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Editor's Note :: This post is a raw and vulnerable look into the honest thoughts of one local mom as she navigates life and motherhood during a global pandemic. We recognize that your thoughts may look different than her...
Self-care is a lovely concept. Taking the time to care solely for yourself? Sounds sublime. Indulgent. And imaginary- that is, for really tired, busy moms. Moms do it all. Life-giver, personal assistant, provider, chef, cleaning lady, shopper, dresser, toy locater, hygiene supervisor,...
During these unpredictable times, I would like to know what in your life has remained predictable? If the answer is absolutely nothing, I totally get it. I’ve been hearing various stories from mothers of all walks of life, and...
A sudden, jarring alarm rings and vibrates all the cell phones around the house.  Emergency Alert A STORM SURGE WARNING is in effect for this area for the danger of life-threatening flooding.  A HURRICANE WARNING is in effect for this area for...
Depleted. That’s the best way I can describe it. My friend shared this article recently, and it hit SO close to home I nearly burst into tears: “Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful.” I...

Y’all, I am Tired

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2020 What Could Possibly Be Next? I saw a meme the other day of a man standing with an annoyed look on his face and the caption was "Wondering when we'll get a week without some sort of catastrophic event"...

The Smallest Self-Care

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This is the tale of an act of self-care so small, it’s practically nothing at all. In fact, it’s probably something you're already doing (and probably laughing at me for just starting it). The initial wave of the self-care revolution...
Sooner or later, things have to settle down, right? Each time I ask this question during 2020, the universe answers with, “Actually, no, they don’t. Here’s proof.” Another crisis arrives and adds to the pile of straw on the...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Know the Signs :: Suicide Prevention Month Right now, our day to day activities look drastically different than they ever have before. From school, to play dates, to weekend activities,...

I Am An Imposter

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Have you ever had the constant overwhelming feeling that you were inadequate? As if you did not belong in that amazing job position? Like you did not fit in with your tribe? These feelings are all too familiar for me....
One of the most notable challenges of the past several months has been the amount of time spent at home with the entire family all day, every day. I feel a little ashamed to admit that. I love my kids,...
Let's talk about therapy. I am a therapist, so I happen to think that therapy is amazing. I am writing this post both from a professional stand point and from my own personal experience. The first time that I went...
It’s something you might say to a grieving friend, a stressed-out family member, or a social media acquaintance. You might temper it with a “maybe” or you might use the more oblique suggestion: “maybe you should talk to someone.”...
As a person who has grown up with social media, and now raising kids born into it, I'm slowly but surely learning how to evolve with it. Social Media has succumbed pretty much everything in our lives, with us...