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Mom About Town: Erin Olwell

Erin Olwell is a single mom to two incredible boys–Ryan, 16, and Reed, 10. She has been a hairdresser for over 20 years, and when she was pregnant with her first son, she set up an in-home salon. Erin believes ...

Mom About Town: Kimberly Calongne Tara

Kimberly Calongne Tara (CPA/CTC) is the owner of The Tara CPA Firm, LLC based in Metairie. Kimberly loves her job and hopes to expand the practice further into the digital world (while remaining local, of cours...

When Enough is Enough

By Amy L. Foreman As adults, we have learned our boundaries, but it took many years for us to know just how far we can go without going over to the dark side. We teach our kids that they need to fight their ow...

Summer Camps: for Better or for Worse

Like it or not, summer is right around the corner. The season comes with its own perks -- summer vacation -- and it’s own obstacles -- summer vacation. What do you do with kids who can’t stay home alone? New ...

Uniting Or Not For The Holidays

Q: My in-laws are really great, but the holidays bug me: They never come to see us—it’s up to us to arrange to drive a few states’ over to go see them—and yet they always go way overboard on gifts for the ki...

Too Young For A Cell Phone

By Jeanne Martin Q: My daughter is in the fifth grade and all of her friends have their own cell phones. I think she’s too young, but if all her peers have one, am I wrong? A: If all of her peers had P...

Surviving The Family Meal And Giving Santa A Budget

Written by Jeanne Martin Q: My parents always host Thanksgiving dinner at their house, and expect all of us grown kids with our children. My in-laws do the same. Feelings get hurt if we suggest visiting only o...

Summertime Sports Blues

By Jeanne Martin Q: I don’t know anything about summer swim teams. My son is six and likes to swim so I was thinking of signing him up. Is he too young? A: Oh, I miss the days of quiet innocence before I knew...

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