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A day doesn't go by when I see a parent or adult with a child who is fastened in their car seat incorrectly or no car seat at all. In all honesty, it makes me cringe. And if I say anything to the parent, I am made out to be the bad "judge-y" mom. Ever heard of the statement, "my baby, my rules?" I will be completely honest, I used it a lot the first few months I was a mother. And I am sure a lot of mothers do. But this isn't a "my rules" argument, this is facts and the law (in some cases). I try to approach every situation as a learning opportunity because some parents truly...
I can't believe I am even thinking about summer  and all that water safety right now. Did this year fly by or what? I am more than ready for summer to be here. Well, the kids are really ready for summer, me on the other hand, I'm happy to have them home, but not thrilled about the Louisiana heat. How do we beat this summer heat? With time in the water, of course. Along with all the water play comes the need to think about how to be safe around all types of water activities. Here are a few ways to play it safe around water. Water Safety :: playing it safe around water Summer is a time to relax, have...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital of New Orleans. The Power of Pause In today's world, with a heightened awareness on safety, in critical situations multiple pauses have been put in place to make sure things are done correctly. On assembly lines, operators are empowered to hit the stop button whenever they feel that something is wrong. In surgery, a surgical team will take a ‘timeout’ to ensure the correct procedure is done on the correct part of the body and on the correct patient. In high risk industries, employees are encouraged to pause and process any time they feel uncomfortable. With much attention being placed on the “power of pause,” we seem to have forgotten that it...
Rude, Mean, or Bullying - And What to Do About It Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. Seeing their child in pain is one of the hardest things a parent can experience. When it is physical pain - a scraped knee or bump on the head - parents can put on a bandage and make it better. But what if your child’s pain is emotional rather than physical? What if another child at school is the source of your child’s pain? What if your child is being repeatedly targeted by a group of children? What if your child is being bullied? At Episcopal, we encourage our students and families to report any bullying or harassment and...
It's the time of year that I start getting ready for a beach trip! We've gone to the beach almost every summer, visiting a variety of beaches depending on where we lived. This year I am looking forward to our trip later this summer, but there is one trip that stands out because it was like no other. This trip shook me to the core with both fear and gratitude. This beach trip was 11 years ago. Our first baby was about to turn a year old, and it was his first time to go to the beach. My husband and I couldn't wait to see how he experienced all of the senses of the salty air, the sound of...
Motherhood is tough, no doubt about it. As if there isn't enough to worry about with our kids, we also have to worry about hiding the Tide pods from our teenagers, and I recently found out that there’s a condom snorting challenge?! On top of school violence, and oh you know, just the regular everyday illnesses that can affect our kids, I am over it!! This motherhood thing is so darn hard. I'm amazed that moms are not wandering around in some Apocalypse Now daze. It's hard to believe that some people actually question why moms are on anti-anxiety medication. You need them even if you haven't been medically diagnosed ... it’s called survival!! I got pregnant for my oldest son...
In response to the recent walkout conducted by teenagers all over the US, people took to social media to express their opinions. This didn't surprise me. What did surprise me were the general themes of what I saw in the responses. The very same people who were voicing frustration just days before, following yet another school shooting, were also complaining about how this specific population chose to act on those frustrations. They saw the peaceful protest in commemoration of the fallen and the effort to generate a national conversation about gun violence as ineffective and an immature attempt to skip class.  I guess that's what they think kids are into these days. Teenagers are often decried as being obsessed with...
On Wednesday, I was planning on starting a silly post listing all the nonsense reasons why I am still awake at 11:30pm on a weekday. It’s a phenomenon I’m sure all moms have experienced. We are exhausted at the end of a long day of mothering, yet we stay up until the wee hours doing nothing, because we finally can. But there was nothing silly about why I was still awake at 11:30pm this past Wednesday night. Since mid afternoon, my heart had been flooded with the pain of the families and fellow students of the children involved in the school shooting in Florida, reaching a paralyzing crescendo when the final death count was announced. Seventeen people. How could this...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital.  Get a Jump Start on Heart Disease Prevention With Your Little Ones February is National Heart Month! To observe this very important month of awareness for heart disease, we would like to share a few ways to work to prevent Heart Disease before it is even a problem – in childhood! While heart disease is primarily a health issue in adults, and not children, many of the factors that cause heart disease begin in childhood. According to the CDC, one in every six children in the U.S. are considered obese, a statistic that concerns doctors and parents alike, as many of the unhealthy habits that contribute to childhood obesity can lead to...

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