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The Summer Road Trip

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Let me first say that driving in any car for more than an hour is one of my least favorite things to do, and I would do anything to avoid it. With that being said, making my wife happy is on the top of my list of favorite things to do. So, when I’m t... Read full article

Crazy Times

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It seems that we have all been living this life with a new set of rules that change every week, if not every day, and somehow, we are getting through it. I will be the first to say that it is not easy. Let’s step back and think about it. Some of us h... Read full article

Silver Lining to a Scary Situation: My Daughter Was Lost, But We Both Found Friends

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Life is a balancing act, and I find that especially true with my roles as mother and writer. Last December, I was on deadline, finishing up some briefs for the Community section of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. One of the briefs I’d just finished was... Read full article

Summer is Coming

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It’s starting to warm up and the sun is staying out a bit longer, and we are finally getting ready for summer. That means, we are going to be traveling (hopefully) and having to do the shuffle with our children again that includes who is watching the... Read full article

Dammit!

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Let’s think more about what we say and the unknown impact, and watch our mouths around your and my kids, dammit.... Read full article



End of the Year Survival Guide

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Download this monthly guide to help you with End of the School Year Survival this year.... Read full article

Roll With It

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So recently, I decided to do something a bit different and that was to do something for myself first. That is, I decided that before I got into my day and got caught up in all the tasks for the day, I would get on my bike and ride and just listen to ... Read full article

My Heart Walks Around Without Me: A Girl Scout Camp Experience

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Parenting through the elementary years seems to be a gradual release, letting go of the demands (and some of the rewards) of mothering small children. Part of me welcomes the release, and I want nothing more for my daughters than to soar into fulfill... Read full article

Mama, Get in the Photos

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While looking for photos for a blog post about remote work with a baby, I realized how few photos I have of myself with my daughters, especially when they were babies. As a technology holdout, I didn’t have a smartphone when my oldest was born in 201... Read full article

Did You Bring Your Money?

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So, I’m in the camp that there's always a job to be done and everyone can do a job. That means, even my children need to be doing some form of a job. So, when my children want something at the store, my response has always been, “Did you bring your m... Read full article

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