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heatherwestbrook

heatherwestbrook
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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!

It Takes a Mother

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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

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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

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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

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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...

20 Feet Beats :: Quaran”tunes” to Keep Us From Going Quar-insane

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Disclaimer :: We 100% understand the severity of the situation we are all facing. Here are six tips for talking to your kids about COVID-19, but while we are homebound, we know many of...

Teenager Mommin’ Ain’t Easy

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There are playdates, pregnancy groups, and mommy groups of many kinds. I see them at parks or whenever I’m scrolling my newsfeed on Facebook. I think that’s awesome, after all- giving birth is some WORK,...

A Little Crazy, A Lot of Fun :: My Thoughts as My Baby Turns...

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Hello February. I can’t believe you and I meet again so soon. A year ago during the beginning of your month, I was on bed rest awaiting my due date, February 16th, for my...

“Burrow”ing into the New Decade :: Choosing to Live Offensively

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LSU is undefeated and we are the champions, my friends (insert loud cheering and Queen song playing in the background)! At this point, it feels like Joe Burrow isn’t just LSU's quarterback, he's our nation's...

A Very Merr-Enneagram Christmas Movie List

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I happen to love Christmas movies, but this year’s holiday movie binge-watching has proven to be quite the challenge with an infant crawling around and sprouting new teeth every day. He can’t sit still...

“The Next Right Thing” :: This Mama’s Song of Hope From Frozen 2

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Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I went to see Frozen 2 by myself. I am a boy mom, and much to my consternation, my sons aren’t really into Frozen or its songs. I definitely tried...

A Little Thankfulness for the Thankless Mom

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November is the month in which most American families celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. A holiday full of warmth, family, friends, and an abundance of food. It’s supposed to have that proverbial table that’s long...

Crying into Baby Wipes :: Am I Alone?

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Did you want to know a secret? My partner thinks I buy Target Brand Up and Up Cucumber baby wipes because they are more affordable than name-brand wipes and because they are gentle on...