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Finding Fall

My favorite seasons of the year are always the transitional ones: Fall and Spring. There is something about the transitionalness (I know that is not a word) of them that is refreshing. And they are so temporary... merely a change...
It’s been years since I’ve been on a proper date. Maybe I’m setting myself up for disappointment because what I’m embarking upon now gives me so much satisfaction and empowerment. I’ve taken up "Mom Dating." You know, hitting up...
For whoever needs to hear this, WAKE UP! Wherever you are in life, be present. Be intentional. Be authentic and truthful. Just BE you. Freshly plowed soil. That's where I am at this point in my life. Like the soil...

Lego my Ego

Turning a Meltdown into a Mold-up Being sequestered into our home for nearly ten weeks has brought out many sides of our dynamic household. Unfortunately, the most popular culprit is the meltdown—myself included. One has to remember through this shifty...
In this great pause in 2020, many of us have learned to build pockets of stillness into our lives.  Meditating.  Going for walks.  Riding our bikes going nowhere. The glorious pockets of stillness in our recent days have been an overall, incredible blessing. ...
Every year, July is a signal that the return to school is imminent and exciting things begin to happen. Our family tradition states that each child shops for uniforms with mom in a one-on-one environment, always squeezing in a...
Dear Naya, The mothers know. We have never met. I know nothing of your life other than what the tabloids have printed and that you starred in Glee. However, this past week many people have spoken your name, prayed for you,...
As a recently divorced single mother, living in COVID-19 reality, I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with this particular season in my life. Ahh, 2020. You are full of surprises!! I never imagined life would be as...
When I first began writing for The Lafayette Mom, I was TOTALLY out of my comfort zone. I never considered myself a "writer." I have no "formal" training unless you count a few English courses in college. Creative, yes. Writer?...
What if your anxiety wasn’t something to figure out or fix? What if it was… just anxiety?  I hear you. I know it’s not just anxiety. I know the pain and paralysis of a spinning mind and panicked body well....

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