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Just So

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One of the biggest challenges in the layout of our house is that we don't have a pantry. Because of that, I have pantry items stored in our cabinets, which means my mixing bowls have ended up in an...
Dear Xavier, I cannot believe that you would have been 11 this year. It is even harder to believe that you've been gone for 8 years. You were the sweetest baby. You loved music, especially Bruno Mars. You were always so...
encouragement to stressed out mom

To The Mom Who …

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As I sit here and reminisce on the last two weeks, I realize how many times I have truly questioned myself as a mother. I’ve questioned if my kids are happy, if I’m being too hard on them, I...
February holds a lot of events. We have a day to celebrate love, we enjoy all things king cake and Carnival, and we celebrate a heritage that holds a major part of history. I remember growing up, year-round, my...
Dear JoJo, I am a mother of two little girls - ages 4 and 7 to be exact. They are both big fans of yours and have been for years. We had the pleasure of seeing you in concert September...
What is a Resolution? On Merriam-Webster, the foremost definition of resolution is, “the act or process of resolving.” This is called a circular definition. I am not a fan of this practice, the practice of circular definition, the practice of...
I love a good plan. Few things excite me as much as the thrill of setting a goal, then laying out the steps to achieve it. I have a stack of paper planners, spreadsheets, and calendar and phone reminders...

Heart Helper

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When my daughter and her classmates returned to in-person school in October, one of her (and my!) favorite differences from online school was the return of the Classroom Jobs. As I learned over the first few weeks, the jobs...

Seasonal Gratitude

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December begins a month for me of overwhelming gratitude. I have had this same feeling for the last six years. Grateful for my current place in life wherever it may be. Grateful for the journey that has gotten me...

Can I Help?

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My daughter is almost seven, and recently she has taken an interest in helping around the house, especially in the kitchen. I am thankful for her sweet little heart to help her momma, but honestly, things would go a...

A Peace of My Mind

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2020 continues to be a year of transformation in my life. As a wife, mother, and young woman. While all the chaos swirls around me, I find solace in small moments when I realize I am displaying growth. My latest...

My Small Indulgences

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Everyone talks about self-care. Whether it's a massage, a pedicure, or a new balayage, I think everyone can acknowledge that these creature comforts can put a smile on anyone's face. But these are largely one-time splurges. Before COVID, I hadn't really...
Disclosure: This post was written by Katye Irwin, LPC, LPC-S, NCC and Tricia Newton, LPC, NCC, counselors in Upper and Middle School Divisions, and sponsored by The Academy of the Sacred Heart. Confidence Coaching Our Daughters Building Confidence When we ask a...
Dear Vianca, Guess who??? That’s right it’s me, your brain. I know you’ve got a lot going on, running your household, homeschooling, and being a small business owner, but please accept this letter as my formal resignation. I’m done. I’ve had enough. I’m...