Training for the Race

There are some days that are undeniably so amazing that no one could wipe the smile off your face. Then there are others that are a bit more trying. The days when you could just about rip your hair out if you have to tell your 5 year old to stop whining about the same […]

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My Break Up with Alcohol

A little over a year ago, I finally came to the conclusion that I was riding 1st Class on the Hot Mess Express. I had given up alcohol before, but over time had convinced myself I didn’t really have a problem. I mean, I still had a roof over my head, custody of my son, a […]

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A Double Portion

The past 2.5 years have been anything but smooth sailing. From the outside looking in, some may have thought I was deliberately trying to royally screw my life up. I was in a toxic relationship that was a constant revolving door in my life. I drank myself into oblivion to try to escape the fact […]

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Dating 101: Single Mom Edition

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to write for Debra Fileta’s blog, True Love Dates. God has been opening numerous doors for me in the past couple of months, but getting to do something I love on a platform like this was beyond anything I could’ve ever imagined. Take the time to subscribe to […]

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The Comparison Game

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” -Theodore Roosevelt We know it. We quote it. But do we live by it? When you search the hashtag #goals on Instagram, over 31.6 million results come up. As I scrolled through the results, there were so many different things people considered goal worthy. Women displaying a far from […]

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A Season of Singleness

In south Louisiana where I live, we don’t have your typical 4 seasons. We have summer, extreme summer, flames of hell summer, and about 2 days of winter (or what most people from around the country would consider their fall). Personally, I would love if it could just be a breezy 70 degrees all year. […]

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The Hard Pathways

  2016 started better than most years have ever started for me. I was in a good place in my life. I was faithfully serving at my local church. I was about to step up to be a leader in the small group I had found and grown to love in just a few short […]

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To my Home away from Home…

  I’ll never forget my 15th birthday or the days surrounding it. I had been anxiously awaiting my birthday, as I had made big plans to have friends over to my house to celebrate. The Friday night before my birthday celebration, I did what most teenagers in Chalmette did on the last Friday in the […]

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A Prayer for Unity

In the midst of recent events surrounding the city I live in, my emotions have been all over the place this week. For those who could somehow possibly be out of the loop, a black man by the name of Alton Sterling lost his life after being shot by a white police officer in the […]

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