If You Don’t Love Dogs . . .

I was a high school English teacher when Seth was born. And my first year of teaching I received a lot of information from experienced teachers and one that I particularly loved was information and a book from Dr. Harry Wong. He’s just a brilliant educator and had such good common sense advice for new […]

Now, That’s What I Call Confidence

I’m not a sports fan at all. As a graduate of LSU, living just minutes outside of Baton Rouge, and working for a company established by professors at LSU, people are surprised that I do not participate in LSU sports. On our dress down days, you can only wear jeans if you wear something that […]

Top 5 Apps To Help Every Mom Stay Efficient

After driving Gabrielle  to school, working eight hours, and then spending three hours in a classroom two night a week, I’m often asked how I get it all done. My days are pretty hectic, but staying organized and being efficient definitely keeps me from pulling my hair out.  There is no doubt that technology and […]

That’s My Baby?

There are so many moments in your life when your children make you proud. But, today was the first time that I had one of those “Oh my gosh, my baby did that? He’s amazing!” kind of moments.  I couldn’t really figure out what that particular thing was that made me more proud of him than I’d […]

Mommy, Come Get Me!

Oh, my Baby Girl went from happy “Yeah, it’s “Fun Day,” and I get to play games at school and hang out with my friends all day long” to (sobbing) “Mommy, come get me” (sobbing). Poor little thing had such terrible pain in her side that she couldn’t even stand up completely. Unfortunately, I’m rolling […]

The Banana King

A couple of nights ago, my Performance Studies class was devoted to an author reading by Rich Cohen. He wrote a biography about Sam Zermurray, the New Orleans Banana King. It was an interesting reading since the book was essentially about an immigrant who went from nothing to being very wealthy and eventually took over […]

If I Could Press the “Reset” Button

If I could press the “Reset” button I would certainly take advantage of this in certain areas of my life. Now that I’m in my mid-40’s, I am looking back at my life and seeing that I did so many things right, but, also, did so many things wrong. So, I decided this is the […]

GotBreastPump Has Been Highjacked – By Me!

Yes, I’m going to be like one of those websites/blogs that has a mid-life crisis.  I’ve posted on the website for several years and then, when I really didn’t have much new about breast pumping, I just gave it up for a bunch of years.  I didn’t breast pump any more, thank goodness – that […]

I’m Back!

Hey mommies! I’m back from a long hiatus. Getting a job a couple of years go really became overwhelming and Gotbreastpump suffered from it. Although it’s a great job, and I’m so thankful for it, your continued comments and questions have beckoned me back to the website. I’m hoping that my research and information about […]

The “Big Boy” Shirt

Today Seth starts 5th grade – or middle school, as they call at his school.  So, now, he gets to wear the big boy shirt.  Prior to this, he wore a cotton polo shirt that made him so precious.  Now he wears a short-sleeve button-down that he doesn’t love. “Why does it feel so funny?” […]