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We literally had a yelling match in the yard today. We were cleaning out the car and each child was assigned a task. One child was assigned to pick up a bucket of legos that had dumped out onto the...
Welcome to the 2020 hurricane season in South Louisiana ... Another hurricane entering the Gulf. Another Category 4 (possibly 5) to be concerned about. Another stretch of anxious days with too many questions and scenarios to ponder … Will the kids have...

The Lies I Told Myself

When I was younger, before I had children or even a steady boyfriend, I told myself a lot of lies about being a momma. This was mainly because I didn’t realize how tough being a mom was. Growing 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...
It's an ongoing joke that a 2020 planner was one of the most useless purchases. Somehow, I mustered up the courage to purchase one for the upcoming school year anyway. As a high school teacher, I tend to purchase planners...
I always get nauseous before speaking. I always get headaches when I fly. I always end up getting the raw end of the deal. I always freeze when making big decisions. I always come in last place. I always get there late. I always get...
Parade of homes is something I had heard of before but never attended. I had no real expectations. This year, thanks to social-distancing, the parade of homes in Lafayette is virtual. Well, I’m over here actively avoiding my work...
If you ever find yourself on Tunica Hills Trail B, heed this advice……when you get to B14, TURN AROUND! Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. This isn’t Monopoly. Mother Nature don’t play. GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM! Several weeks...
Why is it so hard to say something nice about yourself or give your self well-deserved credit when due? I find it easy to tell others about how great they are and how to self-love but why can’t I...

(Im)Perfect

I’m just going to say it – it’s OK to feel overwhelmed and be unproductive. You don’t have to have it together all the time. Do you remember that little homeschool schedule that was floating around the internet a week...

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Why I Moved Back to Lafayette After Nearly a Decade

I grew up in Crowley and my husband in Church Point. We both graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011 and...