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Are Teachers Harder on Boys Than Girls?

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Are teachers harder on boys than girls? If you’d asked me this question a few years ago when I was a classroom teacher, I’d say, “No indeed. In this classroom, all students are treated equally.” However, if you ask me as the parent of a boy, I’d say, “Absolutely! Boys are definitely disciplined harder and […]

How the Enneagram Has Changed Me

So, what’s the enneagram anyway? For those of you who may be unfamiliar, the enneagram test is a personality test. It categorizes people into 9 different types: the reformer, the helper, the achiever, the individualist, the investigator, the loyalist, the enthusiast, the challenger, and the peacemaker. So, basically, you take the test and it will […]

Planning for Success in the 2020-21 School Year

Disclosure :: This post was sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Planning for Success in the 2020-21 School Year The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is focused on adapting the educational landscape to overcome the unique challenges presented by the pandemic. Innovative changes will be made to create an environment where […]

Tell That Friend You Love Her

As we get older, the list of things we recognize have gone underappreciated all our lives keeps growing: coffee, brief moments of silence, sleep, fast metabolism, etc.  When it comes to people we’ve lost, it’s easy to look back on our memories and the moments we wish we would have soaked in just a little […]

A Perfect Storm for Stress

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Our Lady of the Lake and written by Dr. L. Lee Tynes. A Perfect Storm for Stress The COVID-19 pandemic came ashore in Louisiana like a hurricane, but it has stuck around and continues to alter what our new normal looks like. When the pandemic first struck, instead […]

Preparing Students for Academic Success Amid COVID-19: Tips for Parents

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by The Dunham School.  Preparing Students for Academic Success Amid COVID-19: Tips for Parents With the outbreak of COVID-19 earlier this year, schools across the country shut their doors and transitioned to a new mode of teaching and learning. Over the course of a few days, parents became homeschoolers […]

Virtual Vacation Bible School in and Around Baton Rouge

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Kids love attending Vacation Bible School during the summer, but social distancing has everyone readjusting. Luckily, many churches have chosen to go virtual this year, allowing you to join in on the fun from home! St. Luke’s Episcopal Church :: June 22-25 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church :: June 22-25 St. George Catholic Church […]

How My Kids Ruined My Love of Summer

I am a summer gal, y’all. Maybe it was growing up in the relentless Louisiana heat that forced me into such a love affair. I need the sun. The shorts and tanks and late sunsets. The pretty, brightly painted toenails in carefree sandals. I’m the no school, spend the day at the pool, gimme the […]

When Moody Mama Ruins the Day

My husband’s working late, and my toddler’s refusing to eat what I cooked for dinner. My cramps are slowly killing me, and my baby’s “probably teething.” It’s the 218th day of quarantining, and I just can’t seem to make anyone happy. The news is scary, and both girls are crying.  Where am I in each […]

Mom Truths: A List Every Mom Needs

Do you ever just feel like you are failing at this Mommy gig? Are there times when you feel like you have given 150%, but still come up short? In “Confessions of a Mom in a COVID-19 World”, I expressed my feelings about not being the best and most fun mom to my kids while […]

Raising My Son With a Virtual Village

It takes a village to raise a child. My entire life I’ve heard the expression “it takes a village to raise a child.” I completely understand it and it’s part of everyone’s reality to an extent. Villages can be made up of grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, teachers, mom groups, etc. We need relationships […]

Six Reasons Why You Should Complete a Jigsaw Puzzle

I love doing jigsaw puzzles. It’s one of my favorite pastimes, aside from reading. I didn’t really start thinking about why I loved them so much until the “stay-at-home” order was in place and all I wanted to do was a puzzle. Some would maybe argue that completing a jigsaw puzzle is tedious and stressful […]

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