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Tips to Help Your Child Succeed During State Testing

The dreaded state testing week, LEAP if you’re in the public school circle, is looming over us.  While it’s an absolutely miserable week for students and teachers alike, there are things you can do to help ease the stress of testing.  Feed your child a healthy well balanced breakfast before school. Skip the sugar loaded […]

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For Mamas Searching for Answers

I see you, Mama, with your precious boy with the long eyelashes and beautiful smile. He says “Hello” and “Yes Ma’am” and even says grace before his meals. He gives bear hugs and sweet kisses and tells you how much he loves you. He apologizes for keeping you up at night and fixes breakfast for […]

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Pacque-ing {A Cajun Easter Tradition}

South Louisiana is known for some weird traditions. At Christmastime, we let Madame Grands Doigts — a witch with long fingers — come into our home to deliver goodies into stockings hung by the chimney with care. We boil and eat something literally called a MudBug. We made Mardi Gras a “thing,” and we chase […]

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Valentine Class Treats for the Littles :: With Printables!

Let me preface this by saying I LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY. Yes, I know it’s totally cheeseball, sap city, hearts and fluffies and la-de-dah. Yes, I know it’s a fake holiday created a hundred years ago to drive card sales during a slow month. Yes, I know it’s absolutely sickening and sugary-sweet and over the top.  […]

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The Age of Wonder at Walt Disney World

This is my first trip around parenthood, and with Helena’s birth came many exciting additions to my life. I would attend children’s birthday parties, have playdates, be able to identify with other women my age around motherhood, and somewhere on that list, take Helena to Walt Disney World – the most magical place on Earth. […]

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A Day in the Life :: When My Children Learned the True Meaning of Emergency

Like all Mamas of Littles, this Mama hears a lot of screaming during her day. Like a lot. Blood-curdling, horror-movie-caliber screams. Screaming because brother put his feet on her chair. Screaming because Sister ate the last Cheeto. Screaming because sister took her toy and won’t give it back. And with each scream comes my reply, […]

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