Come & Get It: Sunday Dinner & The Next Phase of Parenting

My husband and I are journeying through the next phase of parenting. We are not empty nesters. But we had one who flew the coop. It was not as dramatic as imagined. Not really. One day, we picked her up from her Disney College Program, and the next day, she moved in with her friend. […]

Momma Bear

Sunday, March 8, 2015 was International Women’s Day. HOORAH for women in all walks of life! But this International Women’s Day had me thinking…what was missing in the posts I read or the videos or the images? Truly, I thought something was missing from the conversation. Looking back over the pieces of information I perused […]

I Should Have Said No

I should have said no. But when I said yes, I felt POWERFUL. I felt NEEDED. I felt SOUGHT AFTER. I felt DESIRED. Now, I just feel TIRED. I tend to bite off more than I can chew. That’s something my mother told me long ago when I was a teenager. Constantly trying to get […]

Thanksgiving Poetry from the Wallace’s

These children…these children I do love. Our 8 year old caboose has been organizing nightly activities for our family this week.  She took this task upon herself, and I can only imagine she learned it from some workshop she attended with me at work or from watching her older sister conduct a youth ministry gathering.  […]

Aunt Anna – 99 and Counting!

Aunt Anna Gleason and I share many things: a maiden name (Blanchard), our Catholic faith, our devotion to the Blessed Mother, and the willingness to allow God to take control of our lives (albeit, imperfectly). However, our similarities are nothing compared to our differences. Aunt Anna was born on September 29, 1915. That’s right – […]

What is the Loneliest Bayou in the World? BA-YOU SELF!

OK…so that is a long-running Cajun joke, probably only told in these parts of the world! But with so much happening in the world right now, I do begin to wonder if being lonely, being misunderstood, being ridiculed, being treated without dignity first…I think that must be the worst place to be in this world […]

In the Midst of Chaos

*warning* This is both an endorsement for the movie, Moms’ Night Out, and a real life look into being a mom…OK, carry on… I was born to be a momma. I have home videos from my childhood to show it. There was a short stint where I thought God was calling me to religious life, […]

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