Angelle Terrell

Red Stick Mama. Cajun Girl. Future Bestseller. Visual Storyteller. History Nerd. Dog Petting Enthusiast.

What a Mom With High-Functioning Anxiety Needs

Once I had to drive myself to the hospital across town. Time was of the essence. On this particular day, all of the interstates were shut down due to a very high-profile funeral in...

The Phrase I Won’t Teach My White Sons: In Memory of Ahmaud Arbery

I stroll with my two young sons almost everyday through our neighborhood. Since February, the cloudless sky can almost be too blue and too beautiful with the bright sun beaming down on us. I...

Dear High School Senior: Your Mom is Grieving Too

Dear High School Senior, There are probably a lot of emotions running through you right now. At some point in the not-too-distant-past, you felt a jolt of electricity when the announcement first hit – school...

It Looks Like I’m Falling Apart, But I’m Fighting Harder Than You Know

From the look of my mornings, you’d probably say I am falling apart. It happened in the span of an hour. My husband had disappeared into the bedroom for his drawn-out morning of preparation which...

The Home Front Constant: Moms Make It Work

In the American Revolution, they dashed onto battlefields to man canons that had lost their Continental soldier to enemy fire. They pressed their ears against fireplaces to listen to British secrets being discussed for...

As For Me, I’m Still Teaching

The days have not been pleasant, but the memes have been nothing short of gold. A nation of children suddenly barred from their schools. Parents and guardians left analyzing Moodle, Google classroom, or pages...

I’m Not Ashamed of My Alone Time…I Think.

The first thing you need to know about me is that I’m a secret introvert. I use the word secret because, from a casual observer’s point of view, I’m anything but. I spend my...

Dreams on a Shelf :: Reflecting on the New Decade

I’m a firm believer that whoever invented New Year’s Resolutions never met someone from South Louisiana. While the rest of the world is vowing to become a better version of themselves by drinking less,...

#Trending :: Before You Post a Political Meme

I often joke that my love language is meme. I am known in quite a few group chats to be something of a quickdraw when it comes to posting the right viral joke at...

J’aime Coach O :: A Cajun Girl’s View

  It was the talk of every holiday get-together that year. Between the glittery attire and bourbon breaths, I could hear his name over and over again followed by a labored sigh or a mighty...

In Defense of Fall Photography

It’s always the same characters but different actors. A nicely dressed family pulls up a dusk-lit road. The doors open with a plume in hairspray, goldfish dust, and tears. Mom wobbles all around the...

Uncommitting to Being Overcommitted

I have an ugly confession to make – now that I am a mom, I’ve become a side-project junkie. Time is my currency and Pinterest is my gateway drug. If projects were a household...