FREE Baby Artsplay!™ at New Orleans Jazz Museum

Young Audiences of Louisiana Baby Artsplay!™ Presented by The Helis Foundation is the perfect opportunity for caregivers to integrate purposeful activities into their child’s playtime that support their cognitive, physical, and social development. Research shows, and parents confirm, that multi-sensory approaches to learning help young children create deeper, more meaningful connections with the world around them. Baby Artsplay!™ will engage children and their caregivers in joyful and easy to replicate multisensory experiences that help children reach developmental milestones, while immersed in New Orleans’ art and cultural institutions.
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My Nola Life : Teen Mother of a babygirl with hydrocephlaus

The birth of my daughter I was finally brought onto the ward as my daughter’s daddy walked in with his best friend, they had cigars and some flowers. Why? He was four years older than me. At the time he was 20 yrs old, did not know half about having a baby either, besides creating one and being excited about having a baby. I’m convinced … Continue reading My Nola Life : Teen Mother of a babygirl with hydrocephlaus

Frozen in time: Maya Angelou cooks for Toni Morrison, September 1994 | Food | The Guardian

To honour the author’s Nobel prize for literature, Angelou hosts a feast for 150 in her Winston-Salem home — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/food/2019/aug/18/frozen-in-time-maya-angelou-cooks-for-toni-morrison Continue reading Frozen in time: Maya Angelou cooks for Toni Morrison, September 1994 | Food | The Guardian

Remembering my baby girl, My’Tae Antionette. Shame and embarrassment silenced me from saying her name.

This will be my first time speaking of this ever in life, and as I share, I hope I can free myself from twenty-eight years of guilt and pain. I have asked God and My’Tae for forgiveness, and some years ago, I had the same dream about being pregnant, giving birth, and burying my baby over and over again. A voice told me I was too young to know what was going on with my body, nor did I have a clue about sex, and that I had been forgiven at the very moment I was going through it. It helped some, but still… Continue reading Remembering my baby girl, My’Tae Antionette. Shame and embarrassment silenced me from saying her name.

My Nola Life: Growing Up Fast…

My girls and I have been back in Minnesota for almost two weeks now, for the first time in a year, since we moved back to New Orleans. After 20+ years of living here, Minnesota does not have that I’m home feeling. It’s like I never bonded with anything here. I’m not in a rush to see someone whom I haven’t seen since I left. … Continue reading My Nola Life: Growing Up Fast…