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Emma

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Emma is mommy to one-year-old William and wife to Bill. She was born and bred in Baton Rouge, attending Episcopal High School, the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU and the LSU Law Center. Married since 2010, she is loving her new life as a mother. She is an attorney but has limited her practice for now so she can stay home with William full-time, and she feels so fortunate to be able to do that. She is learning as she goes, rejoicing in every milestone and happy moment as well as working her way through the challenges that come with parenting. When she gets a chance, she loves reading, writing, and watching movies. She and Bill are both lucky enough to have their families close by and love spending time with them. She looks forward to seeing her little boy grow and eventually expanding her family. Motherhood has been the most fulfilling role of her life.

“He’s So Tiny!” :: My Experience with IUGR

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I couldn’t wait to be pregnant, and I just knew that everything would go perfectly. After all, most pregnancies go well right? And I was in my 20s, with no health problems. And I...

Traveling Overseas with Young Kids

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This summer, we’re going to Europe with our 3- and 5-year-old. I get lots of different reactions when I tell people this: "Wow, that sounds amazing!" "Yikes, that’s a long flight with young children!" "That sounds expensive!" "Why...

My Favorite Podcasts … Parenting and Otherwise

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I’m a huge fan of podcasts. I listen to them in the car, when I’m grocery shopping alone, when I’m doing mindless tasks, when I’m out walking in my neighborhood ... I have a degree...

Lessons From the Potty-Training Trenches

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“Don’t worry – no one goes to college in diapers,” my mom kept reassuring me as I moaned to her for the millionth time about the fact that my kid seemed totally uninterested in...

The Day Another Mom Made Me Cry in Public

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Shortly after Christmas, I found myself at an indoor play place trying to let my kids burn off some energy. It had been raining constantly for the past two weeks and we were utterly...

Why We Chose Montessori School

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"There is no man existing who has not been formed by the child he once was." This is one of many memorable quotes from Maria Montessori, the founder of the Montessori philosophy for educating children,...

Parenting as an Introvert

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Personality types, Enneagram, Myers-Briggs and books, TED talks, podcasts about what makes you the way you are, are everywhere these days. It’s the new trendy topic, and while it may be a fad, it...
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Extended Breastfeeding :: Why It Worked For My Family

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Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Extended Breastfeeding :: Why It Worked For My Family Breastfeeding was not something I thought about much during...

I’ll Never Do That When I Have Kids {Lies I Told Myself Before Becoming...

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Oh, the things we say before we have kids. We stroll past kids throwing tantrums or baby-sit our neighbor’s bratty children and say to ourselves, “When I have kids, I’ll never do ” So...

Why We’ve Nixed the iPad {For Now}

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I am definitely not anti-technology. I’m a big TV and movie fan, and I love Facebook and Pinterest. I’m a frequent Instagram-er. Most evenings after my baby goes to sleep you can find me...

Things I Want to Do Differently the Second Time Around

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The other day my husband and I were at lunch with my son, who happened to be sleeping, so we had a chance to actually speak uninterrupted. We chatted for a few minutes about...

{I Wasn’t Ready} When Transitions Are Forced

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It started with a crash and a shrill cry early Sunday morning. My husband flew out of our room and into my son’s nursery and confirmed what he suspected: 18-month-old William had climbed out...