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2021 is ringing in a new found outlook on what may lie ahead. Still unpredictable, New Orleans won't look the same this year with a new way to celebrate our beloved holiday Mardi Gras. Once Mardi Gras was transformed...
I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions. I think they goal-setting is a valuable tool for making real and needed changes in our lives, but I also find the task can be paralyzing if the resolutions feel...
Lately, I've struggled with productivity. It started during the quarantine, but now that we can, cautiously, resume some of our past lives - and my kids are back in school - I still feel disconnected and off schedule most...
I won't bore you with the story of a friendship that went sour. I'm not here to convince you that I was right, or that they were wrong. Most of us can admit that at some point we have felt...

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...
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...
In order to know how far I've come, let's go back to where it all began... I was 26 and living a lifestyle many would consider exciting! I was personally trying to figure out who I really was and searching...
Media Overload Every election season I get truly overwhelmed at the seemingly constant barrage of political arguments from both social media and mainstream media. Being the fight or flight person that leans very much to flight, around September, I usually...
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,...
Before I crafted a regular morning routine, I found myself feeling like a victim in my own life, reacting to the things and people around me. Throughout the day I would end up quietly seething with resentment on the...
It is time to go back to work from your maternity leave. Does it make you feel anxious? There are a few questions that you need to address. Especially since a lot has happened while you’ve been gone …...
“Are you done, now that you’ve got your girl?” Pregnant with my third baby (first girl), this question offended me. It bothered me. It always left me with a sense of lacking. Putting aside the offensive fact that people...
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...
    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,...