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Struggle Bus Last year was a disaster for our family with regard to getting four children to three different schools on time and then making it to work on time. We had one child in PreK in Gretna, one child...
Here's the funny thing about opinions: WE ALL HAVE THEM I've always been very opinionated. It's been my best and worst quality for as long as I can remember. It's brought me closer to people, and it's pushed people away....
There's always a new "challenge" It's hard to browse social media these days and not be faced with a "challenge." Maybe it's a Tik-Tok dance, a Snapchat game, YouTube's bottle flip, a Facebook wine challenge, or even NOM's own weekly...
I saw the metal sign above when I visited the mecca otherwise known as The Silos in Waco. I instantly knew it belonged in my daughter’s bedroom. It’s a message I share with her often as she’s already, at...
Dear Mom, The pressure to be perfect can weigh heavy, especially on a mother. That amount of pressure never came from you because you never attempted to prove to me (or anyone) that being perfect was a part of life....
Last week during a virtual hangout with a group of girlfriends, I vented about how badly I wish my son’s daycare was open. Working from home full-time with a baby certainly was never a desire of mine, but nonetheless,...
    As my family of five has been cooped up in our house the past few weeks, I’ve started dreaming of all the things I’m going to do when this is over, when we can all go where we want,...
Throughout the first couple weeks of this quarantine, I carried on as if everything was normal, suppressing all of my emotions, burying them deep down while lying to myself, telling myself I was feeling strong and normal. Then, somewhere...
This morning I woke up grumpy and unmotivated. We are a month into the quarantine, and though rules and routines have gone a long way in making this whole situation easier for my family, in general, I’m just over...
Right now, life is crazy. No one knows what tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year will bring. It’s hard to even comprehend whats going on. It's even harder to march forward. But… that’s what moms do. We march...
Friends. How many of us have them? Friends. The ones we can depend on. Whether we are fans of the television sitcom series Friends or Girlfriends, we are all familiar with the cliche dynamics of a group of friends....
Man, things moved fast once it was announced the schools were closing. By the time I picked my kids up from school and made it home, helpful moms from all around the city immediately went into link mode. It...
Hey there. It's getting a bit tense. I saw you in yoga this morning, brows furrowed even as you reluctantly allowed yourself an hour of peace. I passed you in the grocery with your shoulders near to your ears, chewing...
Recently, New Orleans’ beloved Steve Gleason was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor a civilian can earn. I was vaguely familiar with his optimism and humility, but it wasn’t until the ceremony that I truly comprehended how...