Strong willed and determined since a little girl, this mom of three, wife, worship leader, writer, and career woman, believes dreams come true if you do the work. Nikyla hails from St. Louis, Mo, the “show me” state. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Southern University. She is a certified teacher and currently teaches at Louisiana Connections Academy. Her time out of the office is filled with family, friends and faith. She adores her three children Kyre, K’mya, and Kris and has been married to her childhood sweet heart Remiah Trask for fourteen years. Nikyla is currently a worship leader at Anchor Chapel in Baton Rouge. She has always been passionate about the things she sets her mind to. Her story of victory over severe anxiety disorder, after her third child, is truly one you must hear to believe. It will transform the way you view people with mental illness and even the way you view yourself. She is the founder of the mental health campaign entitled Be Brave. Writing has become a form of therapy for her, and the stories she shares are always honest, heartfelt, and transparent. Read more of Nikyla’s Brave Blogs here.

I Don’t Know How and That’s Okay!

I recently saw a post about a class teaching dads how to do hair. I thought this was an amazing idea, one that is long overdue! For some reason, as social media posts tend...

There’s No Shame in My Hallmark Game

People always try to tease me because I am a consistent Hallmark watcher. They say the movies are corny and always end the same. My response to them: “I do not care!” When you have lived...

Girl, Go Buy New Underwear

Mommas, we spend so much of our time in the kid zone that we sometimes forget any other zone exist. It all begins the day they are born. You are constantly being reminded to focus...

Raising the Almost Adult

Teenagers are moody, stinky, hangry (combo of hungry and angry) almost adults. We hear it all the time. It’s hard raising them. They are difficult and eat all your food. And I mean all!  As...

Why 30 is Truly NOT the New 20 (And We Know It!)

We all hear the sayings and read the memes about how 30 is the new 20 and 40 is the new 30 and so on. We read them and we all know that those...

Motherhood and Weight Loss

Losing weight is hard! Losing weight while being a mom of small kids feels darn near impossible. I know we’ve all heard the stories of moms who lost tons of weight by breastfeeding. Well,...

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?!

If you know me personally or have followed my posts here for any length of time, you know that I have been diagnosed with severe anxiety. For me, that means constant management of stressors...

I Wish Baton Rouge Had an I PROMISE School

  Some of you may have heard of a little NBA player by the name of Lebron James. Now as a fan of the great Golden State Warriors, I can not say I’m a huge...
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Mental Health Matters

We don’t need another headline to tell us. We don’t have to wait for another hashtag or tragedy for this to be a priority. All we have to do is look around. Watch the...

When Facebook Actually Works

Recently, I have been so disenchanted with Facebook. The way the algorithm has changed and how I hardly ever see posts from my real friends, I mean really! I don’t even recognize half of...

A Letter to My Son’s First High School Teacher

Dear Awesome Educator, First, let me say thank you for giving of yourself tirelessly in a field that is often under-appreciated but always so needed! I want you to know that as an educator myself,...

It’s Not What You Think It Is {Online Schooling Revealed}

As an educator at a Baton Rouge online school, I have encountered several myths surrounding our school setting. We are advocates for children and their families, and I thought these few facts may be...