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When Trying to Answer “Why” During a Tragedy

Why does this have to happen and why to those innocent children? As a mother, I cannot even bare to think of the answer to such questions. I so deeply wish that it were never a question at all. The “Why’s” during a tragedy are too difficult for my heart to grasp. Life will always […]

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Why Reform of ALL Kinds Is Worth Discussing

Why are we in a debate about this? We have seen this story far too often. Something tragic happens, and the world pays attention for a few weeks, but no real change takes place. After the recent tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, I have encountered headline after headline about the shooter’s mental health in […]

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I’m a Teacher. We Are Not Safe.

What will I wear to work today? What does not need to be ironed? Is the coffee ready yet? Is it a full moon? Because if it’s a full moon I’m going to need more coffee. These are the typical thoughts that roll through my mind on any given morning while I’m getting dressed for work. But […]

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Screen Time and Media Exposure in Children

Screen Time and Media Exposure in Children

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Health Center and written by By Dr. Myriam A. Ortiz-De Jesus.  Screen Time and Media Exposure in Children In our current living environment, smart phones, computers and TVs are an important and necessary part of our daily lives. It is easy for children to be exposed to media […]

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Finding Hope in the Crisis

A few weeks ago my life started imploding. Three major events that directly impacted our family happened within the span of 2 weeks. Some of these are things that I never would have imagined happening. One of our very close family members had a frightening health diagnosis that we are all in shock about. Other […]

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Get a Jump Start on Heart Disease Prevention With Your Little Ones

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital.  Get a Jump Start on Heart Disease Prevention With Your Little Ones February is National Heart Month! To observe this very important month of awareness for heart disease, we would like to share a few ways to work to prevent Heart Disease before it is even […]

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Thinking About Spin Class?

The idea of taking a spin class has always intrigued me, but the thought of committing 45 minutes to a hard intense workout where you’re stuck on a bike made me nervous. I mean I don’t even know how to ride a real bike so that just adds to the anticipation of the pain I’d […]

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Valentine's Day Foaming Hearts Activity

Valentine’s Day Foaming Hearts Activity

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and there is some counting down going on over here. I am not so much on receiving Valentine’s Day gifts: flowers, chocolates, and cards. Don’t get me wrong here. I do love my chocolate and flowers, but Valentine’s Day is so much fun when celebrating it with my kids. This […]

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