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.

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...

Sunday Driving

Family adventures don’t require airfare. Just a tank of gas and an open afternoon are all you need to experience new things with your family. It is not unusual for all four of us...

Insecurities With Age

Vanity is something I was kind of born into. My mother was a very vain person. She never went without makeup, fixed hair and every piece of jewelry she owned. Her body was her...

What the Mom With High-Functioning Depression Wants You to Know

6:15. It's time. My eyes peep open, and I can see the light blue of the morning sky through the window. I have to try harder today. I will. I will try harder than...

7 Self-Help Books You Need to Read That Aren’t Girl, Go Wash Your Face

Self-help is a genre of reading that I usually gravitate to. They can be motivating, eye-opening, affirmative, and useful for different areas of my life. It can be a overwhelming genre since every single...