Articles by Aimee



Five Ways Hurricane Season is Like Carnival Season

June 1 is an auspicious date; it’s the first day of hurricane season. Until Nov 30 we all hold our breaths, watch the weather just a little bit closer and pray that Dr. Gray’s predictions are totally wrong (Which he usually is–probably because he’s completely landlocked in Colorado and forecasting…



What Food Allergy Parents Want You to Know

Last year, for Food Allergy Awareness Week, I wrote about the things I’d learned in the 2 years since my daughter’s diagnosis with a peanut allergy. This year, I’d like to share some things that I, as a parent of a child with a severe food allergy, would like for…


Five Perfect Baby Gifts

My social circles have had a baby boom over the last several years. My first instinct for a shower or baby gift is a sweet little smocked outfit, but that’s not everyone’s style, and some of my friends have have more restraint than I and wait until the birth to…


Juju the Good Voodoo In Easterland

It’s no secret that we’re kind of in love with ourselves in the greater New Orleans area. And, why wouldn’t we be? We’ve got all sorts of fun traditions and cultures, and, as a parent, I love sharing them with my children. When Michelle Hirstius, creator of Juju the GOOD…


How to Take Kids to Mardi Gras

Carnival season is in full swing. We’re in that tiny lull between the first weekend of parades and when things really kick into high gear. At 4 years old, my twins are Mardi Gras pros, having been to parades since they were just shy of 4 months old, and we’ve…


In a While, Crocodile

This post was brought to you by In a While, Crocodile. Here in the New Orleans area, we eat a little differently than the rest of the country. Slow cookers were popular in the 70s and 80s, but my mother never used one. Back then, the recipes involved cream-of-something soup…


How to Make a Big Southern Bow

As a lifelong Southerner, I subscribe wholeheartedly to the philosophy of dressing children traditionally. And, as the mom of a little girl, that includes a giant grosgrain hairbow to match each and every outfit. For the first year of my daughter’s life, she didn’t have enough hair for a bow…