What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

If I could go back to when I was a new mother and tell my younger, less experienced self anything, it would be that even veteran mothers often feel like failures. We learn from our children as we ~ and they ~ age, but there are still times when we find ourselves at a complete … Continue reading What Nobody Tells Us About Parenthood

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What They Don’t Tell You About Moving Away From Home

When I was in my late teens / early 20's, I couldn't wait to leave Louisiana. I wanted to live in England. I thought it would be cool to have a slight British accent. I wanted to absorb as much of the British culture as possible and come back home an honorary Brit, just so … Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About Moving Away From Home

Finding the Courage To Share Your Story

"How do you share such personal, detailed information in your blogs?" I admit, it was terribly daunting at first, particularly after going to great lengths to hide my online posts from my ex-husband. He took immense pleasure in using such information against me and it took me a long time to feel comfortable with writing … Continue reading Finding the Courage To Share Your Story

How To Replace Hate With Love

We don't say it enough. Maybe to our family and close friends, we do, but what about to those we haven't seen in a while? Today, I saw a tweet that encouraged everyone to text 5 people "I love you" and, without hesitation, I decided to do it. I chose 5 people I thought needed … Continue reading How To Replace Hate With Love

What Struck Me About “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”

https://youtu.be/VWGqGHMO294 Have you ever watched a movie dozens of times without really seeing it? For me, the mention of "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" usually elicits a laugh because, for the most part, the movie is a comedy. Anyone who's seen it will remember the scene in which Neal steps out of the motel room shower … Continue reading What Struck Me About “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”

Nostalgia: Old Spanish Fort Amusement Park, New Orleans

Before Pontchartrain Beach opened in 1928, there was this glorious place, which was considered the "Coney Island of the South". I love how people dressed back then. I think you'll find the content of the signs displayed very endearing and amusing: "Notice! - Avoid all use of Coarse and Vulgar Language. It is not the … Continue reading Nostalgia: Old Spanish Fort Amusement Park, New Orleans

Read: New {Fleur de Cee} Posts On Writeful Mind

Are you familiar with this maddening bloggers cycle? {Passion for writing} *thinks* "Hey! I should totally create a new blog for {insert idea for content here}! It's just one more post a week. I can manage!" *creates new blog* *spends a gazillion hours on customization, only to realize new blog looks like old blog* but, … Continue reading Read: New {Fleur de Cee} Posts On Writeful Mind

How Our View Of Success Defines Our Legacy

 SUCCESS - (n.) The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. a. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. {archaic} The good or bad outcome of an undertaking. "Success" means different things to different people. It's how each of us defines success that dictates the … Continue reading How Our View Of Success Defines Our Legacy

The View From Outside

“Please join us.” “Welcome to our group!” “Come sit at our table!” The invitations are simple enough to say but, sadly, there are many who never hear them. Ever. Do the lucky ones ever notice the “lost” people often referred to as the “loners”? Do they even see the ones who always seem to sit … Continue reading The View From Outside