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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 was, as a stepmom. So,...
I’m an observer by nature, so I do a lot of watching myself... sometimes it's exhausting and anxiety-inducing, but today, I'm grateful for it. As I watch myself pack up for our first solo beach trip, something my son...
Making the choice to end a marriage, especially when children are involved, is a truly difficult and dreadful decision. It's a breakup with the requirement to still make life choices together. But what a former couple chooses to do...

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...
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...
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...
Quick disclaimer, y’all… this is meant to be lighthearted and fun, not a serious statement piece on men or dating. Now, here we go. Let’s bask (cringe? laugh? hold our breath?) together in the glorious awkwardness that is dating.  Let...
I will never forget the look on her face, the day that I realized something wasn’t right. I will never forget the burning pit at the bottom of my stomach. She didn’t understand why she was breaking down and...
Sitting alone in my car at the grocery store I found myself at the very beginning. Literally, the very beginning of my new life as an adult as I would come to know it. I wasn’t really sure how...

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Worth The Drive :: St. Rose Flower Farm in St. Martinville,...

Worth The Drive :: St. Rose Flower Farm in St. Martinville, LA A coworker recently told me about a hidden gem in St. Martinville, Louisiana...