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The Mom with PTSD

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On Thursday, September 22, 2016 a little boy asked his mom to quit smoking for his 5th birthday. And she did. But what very few people know is two days before, the mom was diagnosed with PTSD. Even fewer...

Movies and Menaces

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I wrote this post end of July while I was home with Covid. I think it was day 8. I started to get some energy back and the body aches were gone. Apparently, I only had enough energy to...
The Bayou Has My Heart {And Needs Our Help After Hurricane Ida} I spent my childhood years “down the bayou.” There are many bayous in South Louisiana, but the one I called home was Bayou Dularge. Our home was about...
We all have those times in our life when we need a little extra help. We need to lean on someone, we need a break, or we need some serious assistance. It’s normal. We mothers can’t do it ALL...
**Disclaimer :: We strongly recommend checking with each event organizer ahead of time before planning your outing since many small businesses in and around the city have suffered damage of some sort from Hurricane Ida and events may be...
Happy Fall Y’all I am a summer lovin' girl, the holiday season is my jam, spring lets us know that sun and fun are on the way, but dang, I really love the fall! During the dog days of summer,...
Stress Cleaning - why do we do this to ourselves? I noticed several social media posts right when all of us Louisiana moms were watching the updated paths of Hurricane Ida heading for our shoreline. We had to just...
The evening of Friday, August 27 was the first time I put the news on my television in years. I hate televised news. Local, national, all of it. It's not the people (most of the time) but the method....
Grounding is a word that most of us have heard of, but what does it actually mean? The best way to explain it is that when we are not grounded, we might be anxious, preoccupied, or disconnected from ourselves. Grounding is...
“Go easy on yourself. You’re doing great. This is just really hard.”  I’ve seen this quote, author unknown, all over the internet lately-- on Instagram stories, Pinterest posters, and Etsy t-shirts. The “this” the quote refers to is left open to...

On That Memorable Day

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A girl’s sweet sixteen is supposed to be amazing. Sixteen is the age of the driver’s license and, with it, a sense of independence and the feeling of being one step closer to adulthood. Like any typical teenager, I woke...
Every year, I see posts asking “Where were you on 9/11?” Everyone has a story, they were at work, they were in school, they were at home. That day is as distinct in my mind as yesterday was .......
I want to preface this post by saying that I know I am writing from a place of privilege. We had little damage, we have savings for events such as these, and we are blessed to have family who...
So many of our neighboring regions have graciously opened up their arms, businesses, and homes to us over the last week due to Hurricane Ida. Without others’ generosity, so many of us New Orleanians would not have survived. It’s...