Dear Mary: 13 Months

Dear Mary, We are one month into your second year and I am convinced you’ve developed more in the last 30 days than you have in your whole first year. I guess that’s what happens when your mouth and legs catch up with your brain. Speaking of legs, you are a pro at walking now.…

Don’t Believe the Fortune Cookie!

Have you ever eaten at a Chinese restaurant and opened a fortune cookie that you wish you hadn’t? When I was in college in 1992, I was enjoying my regular lunch date with friends at a Chinese restaurant in New Orleans East. At the time, I had been showing up to school only to skip…

Dear Jackson: 14 Years (Whaaat?!?!)

Dear Jackson, Today, we honor and celebrate you on your 14th birthday. I’ve been practicing saying that number for the last several weeks, and it still hasn’t gotten any easier.  Fourteen. 14. FOURTEEEEEEEEEEN.  My baby is fourteen years old, and you must know – it’s kind of freaking me the freak out. You are well…

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Marriage Letters: What Makes You Come Alive

One of my favorite blogs, The RunaMuck, has a monthly feature called Marriage Letters, where several blogs participate in writing a love letter to their spouse. Frankie and I try to do this as much as possible, but we wanted to participate in the feature as well, to encourage our readers to do the same.…

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler

Across the globe, today is just any other Tuesday.  But today, in New Orleans, it’s Mardi Gras day. I can remember being young and excited to have the day off to attend the biggest party in the world, and the thought that New Orleans was the only place that was celebrating it was truly bizarre…