Joey Yearous

Joey Yearous
Joey is a New Orleans native, Dominican alum, and LSU grad who joined the ranks of motherhood in the summer of 2019. She and her Colorado born-and-raised husband, Phil, left their Mid-City apartment for a house on the Northshore about ten days before they welcomed their son, Sam, into the world. Though she’s always had a passion for writing, it’s her work as the Director of Marketing for a Louisiana-based electrical firm that pays the bills. She’s a longtime member of the dance troupe The Muff-A-Lottas and when she isn’t covered in glitter and dancing through the streets of New Orleans, she’s usually cooking, trying new restaurants, and listening to true crime podcasts. A consummate Pinterest fanatic, she’s always looking for her next DIY project or recipe to try. She believes good senses of humor and random acts of kindness make the world go ‘round.

It’s (Still) OK to Laugh

Like so many others these days, I’ve been cleaning out closets and doing my best to KonMari my life while we are still under quarantine. A few days ago, I found a box full...

One Good Man:: A Letter to My Dad Five Years After Losing Him

Today is the fifth anniversary of the day we lost you, Daddy. It’s hard to wrap my mind around the lifetime that’s somehow fit into five short years. When I sat in that chilly ICU room,...

I Don’t Have COVID-19, But I Think It’s Making Me Sick

I’m a hugger. Maybe it’s from growing up in a large, loud Italian family where affection was second-nature and my MawMaw greeted everyone with a kiss right on the lips. Or maybe it’s because...

A Letter to My Infant During the Coronapocalypse

To my dear, sweet baby, I have so very much I want to say to you in this moment. This crazy, unprecedented, historical moment that feels more like something out of a dystopian novel than...