Misty and her husband of 7 years live in Gonzales, LA with their 2 energetic and amazing children, Jax-7 and Elliot-4. She is native to Alexandria, LA and moved to the Baton Rouge area in 2005, where she now works for a large electrical contracting group. Her son Jax was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at 8 days old and Misty has made it her mission to fund raise and educate as many people as she can about CF. Misty and her family love to find local (and non-local) adventures on the weekends and playing board games together. She is an avid reader, make-up buyer, and coffee-drinker. She can be found on the sofa binge watching The Office on Netflix and on Instagram at @MISTYROUSSA.

The Only Southern Utah Family Vacation Itinerary You Will Ever Need

In an effort to show our kids as much of the country as possible, my husband and I started gifting Spring Break trips as Christmas gifts to our two children a couple of years...

A Mom’s Guide to TikTok

Early 2020: If you were like me, TikTok sounded like a playground for teens and those in their early 20’s. Catchy songs and dances were the last thing on my mind back then. I...

The Weight of Not Checking In

  It's 4:19 am. I didn't call my Grandmother yesterday. I need to set a reminder to do that or something because the only time that I remember is when I can't do it. I also didn't...

Home Renovations: A Short Guide For Less Stress

  The home we currently live in has gone through three renovations. We just wrapped up the third, and the second largest in the house at 1,700 sq. foot. While the house looks great, there...

Emails To Those I Miss

As awesome as it would be to able to talk to those that are no longer with us, telling them everything that we are feeling, we all know that is not a possibility. I...

Self-Care During a Pandemic

I am sure you are reading this while sitting inside of your home, probably hiding from your family members or maybe even dreading tomorrow and all of its boredom. We are all feeling very...

COVID-19 Life :: All Too Familiar

Right now, we social distancing from our son. I want to hug him goodnight. I want to give him a high-five when he finishes his school assignments. After I stepped back when he tried...

How to Be a Wife and Other Things My Mother Never Taught Me

On Being a Wife My mother thrived on drama, so it stands to reason that this would overflow into her marriage. Anytime that there was a hint of a reason for her to fight, she...

OCD Isn’t Always Neat and Tidy

  When you hear someone say "I have OCD," what do you think that means? Beds that are made. Clean countertops. Scrubbed bathrooms. Organized junk drawers. Labeled canisters in the pantry. These are just some of the things that many people...

I Miss My Baby {Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month}

  I could tell the nurse who answered the phone that night was aggravated with me. It was the third time that I had called and requested that the on-call doctor call me back. This was...

Uniforms: Loving What I Once Hated

It's back to school time around here. Endless supply lists, new school shoes for everyone, the hunt for the perfect backpacks, haircuts, etc. It is 2 weeks of running in circles and forgetting things....

Big Kids, Big Problems

  My kids have been doing what everybody tends to do (and what every mother dreads): they are getting older. They can’t help it. I don’t want them to and most of the time, I...