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Marissa Winters

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Marissa has lived in Lafayette since 2014 and quickly fell in love with Louisiana culture, community spirit and the amazing food!! A former teacher, Marissa is now teaching us all about food insecurity and how we can get involved in the fight against hunger. To learn more, or to get help please visit Second Harvest Food Bank’s website at no-hunger.org. Marissa has a 3 year old named Jackson and absolutely loves being his Mama. Follow along with them as they navigate the waters of toddler years, co-parenting, and so much more.

With Love From Lafayette- How Lafayette Families Can Help After Hurricane Ida

With Love From Lafayette- How Lafayette Families Can Help After Hurricane Ida I sit here with a heavy heart. I am writing this post to help organize the stream of information that is all over...

No-Cook Meals: Ginger Chicken Salad

I hate turning on my stove when it’s a million degrees. I’ve been curating recipes for a few years to keep in my Arsenal for those days.  This is the first recipe and I’m hoping...

Target: Popcorn Store, No More!

Jackson, my 4-year-old, likes to think of himself as a popcorn connoisseur. At home, we buy those big bags of Skinny Pop to munch on during a Netflix movie or have as a lunchtime...

Tales from a “Former Stepmom”

Like many, I never liked the word stepmom. I believe the movie Cinderella really ruined it for us. The evil, nasty, mean woman who married Cinderella’s Dad is definitely not who I am, or...

Dear Mama Who Brought Her Little to the Salon

Dear Mama, I’ve often wondered if I could bring my toddler to the salon to get my nails done. I’m a mom who is single and while my son's dad helps as much as...

Food Insecurity: Be the Helper

As I sit in spot #8 waiting for my groceries to magically appear into my trunk by a mystical service called “Grocery Pickup,” I can’t help but think about how blessed my family and...

What’s Your Heart Song? :: Inspired by Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

I binged the whole first season of Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist on Hulu last year during the beginning of the pandemic. Have you seen it? I wholeheartedly recommend it if you haven't. Save the link...
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Dear Drew Brees … With Love, From Louisiana

Like many of you, I’m a Louisiana transplant. I’ve lived in Lafayette since 2014, almost 7 years! I’ve learned a lot about what it means to be a Louisianan and I couldn’t be more...

I Want a Love Like My Parents Had

Picture it: Sicily 1983 Just kidding! It was 1983 but in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, NV. Debbie, a boot scootin' boogie enthusiast, went out weekly with friends to the local country western dance...

The Out Loud Words

When I write, I like to write the way I would talk to a friend. This is especially true for personal stories, advice, and the ever so often funny adventures. So, when you read...