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17 years ago today I knew I would be a mom without my mom. I have struggled with writing this since my mom took her last breath on September 14, 2002. I was 23 years old. I had completed college...
As soon as he got in the van, my son confessed that he got a mark at school (a note for having done something wrong). He mentioned that there was "kind of an interesting story" to go with it...
Prepare yourself, Game of Thrones is ending. Over the past 8 seasons, we loyal Game of Thrones fans have been introduced to some of the most intriguing  characters from Robert Baratheon to the Knight King, Arya and The Hound, and...
Well, it's no longer "gonna be May!" It's MAY! And this is potentially the most dangerous time to be me (or most teachers, honestly). It's that May-gical time between Spring Break and Summer where that one week off gave...
Disclosure EyePromise Screen Shield sponsored this post, but all thoughts and opinions are mine. Does Increased Screen Time Affect Eyesight?  Whether we like it or not, children are getting more and more screen time, both at home and school, now that...
Scene: My family of four is at the water park. My husband is monitoring our oldest as she tries to gradually increase the length of the invisible tether he's keeping. He's granting her freedom to explore and I'm hanging...
So I’m a crafty mom. One that loves the invention of Pinterest, but if I’m honest, I’d be just as over the top without it. I doodle lunch notes for my school kids. Everyday. Everyday, I’ve only missed one....
My fourteen-month-old has recently discovered whining and fit-throwing. She's been spoiled by her three doting siblings, who have rushed to give her whatever she's gestured and grunted toward. However, sometimes the answer to her wants is a simple "no."  Upon...
It’s no secret that being a mom is a thankless profession, especially when your kids aren’t old enough to articulate their appreciation. Over the past 6 years, I’ve picked up on a subtle way they let me know that...
I've never been a fan of the idea that "everyone gets a trophy." In the areas of sports, I find that there are many valuable lessons to learn from losing and winning: determination, perseverance, work ethic, sportsmanship. Competition can...
There are a few holidays during the year that are my absolute favorite. Christmas and Easter are two of those holidays for more than one reason. My children rank pretty high on that list. Not only are these two...
There's something about this time of year that always makes me proud to be a Southern Louisiana native. Between Mardi Gras, perfectly crisp weather and crawfish season, it just doesn’t get any better. This year, in particular, it’s reminding...

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