Jennifer Gonzales

Jennifer Gonzales
Wife to my high school sweetheart, Ross, and mother to 4 children: Trip, Conner, McKenzie, and Piper, I am a born and raised Southern Louisiana Lady. I am a graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy, received my Bachelor’s in English with a concentration in Secondary Ed. from LSU followed by my Master’s of Education from UNO, and for the past 11 years, I have been outwitting high school boys as an English teacher at Holy Cross School. When I’m not grading papers, driving to baseball practices, or making grocery runs, I can be found cheering on my LSU Tigers, cutting up with my girlfriends, and crafting (I love a good project!). I’m all about sippin’ some wine during the sunset while the kiddos play in the yard and the hubby works the grill. I’m living my best mommy life these days and am always happy to share the journey with others!

How Mama Got Her Groove Back!

In my former years, I was a social butterfly. I did all the things: eating out, drinking every weekend, staying out until the sun came up, taking all the selfies, dancing with friends. Every...

Finding the Bright Side of Quarantine

There’s so much negativity and pessimism floating around due to this forced quarantine right now. It’s so hard NOT to be Debbie-Downer or, even, Katty-Karen. We’re inconvenienced, we’re overwhelmed, we’re scared, we’re paranoid, we're...

Calling the Easter Bunny :: A Louisiana Plantation Tradition

In our house, and even dating as far back as my great-GREAT-grandparents’ house, my family has upheld an Easter tradition of “calling” the Easter Bunny. I’m not talking about an app or a fake...

My Daughter and I Enjoyed the Halftime Show

As a former competitive dancer, as a mother, and as a WOMAN, I enjoyed the Super Bowl halftime performance by both Shakira and Jennifer Lopez. Let’s be real, the Saints didn’t make it into...

The Weekly Savings Challenge :: Saving Money as Well as My Marriage

I am definitely NOT the financially-inclined partner in my marriage. I am not the bread-winner; I’m not the budgeter; and I’m certainly not the saver. I am a GREAT spender. My husband calls me...

Dear Joe Burreaux :: An Open Letter From a Mother of a Little Athlete

Dear Joe, I KNOW this letter will find you well: SEC Champion and MVP, SEC Player of the Year, 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award recipient, Sports Illustrated Cover, Heisman Trophy Finalist, and MOST importantly,...

Search, Scroll, Click! {How Millennials Christmas Shop}

Technology has made parenting 10 times easier than when my mom and dad were parenting. How did they raise us without smartphones? Without social media? Without Amazon Prime?! I remember my mom shopping during...

Why I’ve Stopped Paying for Sports Photos

We have entered into a new phase in this household: recreational sports. With two growing boys, ages 5 and 6, we have, collectively, under our belts 2 seasons of tee-ball, 3 seasons of baseball,...

10 Questions to Ask at Your Next Parent-Teacher Conference

With the 1st semester of school about 8 weeks in, routines have been established, expectations have been set, grades have been given, and maybe your parent anxiety has kicked in a little (or a...

Confessions of a Rookie Dance Mom

I’ve heard the nightmares; I’ve seen the reality shows; I’ve dreaded the time-consuming role, dance mom. But, with a little girl who’s into all things girly, I couldn’t deny her the opportunity of a...

Unconventional Mom Hacks

As a mother of 4, I’m always looking for the quick fix, the easy way out, just straight up convenience. What mommy has time for potty accidents and added stress?! Trying to limit the...


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