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It’s Friday afternoon, and I’m watching from the front door as my older two kids get off of the school bus. Normally, my six-year-old son comes running up the driveway, smiling and excited, ready to tell me all about...
The second I feel like I’ve got a category of motherhood down, I get thrown through a loop. Either our schedule changes or my daughter hits a new phase. Motherhood is an ever-changing journey. However, I do feel like I’ve...
Before I had a husband and children of my own, I was a very laid back, easy-going person. I’ve always been super routine and planner oriented, but I could still go with the flow. There are so many things...
Today was a scary day. As any normal day, I was home with my three kids (ages: 8, 5, 3) and our ginormous dog. We'd been out and about most of the morning, done our school work, and we'd...

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March 2020 marked one year since I’d started a long and arduous weight loss journey. It’s never been about being skinny so much as feeling good and showing a healthy example for my kids. I’d lost 30...

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We've all heard it, we may have even said it. "The parades may be canceled, but the celebration lives on" or "You can't cancel King Cake!" We know! We're a state built on tradition and a love of food seasons!...
Up and at em’ – today is going to be a good day. Or at least that’s what I tell myself bright and early on Saturday morning, intending to be productive. I tell Alexa to play my favorite playlist...
Welp, here I am, almost 30 weeks pregnant with twins! It’s truly crazy how fast it has flown by. As the months have passed, I’ve talked to my doctors, read a book or two, and scanned plenty...

Give Your Dogs a Chance

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I’ve never in my life been without a dog. I grew up rescuing dogs. For a good bit of my childhood, I lived right next to a “puppy drop-off” in Pride, Louisiana. Basically, my house was near a stop...
In my 20s, I would categorize myself as having spent the majority of this decade being selfish. Now, let's not misunderstand, this was primarily because I was afforded the luxury of being able to do so. There's a few...
I’m honestly not sure who was crying louder, my two-year-old or myself. There we sat, at almost midnight, together on the kitchen floor leaning against the cabinets, deplete of all efforts and exhausted from emotions. My daughter had a...
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