Books About Hurricanes

As we head into the heart of hurricane season, there are a lot of things to think about–do you have an evacuation plan? Do you have supplies should you choose to shelter in place? Should you give in and buy a generator? With all the worries and stress of the…


Juju the Good Voodoo

If you’re anything like me, you LOVE to buy things for your kids that have some local flavor. Being from South Louisiana is special and sharing that with our kids is so important. That’s why I got very excited when Maria, one of our contributors, hooked us up with a…


Back to School Printables

I love a good celebration. In fact, I love celebrations so much that sometimes I have them for no good reason. Or for a very small reason. That’s why I did a back to school party even though only one of my kids really knows what school is. And really,…


Five Fun Activities with Water

There’s no denying that summer in St. Tammany parish is HOT. People can argue that it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity, but either way it can make going out during daytime hours tough. Kids don’t seem to care about this, though, and they want to go outside and play…



A Year of Firsts…

Right after I found out I was pregnant, I noticed a nest on my windowsill of my second floor office. It had two little eggs in it. “Aww” I thought to myself, “that bird is having a baby too – except she’s having two babies!” A few weeks later I…


Not Back To School

Yes we do school in our PJ’s!  With July coming to a close, most of us are getting ready to send our kids back to school. Or not back to school in our house. We are homeschoolers, we homeschool for a variety of reasons: academic, medical, it’s what’s best for…


Back to School: A Pinterest Disaster Story

I used to be a teacher. That’s really the only excuse I have for being as excited for Back to School as I am. There’s just something about the pencils and notebooks–I even like the smell of new books. Do kids still get books? Or is it all iPads or…


{One Mom’s Opinion} Why We’re Homeschooling This Year

  Today’s piece is brought to you by Amy, a mother of two children in Slidell who has chosen to homeschool her boys because of concerns she’s having with the new Common Core Curriculum. Read all about her thoughts below and let use know what you think! —————————————————————– “What is…


Back to School Door Decor

I know not everyone shares my enthusiasm for seasonal decor, but I LOVE decorating my house for the different seasons of the year. I’ve never had a door decoration for back to school, but with the twins starting this year, I thought it might be fun to put one up….