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IDEA Public Schools Is Joining the Baton Rouge Community

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by IDEA Public Schools.  IDEA Public Schools Is Joining the Baton Rouge Community Attention families searching for a quality education for your child: IDEA Public Schools, an award-winning, tuition-free, public charter school network is coming to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  In May 2016, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board […]

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Subscription Boxes :: A Comprehensive List {Featuring Little Pnuts}

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by our friend and New Orleans mom, Melissa, who is also the owner of the toy subscription service Little Pnuts.  Subscription Boxes :: A Comprehensive List {Featuring Little Pnuts} Subscription boxes are officially all the rage. There are options for men, women and children. This post focuses on subscription […]

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3 Lessons We Taught Our Kindergartner About the 2016 Presidential Election

About a week ago, before the 2016 Presidential election, my kindergartner came home one day and announced that his class had held a vote. “We voted for our favorite cookie,” he said proudly. “We voted for chocolate chip or Oreos. I voted for chocolate chip, and we won!” He was really, really excited that the cookie […]

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Why This Mom Can’t Stand School Uniforms

Okay, so I know that my opinion on the topic of school uniforms isn’t the most popular here in Baton Rouge, where all kids – even public school kids – wear school uniforms. Most moms love school uniforms. School uniforms make back to school shopping easier. School uniforms make getting dressed in the morning easier. And I’ve been […]

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To the Pregnant Woman Worried About Zika :: From the Mom of a Child with a Brain Defect

To the Pregnant Woman worried about Zika, Days ago I read your comment under a news story on the Zika virus. You wrote, “I can’t think of anything worse than having a child born with a horrible brain defect.” Your comment was like a dagger to my heart. I can see you now sitting there in the doctor’s […]

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I’m NEVER Going to Homeschool

You know what they say about the word never. “Never say never!” These were the lyrics sung by a cartoon mouse and bird in one of my favorite childhood movies, “An American Tail” but the irony of the statement escaped me until I was older. There were plenty of things I said I’d NEVER do, especially […]

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