Kiss My Gumbo was born, January of 2007, as we had just moved from our last duty station in Oklahoma, to our new forever home, North of Lake Pontchartrain. I jumped into the Milblog (Military Blog) scene with the creation in 2004 of “Hooah Wife (now Hooah Wife & Friends),”  but needed a place separate place to talk about the new chapter in our civilian lives . This blog became so popular, it was carried on NOLA.com for a couple of years, documenting my many “firsts.” It still stays current and is my “free therapy.”

Hubby and I both grew up in MA and met at the University of Florida during graduate school. We both had a love of warm weather and water. When he was transitioning out of the military, looking for a forever spot to raise our family, the New Orleans area came up in the mix. I only drove through the area once, but saw it had everything we wanted. We made the right decision and  now call ourselves Yankees by birth, Southerners by choice. We love living in the greater New Orleans area and don’t see ourselves leaving anytime soon!

Our home is filled with love with my husband of  22 years and 3 children: 20 (Ole Miss) , 18 (LA Tech), and 16 , 2 dogs and 2 cats. My days are spent working for my 4  year old successful business Kickify. My afternoons are often spent, volunteering as a mentor for the online media and marketing team for Mandeville High’s Robotics Team.