Whitney is a born and raised Louisianian. Her passions lie in playground sports, keeping a messy home (much to the dismay of the husband), drinking lots of caffeine, dancing in the kitchen, getting (well trying to get) her booty in shape, and making people smile. She devotes her time to three things that fall very close to her heart: her little family, her weenie pup, and the urge to never stop creating. She married to a gentlemen that is her opposite. He though a pilot, is firmly grounded while she spends most of her time with her head in the clouds. She is a step-mom and mom of two girls, and finds motherhood is a bizarre dichotomy of grace and chaos. As a family they make life work with amazingly creative grilled cheese sandwiches, streamers, Steen's Syrup, and maybe a bubble bath. Each day she chases paper rainbows and lives the southern narrative.

Establishing Trust as a Step-Mom

Me again, chatting about the adventures in step-parenting. Full-discalaimer, I have zero clue what I am doing and just shooting from the hip. I talk to professionals. I get advice from seasoned parents. I...

I Was Done Having Kids

I was asked many times after I had Birdie, "Are you done having kids?" It was a sure, and irrevocable "yes." The first list. I didn’t want another child for several reasons: I was miserably swollen...

Things I Learned in Times of Disaster

In 2016, the Great Flood came through and wiped out 98% of my town. I was part of the 2% left dry. Not only were people’s homes underwater, but their businesses were too. Which...

Hard, Fast Thoughts as a Step-Mom

My step-daughter called me a witch. Technically, I wasn't called a witch to my face, it was in a notebook that was a makeshift journal. I didn't mean to read it. It was an...

Gilmore Girls and Breastfeeding

Disclosure: This post is part our series in observance of World Breastfeeding Week and is sponsored by Woman’s Hospital.  Gilmore Girls and Breastfeeding I had all these plans when I found out I was pregnant. I was...