Born on the bayou in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Nicole loves all things southern. She moved to Baton Rouge in 2004 to attend LSU and has lived there ever since. Her greatest joy in life is being a wife and mom. She is married to her best friend, Jason, and together they have two kids, Grayson (2) and Audrey Claire (1). She also has an amazing stepson Alex (14). Nicole graduated in Public Relations and then earned her Masters in Teaching. She has been an elementary school teacher for the past eight years. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, spending time with family, watching Bravo and working on her blog www.organizedchaosblog.com. Instagram @organized_chaosblog

Time Saving Hacks for Busy Moms

School has started back, things are slowly returning to normal(ish), and life is busier than ever. It feels like the weeks are starting to pass in a blur and some days we are struggling...

Preparing for a Hurricane When You’re the Mom

The past week has been a hard one for many Louisianians who are dealing with the destruction left behind from Hurricane Laura. In the days leading up to the storm when we weren’t sure...

Surviving Family Vacation

Family vacations are fun and exciting; however, the logistics that come along with traveling can often add stress. Planning, packing, and prepping for the “perfect trip” can make one question whether or not it’s...

My Five Favorite Summer Reads

One of my favorite hobbies and ways to relax is reading. I love sitting down and getting lost in a good book. From mysteries and romance to chick-lit and biographies, there isn’t much I...

Why I’m a Working Mom (Even Though I Wish I Weren’t)

It goes without saying- being a mom is hard. Being a working mom is hard. Being a stay-at-home mom is hard. Being a mom who works from home is hard. There is no debating...

A Letter to My Second Baby On Her First Birthday

To my precious baby girl on your first birthday: How is it possible that a year has passed since you entered this world? It feels like yesterday that the doctor put you on my chest,...

When Should You Social Distance from Social Media?

I think most people would agree that in this day and age, technology is an integral part of our lives. There are so many positive aspects of social media. With the tap of a...

Why A Morning Routine Sets the Tone for My Day

Some days I wake up ready to conquer the world. The laundry gets folded and put away, the dishes get washed and the house gets cleaned. The kids get limited TV time, the learning...

Your Child’s Teacher is Struggling, Too

We’ve seen it all: the Facebook posts, the funny Instagram memes, and the TikTok videos from parents who have been thrown into this seemingly impossible challenge of homeschooling their own kids. It’s a situation...