Guest Bloggers

As I created a plan for 2022, I wanted to try something new. Life is better with friends.

This year, I invited a few friends to contribute their perspectives on the monthly themes. A few amazing ladies took me up on my offer and I am thrilled to introduce them to you. Over the next few months, you will hear from the following women. If you are interested in joining us, let me know!

Laura Hoffpauir is passionate about learning and teaching. She has homeschooled her 6 children, taught small classes in homeschooling co-ops, and continues to provide tutoring services. She also enjoys crochet, crafts, birdwatching, word games, and live music of all kinds, from her daughters’ church choirs to her husband and son’s rock cover band, The Lakeshore Drivers.

April Defillo has worked in operations for eight years. She is the mom of a toddler. When not chasing him around, she enjoys reading and journaling. She considers herself a life long learner and looks forward to learning and growing throughout these blogs.


Chantelle Pierre is a native of New Orleans who has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit industry. After struggling with balancing her career and motherhood over the past 14 years, she thinks she's finally found balance... for now. In addition to enjoying time with her family, she is practicing centering activities that bring her joy- hiking, Pilates, and serving on boards of social justice-based organizations. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Medium.