• Papa’s Sloppy Papi

    This is different than the ole’ lunchroom sandwich. This takes the traditional and allows you to completely make the sauce from scratch.
    It’s so easy and SO much better
    than “Manwich” ever thought about being.
  • Finding A Happy Medium

    Living in New Orleans there is always an underlying thickness in the air. It is likely the humidity but in many parts of the Big Easy you cannot look away from the eerie vibes that lurk behind a random corner or French Quarter alley.
  • Papa’s Broccoli & Chedda’ Pasta

    Finding those veggies that our kids will eat is OFTEN a struggle bus. I have found that when we have landed on a veggie or fruit that they love, I...
  • Picture This

    The screaming continued  the length of the entire block. It was like he had not seen it before. And he very well may not have. 

    Paying our respects to Stonewall that day felt eerily appropriate. 

  • This House was a Home and It Was Ours.

    “Last week we said goodbye to our first dream house. I knew I would be a mess, I just didn’t realize how heavy it would be.

    Sure, it’s just a house. But it is so much more than that. 

    It isn’t just a beginning, it was our beginning We LEPT into life, and life was like- “Oh! I see you!”…


  • Our Christmas cards were sent out TODAY. #sorry #notsorry

    The holidays are chopped full of countless commitments and important obligations that all need their own obligated time to complete. I learned valuable lessons this holiday season! 🤣 AND I wanted everyone else to know it.
    Just because the cards are late, or the cake deflates, or your andouille sausage dressing dish explodes into a million pieces because you set it down on without a trivet…YES, dear friends.
     Lessons were made this year.
  • NolaPapa’s Top 5 Ways to STAY SANE During the Holidays

    When you feel the time is right, uncover yourself from that cold blanket of snow and rise. Warm up. And realize you are here for a purpose. That purpose may be your dog or your parents, but for me, it’s my family.
    They pull me out of my funks.
    But they can also put me back in them!
    That is why NUMBER TWO is so damn important.
  • I Doubt That

    That pain is still there in my heart. But the difference today is I know I am control with how that memory makes me feel…”
  • Life is so much More than just a Blog.

    In my writings, I have always said that each of our paths are connected more than anyone may realize. But the truth is, we ALL  have hopes. We eac...
  • A guilt’s goodbye

    “…I cannot help but replay those fast minutes as we tried to make our way to the next stop for our family 5.
    He hopped his little paws on the side of the kennel  with his ears raised at attention wondering where his papa was going…”

    That image will live with me forever. I know that.
    But I also know as a dad of 3, decisions like this are never easy.
    And the ones that act like it is, have not a clue.

  • Highchair, Bye Chair

    “To you, this may look like the normal night before trash day. A definite score for any passerby, that’s for sure. But this isn’t about tidying up before trash day or a sidewalk score.