9/11: my journey home

9/11: my journey home

This is a picture of me and Lannie, one of my best friends from college. It was 2001 and I was in New York for a job interview. I got the job, so she took the train down from Massachusetts to celebrate with me. I had two weeks to pack my bags, grab my cat,Continue Reading →

Books to help you “Choose Kindness” inspired by the book WONDER, by R. J. PALACIO,

Books to help you “Choose Kindness” inspired by the book WONDER, by R. J. PALACIO,

Envision a world where all people are accepted for who they are and not how they look. April, one of my girlfriends from college whom I have always looked up to as a sweet blessing to our world, is mother to a super hero with Crainiofacial syndrome. Together they are working very hard to raiseContinue Reading →

Let’s go to the Zoovies!

Let’s go to the Zoovies!

In case you haven’t heard, Audubon Zoo is hosting a series of family-friendly outdoor moving screenings of the summer’s most obsessed-over movies. They kicked off their Dinner and a Zoovie Nights series with Frozen, which is why the oak trees in Audubon Park were gently swaying in synchronicity that day to the sound of hundredsContinue Reading →

25 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids in New Orleans

25 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids in New Orleans

As somewhat of a fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kinda gal/mom, I often come up with summer fun activities at the last minute. Here in the mommy-sphere, “summer fun” generally refers to blocks of time spent with children in the heat herding, buckling, unbuckling, counting heads and applying sunscreen. This isn’t exactly my version of fun, which is probably whyContinue Reading →

LOOK Boutique Ladies Night!

LOOK Boutique Ladies Night!

Hey, Ladies! Tonight is the LOOK Boutique Make-Up Party at the Walgreens Uptown from 6:30-8:30pm. Pick up that last minute teacher gift AND play with fancy make-up from Paris, Denmark, Canada and LA, so that you can get summer-ready! We’ll get the scoop on some fabulous hair, skin and make-up lines, try some new nailContinue Reading →

Warning signs your kid might have a communication disorder

Warning signs your kid might have a communication disorder

The month of May is designated as Better Speech and Hearing Month. May has been set aside to educate the public, as approximately 40 million Americans have trouble speaking or hearing due to a communication disorder. Early identification of communication and hearing problems can improve academic, social, and career experiences, and ultimately improve the qualityContinue Reading →