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Refreshing Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Refreshing Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits. Not only is it healthy, low calorie, and full of micronutrients – cold watermelon is PERFECTION on a hot summer day. However, sometimes when we can't eat…
50+  Cute Winnie the Pooh Party Ideas

50+ Cute Winnie the Pooh Party Ideas

I have been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh since I was a little girl. Like most kids, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and all of our favorite characters from the…
Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun! Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have some Mardi Gras Preschool…
75+ Cute and Fun Disney Pumpkins to Make this Halloween

75+ Cute and Fun Disney Pumpkins to Make this Halloween

It’s August, which means it's basically spooky season and time for ALL the pumpkins. Mickey pumpkins, regular pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, painted pumpkins, carved pumpkins… you get it, right? ALL the pumpkins.  And because we love everything Disney,…
GREAT MOMS NIGHT OUT IDEAS

GREAT MOMS NIGHT OUT IDEAS

Today: GET UP…BREAKFAST…KIDS DRESSED…OFF TO SCHOOL…OFF TO WORK…PICK UP KIDS…HOMEWORK…DINNER…BATHS….KIDS IN BED…LAUNDRY…DISHES…GO TO BED! Tomorrow: Repeat. It’s like Groundhog Day every day around here! And this momma needs a BREAK! Date Nights with the Hubby are important…
CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS – ON ETSY!

CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS – ON ETSY!

Christmas is just about 6 months away! I swear it gets here sooner every year. The rest of the year will go by in a blur between the kids going back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and…
NEW ORLEANS BLACK AND GOLD ETSY FINDS

NEW ORLEANS BLACK AND GOLD ETSY FINDS

It’s that time of year again. Black and Gold fever is spreading throughout New Orleans as the Saints prepare for training camp and preseason in the next month. To get you prepared for the season…
FUN MARDI GRAS TREATS YOU CAN MAKE

FUN MARDI GRAS TREATS YOU CAN MAKE

It’s Carnival Time! Outside of Christmas, this is my favorite time of year! I love Mardi Gras and all things purple, green, and gold. And while king cake is the star of the show food-wise.…
EASY SANTA MICKEY CUPCAKES EVERYONE CAN MAKE

EASY SANTA MICKEY CUPCAKES EVERYONE CAN MAKE

We love all things Disney in our house, and we are also very fond of Christmas. So why not combine our two favorite things and create something special that combines the love of both? That’s how we…
40+ New Orleans Inspired Grill Recipes

40+ New Orleans Inspired Grill Recipes

I don’t know about you but this time of year makes me want to do nothing but GRILL. Seafood, steak, veggies, fruit – everything taste better on the grill. Not only does it taste better…
BOSTON CREAM PIE CUPCAKES

BOSTON CREAM PIE CUPCAKES

I originally made these Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes years ago as part of a State Unit Study my now 21-year-old was doing in middle school.I came across the recipe a while ago and just knew…
NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S WATERGATE SALAD

NOT YOUR GRANDMOTHER’S WATERGATE SALAD

Watergate Salad was a staple in our family growing up. It was at EVERY, and I do mean every family get-togethers and celebration. I loved it growing up, and I love it now as an…
TIPS TO SHELTER IN PLACE DURING A HURRICANE

TIPS TO SHELTER IN PLACE DURING A HURRICANE

Hurricane Season – that dreaded time between June and November we all watch the Gulf of Mexico and miss Nash Roberts. Whether you go or stay, it’s best to always be prepared and to start…
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS

Tracy Kamhi, MS CPC-I is a clinical professional counselor intern in Las Vegas, Nevada. She works with children and teens. She has 18 years of experience with children in both educational and clinical settings. Here is…
5 TIPS FOR HOSTING A SUCCESSFUL SLEEPOVER

5 TIPS FOR HOSTING A SUCCESSFUL SLEEPOVER

Many of my fondest memories as a kid involve a sleepover.  I still remember my first big slumber party when I was in 5th grade vividly.  My hope as a parent is that my kids grow up to have fond…
TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME AND HOMESCHOOLING

TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME AND HOMESCHOOLING

We homeschooled until the 2022 school year and most of that time I have worked while homeschooling. It's hard, doable but hard. There were days I want to pull my hair out, and then days,…
6 WAYS TO REPURPOSE AND REUSE OLD DANCE COSTUMES

6 WAYS TO REPURPOSE AND REUSE OLD DANCE COSTUMES

Dance is expensive and one of the most expensive parts of dance are the costumes. If you have a child who dances, you know this. I have spent upwards of $1000 a year on dance costumes for…
HURRICANE EVACUATION SURVIVAL TIPS

HURRICANE EVACUATION SURVIVAL TIPS

Going through a hurricane with kids is HARD. Do you stay or do you go? How far away from home to you travel? Do you go someplace fun like Disney or rough it in a near by…
TIPS FOR SURVIVING FESTIVALS WITH A TODDLER

TIPS FOR SURVIVING FESTIVALS WITH A TODDLER

Springtime in this beautiful city is just around the corner and so is my favorite time of year, Festival Season! There are lots of festivals in March, April, and May here in New Orleans. Most of…
New Orleans Cocktail Recipes You NEED To Make

New Orleans Cocktail Recipes You NEED To Make

New Orleans is a city known for its unique culture, delicious food, and vibrant nightlife. And what better way to experience the spirit of New Orleans than by trying some of its signature cocktails? Whether…
65+ New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love

65+ New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes You'll Love

Busy schedules can make cooking a challenge. This collection of New Orleans-inspired slow cooker recipes is the answer for families who want delicious, home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen. Perfect for hectic days!…
TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

It's Carnival Time!  King cakes, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses, Covid, RSV, the flu, and other viruses going around, staying healthy is a top priority. Here are seven tips for staying…
TIPS FOR ENJOYING A HAPPY SOBER MARDI GRAS

TIPS FOR ENJOYING A HAPPY SOBER MARDI GRAS

As the rest of the world recovers from the holidays and settles in for the rest of winter here in New Orleans we gear up for Mardi Gras. I am headed into my 3rd year as a sober…
Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Celebrate Mardi Gras with toddlers and preschoolers with a Mardi Gras Sensory Bin. Sensory bins are great for little ones to explore textures and all of their senses. They are also a good way to incorporate a little…
MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids is through art. Preschoolers love to paint, and it's more about the process for them than it is about the finished product. That's why this Mardi Gras bead…
6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING MARDI GRAS WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

6 TIPS FOR SURVIVING MARDI GRAS WITH A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

Everyone in New Orleans LOVES going to Mardi Gras Parades, Right? My daughter says she “loves celebrating them more than her own birthday.” She loves the excitement and being out in the community amongst peers. We always get there early…
Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where…
SINGLE PARENTING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

SINGLE PARENTING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Being a parent in general for the holidays is difficult and stressful.  We have so much pressure on us. We have to find the perfect gifts, host parties, find the most perfect outfits, and much more.   I used…
Adorable Disney Halloween Finds On Etsy

Adorable Disney Halloween Finds On Etsy

Spooky season is here, and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is in full swing at Walt Disney World. This means Halloween is just around the corner. It's time for Mickey Pumpkins, Villains, and Hitchhiking…
Easy Halloween Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Mickey Mouse Pumpkin Cupcakes

When I think of Disney and Halloween, I think of one thing – MICKEY PUMPKINS! The Magic Kingdom is covered in Mickey Pumpkins this time of year and they are my favorite thing! When I got…
Home Remedies For Sunburns

Home Remedies For Sunburns

It's that time of year again! The summer months can be brutal on our skin. Be it at the beach, at a festival, at the pool, or just enjoying the great outdoors… We have to…
Quick and  Easy Shrimp Tacos With Coleslaw

Quick and Easy Shrimp Tacos With Coleslaw

I created this easy shrimp tacos recipe a few years ago during Lent. I was looking for something that wasn't fried that was also quick and easy to make after a busy week. It quickly…
The Year Disney Saved Me

The Year Disney Saved Me

I have been asked many times why I love Disney so much. The explanation is complicated, but I'm going to try. Walt Disney World is my happy place. That may sound strange coming from an adult,…