground Danger

It was Friday afternoon and the kids are almost out of school so a bunch…