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On days like these, I get mad at simple things like a spoon dropping at the dinner table after I sweep. Why am I this way? One single room in my house is messy and I feel as though the...
I'm sure you've seen her (you probably know her)--the female who thinks nothing is beyond her own ability. The female who can wipe the sweat and trudge along, the female who can negotiate her way out of or into...
I’ve always been the type of person that had absolutely no idea what to do or say when a loved one was hurting. I’ve always felt absolutely useless in these situations and as if I needed to step aside...
I can feel it creeping in, slowly and almost secretly. It’s there like a shadow, always with me, but I can’t always see it. Do I acknowledge it? Do I ignore it and hope it goes away? If I...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge and written by Kathleen Freeman, MD.  How Can Parents Avoid Burnout? We’ve all heard the proverbial metaphor about self-care: Put your oxygen mask on first then assist the child sitting next to...
“Mommy, read.” As annoying as these words are to hear at bedtime some nights when we’ve already read four books, I still love them deep down. I love that I’m raising a reader. I’ve been reading to my daughter since...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.  Warning Signs of Suicide for Children and Teens The COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health, including children and teens. A recent report from the...
Unfollow has become my favorite button. Recently, I realized (for the hundredth time) how much time I actually spend on my phone. And I'm embarrassed about it. Phones can be so addicting. I've set lots of limits for myself to get...
I am a mom to an almost 2 year old child who is too smart for his own good. He is my greatest blessing, but he also exhausts me. I'm married to an engineer who, at times, has an...
The second I feel like I’ve got a category of motherhood down, I get thrown through a loop. Either our schedule changes or my daughter hits a new phase. Motherhood is an ever-changing journey. However, I do feel like I’ve...

My 2021 Reading List

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Reading has always been one of my favorite hobbies. It’s my way to unwind, relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  Since becoming a mom, this is one area that has unfortunately taken a backseat,...
Before my personal experience as a NICU mom, I knew other moms who had been through a NICU stay. My sister and sister-in-law had both been there. I visited my nephew in the NICU. I saw what was on...

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We're ready for those May flowers, and all the fun activities that lead up to Summer! We have featured our favorite family-friendly events in...