When Your Christmas Is Blue

While we love to talk about the merry and bright side of Christmas, as mothers we know that there are so many other feelings that go along with the season. It’s so stressful. Our to-do lists have doubled and...
As a Catholic believer, our church calendar is clear. The Advent season prepares us for the coming of Jesus and his birth on December 25. We celebrate Advent the four weeks leading up to Christmas (for the most part, the...
'Tis the season for festivities, parties, and potlucks. If you’re tired of bringing the same ole' chestnuts roasted by the open fire, then here’s the perfect recipe I concocted for when you need a snack AND a pick me...
Church brings me a sense of peace that’s hard to put in words. Every Sunday, after a week of struggle, I’m humbled, reminded that it’s ok that I’ve messed up. I’m reminded that I’m forgiven for the mistakes I’ve...
Once upon a time, in the not-so-faraway land of Shreveport, a young speech-language pathologist was waddling down the hall largely pregnant with her second child. She worked at a very special school called Alexander Learning Center, and was on...
Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I have so many fond memories of family gatherings, exchanging of gifts, picking out and decorating our trees, and, of course, all the magical childhood Christmases awaiting Santa’s arrival. It’s all just...
I love Christmas - almost to a terrifying degree. I’m that friend who declares it Christmas the moment the kids are done trick or treating. Literally, the minute we are home and they are in jammies, I’m putting on...
If you are like us over at Casa de Courville, you know how expensive the holidays can be! We love the holidays, but $50 to see the latest Christmas movie, $60 for Safari of Lights, $40 plus rides, to...
As Christmas approaches, our children have already started making their lists and checking them twice. They are being extra good to make the nice list and scanning the Target catalog daily to add more things to their list. Every year...
I am 5.5 weeks postpartum as I type this, and I have spent a ton of time in my rocker nursing and pumping. Next to my rocker, I have a little cart with burp clothes, swaddles, my pump, and...

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