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10 Summer College Shopping Tips

Well the adventures have begun as we just finished up our short Texas college road trip, where we visited Rice and SMU. Tomorrow, my 2 teen boys and I are headed on a 10 day road trip to North Carolina, with our final destination in PA. We have a hectic schedule and will manage to […]

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Vote!

“Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.” ~W. C. Fields~ Thanks St. Tammany Parish for giving the kids a day off school today (some sarcasm inserted here) . One son will get bonus points for going to the polls with me. Actually – I think it is good for them!

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Field of Dreams

I’ve been a big fan of Brian Bordainick and the Field of Dreams Project for some time now. This well done video is very inspirational! They still need about $700K and CNN will be carrying their story this Wednesday. Let’s hope some more corporations or large donors step up to the plat and help them […]

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Science Fair Hell!!!

Whoever introduced science fair projects to children before they enter high school – probably never had children!!! Kind of like those people who gave me dirty looks at Disney World for having my kids on a leash (oh I would never do that to my kid you evil parent – just you wait until you […]

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I have a kid going to Junior High- save me!

Yesterday was a very traumatic day for me. I accompanied 43 – 6th graders (trauma enough) from Lake Harbor Middle School on a field trip to Mandeville Junior High, where they will attend next year. I felt bad for all the kiddos I was with because the other 285 – 6th graders attending, were from […]

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Predators among us

Recently, in the Times-Picayune, we have had headlines about people in the school systems getting arrested for “inappropriate & sexual” contact with minors. I will put my humor aside for this post and would like to give big kudos to everyone who is helping taking these predators down. There is the Destrehan band teacher in […]

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The local state of real estate

I can only speak from my personal experiences with this topic and I can only speak about Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish (the Northshore or North Shore), but thought it was worth sharing. For the past week, I have been house shopping for my parents. They live in the same house they bought when they got […]

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How to survive school Christmas parties

No sillies, no beer for school parties (but, boy, would it have been nice to have today). Remember, our kids are brainwashed to think alcohol is a drug after Red Ribbon Week (that is a whole other post). Today, all 3 rugmonsters had their school Christmas parties (they did the dreidels earlier in the week). […]

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Did you ever think we’d end up here?

It is 7:30 AM on a Saturday and why am I awake? Oh well. Got the coffee, got my computer and am watching “Chulo the Stupor dog” chase Lovebugs. He may not be the sharpest tool in the shed, but he wakes up every day wagging his tail, ready to conquer the back yard and […]

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That ain’t nice!

I have a folder on my desktop called “cool stuff for blogs.” Usually people send me stuff, but sometimes I surf for fun and find them. I was in Cafe Press, surfing for New Orleans stuff and came across this: And get this…it was designed by someone who calls themselves “The Anti-Northshore Alliance.” Puhleeze! I […]

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Big Money, No Whammies!

Yesterday was a field day for “armchair mayors” discussing the Mayor’s speech. Whateva… It is so much easier to stand in the sidelines and say what you woulda done or said better, but fun to pick it apart (fess up …you know it is). I’ve heard so many dollar figures bounced around this week that […]

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Mandeville Entrepreneurs

Since we moved here in January, #2 son has been talking about the “Mini Society.” This is a program that Manville Elementary 3rd grade runs, where kids have positions, elect officials, make and spend money and do all sorts of activities that I can’t get out of my son. You know the deal, what was […]

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Getting a Papillion Education

Mandeville Elementary School had a fantabulous themed day today, “Louisana Day.” Each 3rd grade classroom decorated a t-shirt with Mardi Gras bead designs and a different medallion stamped on it. My son’s class had Tabasco sauce & chili peppers hanging from the painted beads – way cute! The rain didn’t even damper the afternoon one […]

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