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Coaching and motherhood are a lot alike. There are so many things that go on behind the scenes that people don’t know about. The long hours, the stress, the time management, the worry, I could go on and on. There is such a lack of appreciation. In both, there is so much judgment, from people that have no idea what they are talking about. You deal with Facebook / couch coaches that judge you for every decision you make. They’ve never been a coach, some (and by some, I mean most) of them have not even played the game before. Same goes with motherhood, everyone has their opinions (most of which are unsolicited). They sit and watch (judge) from...
The Funky Bunch My friends and I have tailgated in the same spot for ten years. 2020 would have been the eleventh. It started as a way to stay connected in the wake of graduating from college and not having the go-to sorority and fraternity tents to flock to. It started with an ice chest, a couple of bags of chips, and a scattering of our parents’ tailgate chairs that were too few in number for everyone to sit comfortably. That year the tailgate gained some tents, a grill, and a cover charge.  At one point there was a great blow-up tiger, so you could say that things escalated quickly. That first year transformed into a social club of sorts...
LSU is undefeated and we are the champions, my friends (insert loud cheering and Queen song playing in the background)! At this point, it feels like Joe Burrow isn’t just LSU's quarterback, he's our nation's quarterback. I’m not here to talk about Burrow’s Heisman win, his cigar preferences, or even his butt (no matter how nice those are). I am here to tell you about how I’m burying 2019 and the past decade in general. They kicked my butt … my mama butt, my relationship butt, my work-life butt, figuratively, all of my butts … BUT … they’re over! As I was watching that historical championship, I recognized something very simple about life and how I can make 2020 not only my year...
  It was the talk of every holiday get-together that year. Between the glittery attire and bourbon breaths, I could hear his name over and over again followed by a labored sigh or a mighty roll of the eye. The storied Les Miles had been fired earlier that year, and the interim coach was no longer interim – he had been hired by LSU. No one I encountered was happy about the decision; words like “embarrassing,” “humiliating,” “joke” were interwoven through the discussions. At times I felt the criticisms had less to do with his tenure at LSU or his overall resume. Conversations about Coach O were usually tinged with jabs at his accent, his overall demeanor, and his ability...
As I try to explain to you, my curly-haired two-year-old with a cinnamon crusted mouth and a quivering lip, the reason mommy and daddy need to watch ESPN's College Gameday and not another episode Mickey Mouse, my teacher training takes over. I attempt to explain. I attempt to compromise. I attempt to refocus. I attempt to re-explain. After a while, I see a teachable moment in this lazy morning that you surely don't see right now -- sometimes we can't always get what we want. And in that moment, I realize that there are many lessons to be learned through the storied history of LSU Football. I'll go ahead and write them down, because you're ten seconds from a...
As LSU Football season approaches, I felt that it was appropriate to share a little bit about my family’s unusual relationship with LSU. My mother has always been an avid football fan. She exudes a lot of passion while watching football on TV or in person, it truly does not matter the team, although she has her favorites. I have fond memories from my childhood of trying to fall asleep and hearing her scream for dear life at the TV and not because there was a murderer in the house. She not only supported the teams with such fervor, but also the band. Whether we were at local high school football game or a parade, she supported and cheered for...
Yay! LSU won the golden boot (that no one cares about)! And in typical LSU football superfan fashion, Matt knew it would be a close game. (Shout out, hubby!) I actually paid quite a bit of attention to the game considering we were home to watch it, so I feel pretty well-informed on this one. I usually have a hard time focusing when I’m home, because I start to see things that need to be done if I sit in one place too long. Before you know it, I’m sorting 5 years worth of pictures or clipping my kids’ fingernails. We had family over which has a way of keeping my urge to putz in check. Not to mention,...
I prefer to find the good in every experience, so I will start with what I loved about last Saturday. Our game day shenanigans began at 11:30am with my superfan husband, Matt and I attempting to pick up my 21 year old brother and our two cousins at his apartment off of Brightside. By the time we painstakingly made our way down Lee and over that railroad track at Nicholson (after my husband almost lost his mind because the driver in front of us was too busy kissing her dog to notice the green light), we were informed that my brother’s friends were headed to his place to park and then walk to the game because there was no...

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