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Melanie

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Melanie grew up in the New Orleans area. She has lived in Baton Rouge since starting her bachelors degree at LSU. Melanie has a BA in Mass Communication and a master’s degree in Social Work both from LSU. In her professional life Melanie focuses on women’s mental health. She also has a passion for group therapy. Melanie and her husband Adam have been married for nine years. They have a one year old son. In her personal life Melanie can be found trying out a new hobby, trying to “get organized” and avoiding the laundry. She loves sitcoms, traveling, iced coffee and carbs.

Must Have Winter Accessories for Moms

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I am one of those people who is always cold. Mid-August air conditioning will find me wearing a sweater or at the very least a cardigan. So actual winter has me reaching for all...

Simplify the Holidays With Homemade Gifts Under $5

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A few years ago my husband’s family decided to forgo the adult gift card exchange, the Secret Santa and the white elephant and instead decided to do a homemade gift exchange. (Don’t worry the...

Pregnancy Apology

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Just have fun! Don’t Drink the Water! Don’t stress, it will happen! (Insert eye-roll) If you’ve been around a pregnant person or you’re thinking of, or trying to, get pregnant you’ve probably heard one...

Meatless Meals for a Change

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My husband is a carnivore, he wants meat with every meal. I, on the other hand, can be completely happy with a week of meatless meals. I don’t particularly like red meat and one...

I Want that Toddler Mentality

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Kids are awesome and draining and fun and tiring, but so are vacations and parties and a million other things. The recent hurricane reinforced a lot of things for me and provided some enlightenment,...

Favorite Fall Beverages

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When the humidity drops below 80% and the temps don’t go above 80 degrees, we all know what that means...it’s Fall in the South. Despite corporations selling pumpkin-flavored everything starting in August, I like...

Silly Sitcoms for Serious Times

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The world is stressful and chaotic, and sometimes I can’t bear to even watch / read the news or listen to current events podcasts. Sometimes I just want, and need, to stay in my...

Current Mood: Mom Guilt

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Mom guilt, noun, the feeling of having done wrong or failed as a mom. I imagine that is how Merriam-Webster would define it. I don't need a definition to know that I experience it...

We Need to Talk About Your Bra

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Full-coverage, demi, sports, balconette, deep plunge, push-up, bralette ... Love them or hate them, bras are a wardrobe staple. Bras are foundational pieces in many senses, yet so many women despise them. We're doing...

Bubbles: The Chaos and the Calm?

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Yes, this is a post about bubbles, the often demanded, universally loved by toddlers, almost guaranteed to be spilled, bottle of soapy water with a wand. I have a newfound appreciation for bubbles and...

My 5 Travel Must Haves

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We love to travel. We’ve gone places near and far; exploring new places, cultures, and food is our idea of fun.  The downside to travel is the challenge of packing, being away from your...

Is Limited Screen Time a Disservice?

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I logged into our daycare’s camera system and saw a picturesque scene; the teacher was seated on the floor with a gaggle of toddlers around her. They all appeared to be singing and swaying,...