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I’ve been blogging for over 10 years, but my hands are trembling and shaking as I type these words. I have a story to tell and passions to pursue, but so do you, and my passions and dreams aren’t...
Guilt is a useless punishing emotion. It lurks deep in your heart or sometimes relentlessly in the front of your mind. You may cry, get angry, grind your teeth, or toss and turn at night. Parents who lament over...
Once upon a time, there lived a prince and a princess. They met in college, fell in love, and got married three years later. They were so excited to start their life together. They both had great jobs, had just...
There’s a popular Southern expression, and I'm paraphrasing, but here it is. I get it. I get that in many families, mine included, Mama is wearing a lot of hats and balancing several of the daily responsibilities that keep the...
I don't know about you guys, but one thing I've learned since becoming a mom is that toddlers can be pretty bratty at one point or another. Before I had kids, I thought that my future child(ren) would never...
This is the third in a three-part series about childhood anxiety. You can find part one here and part two here.  I’m reminding my daughter, for the fifth time today, that she is planting a worry seed. It’s one of...
Since my daughter was born, every age has been “my favorite age.” However, I will admit that since she was born, I dreaded her turning 8. I figured at that point she would no longer be considered a baby,...
I have a confession to make. I have been in denial for the last three years. I have two daughters who play softball. But I am not a "softball mom." Well, I wasn't. But I am now. Hear me out. My husband and...
Oh man. You did it this time. You fumbled. You did something that you know the other parents would surely judge you for. Maybe your child ate a tube of toothpaste. Maybe you meant to change their diaper but...
I was doing carpool one day, and my children were complaining (read: rioting) about the lack of an after school snack for the drive home. They never seemed to understand that my grabbing a few bags of goldfish on...
I graduated from high school in 2002 and dove straight into college life at LSU. I wasn't totally sure what I wanted to do, but I had narrowed it down to a few different majors. Theater, English, or Nursing. All...
My college roommate, Christy, recently flew in from New York to spend a few days with us here in New Orleans. We have always bonded over our love of good food, traveling, and our enthusiasm for the Georgia Bulldogs....
Six large plastic tubs full of children’s clothes that no longer fit sit in my dining room. My plan is to sort through for what to keep for memories and what to give / donate / sell. I’ve gotten...
When I was pregnant, I was subject to tons of unsolicited advice from well-meaning friends, family and even strangers. Usually, I had no intention of following the advice, as I knew I would find my footing as a mother....

 

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