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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...
Thoughtful reflection and journaling are my jam because #thatintrovertlife. Toward the end of each year, I block off an hour to sit at a park or coffee shop to reflect on the year drawing to an end and to...
Hey, little one, you’re a little young to understand, but I will definitely talk more about in the this in the future. You may notice a missing grandparent, she was my mommy so that would make her your grandmother....
They say death shows up in threes, which has always stressed me out. But what about illnesses? Broken appliances? Car trouble? Tight finances? Random expenses that have no place in the budget? What number do those show up in? Because I would...
Three days a week, I wake up at 5:30am. My entire family is sleeping as I creep around in the dark, throwing on some clothes, grabbing bottles of water, and sneaking out the back door as quietly as I...
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...
I have never been physically fit. I still am not, but I am closer to being so than I ever have been before. I spent the better part of 34 years being bigger than most of my family and...
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....
Author's Note :: this post is NOT sponsored; I personally purchased meals from Hello Fresh before writing this post.  If you're like me, you've been seeing ads and coupon codes for Hello Fresh and other home delivery meal kits for...
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...
Fifth Grade Smarty Pants My oldest child is in the fifth grade. Old enough to be able to communicate to me if he's having trouble in a certain subject and just stubborn enough to think he doesn't need to try...
My husband and I have known each other since I was sixteen. Let’s be clear, it was NOT love at first sight. We met through a summer program and were frenemies for about 4 years. We reconnected again when my...
Here we are, two months in to 2019, which has somehow felt like half a year long already. Anyone else feel like January was a WAY longer month than any other month throughout the year? How are y’all doing with...