Heather Westbrook

Heather is "Mom, Mama, Mommy" to her 15-year-old son Camiron, 8-year-old-son Owen, and 9-month-old baby Griffin. She was born in Eunice, Louisiana and has lived in New York, Alabama, and Lake Charles, Louisiana before settling in Baton Rouge 5 years ago. She is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a former Flight Attendant who graduated from FAE in Orlando, Florida as Valedictorian of the program. Heather is employed at Willie's Restaurant on Coursey as a FOH Manager. Heather is a bibliophile who is obsessed with reading and a cosplayer whenever she can find the time, focusing on Comic Book Supheroes, Star Wars and Harry Potter. She loves to write, a true passion of hers. She also enjoys running, crocheting, and drinking coffee!

Interview with a Teenager: Mom and Son Edition

Confession: It's summertime during a worldwide pandemic and I had no idea what to write for this blog post. It has been eating away at me this entire week. I cannot tell you how...

It Takes a Mother

Mommies, mothers, we feel all of the feelings. All of them. We literally feel our children’s bodies move inside of us and hear their heartbeats (thanks to the modern age) before we ever get to...

The Goat: Owning My Truth About My Childhood

In Troubled Families, abuse & Neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. -Marcia Sorota Here's the thing about goats: they were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans. Here's...

Dear Miss Wanda: A Letter to Ahmaud Arbery’s Mom

Dear Miss Wanda, I didn’t know about you in February and I didn’t know about Ahmaud or how he left to go for a jog and unjustifiably lost his life. I’ve only known who you...

Homebound Happiness

These are tough and tragic times for our world, country, state and city. I say “our” because we are truly all in this together. It’s been almost three weeks since my family has been “staying...