Marisa Mcleod

Marisa was born and bred in the Toledo area and spent most of her life in Point Place. She is a SAHM and currently resides in Waterville with her husband, Josh, four kids, Emma, Lily, Jack, and Wyat, and two dogs, Molly and Luckie. She is a self proclaimed Golden Girls, Disney, and organizational junkie. You can often find Marisa sipping a good cup of coffee (or wine), reading, watching terrible reality TV or Lifetime movies, or Pinterest dreaming. She loves to travel, online shop, and has spent her life perfecting her well-crafted use of sarcasm. Marisa finds she gets by most days with a whole lot of Jesus and coffee and that well-placed sarcasm. You can follow along with her misadventures and organized chaos @risasue040582.

I Will Remember for You

Esther Caroline is one of my heroes.   Esther Caroline was Anthony's wife, Mary and Jamie's mother, Tom, Bill, John, and my grandmother. She thought we hung the moon and stars and we let her. She...

My Rainbow Connection

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. United States President Ronald Reagan declared the month of October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in 1988. His designation dedicated the month to...

The Nostalgia Of Sweet Summer Time

Ahhhh...Summer. Sweet Summertime. Growing up the start of summer was signaled by the end of the school year and it was pure freedom from the time that the last bell rang until it was time to...

Travel In a Time of Pandemic?

Ahh....welcome, Summer. The weather is heating up. The days are getting longer. School is officially out- as in for real with no virtual learning to do. If you are anything like me, this is the...

A Decade of You

Dear Girl, Ten. You are ten whole years old. It is a decade that has passed in a flash. You and I, we've been together for a whole decade. Where did the time go? I swear,...

It Wasn’t Supposed to End This Way

Each year springtime is a rite of passage for the youth. Prom, end of year school activities, graduations- this year was to be no different. Except it is. The world is at a pause...

Accepting Autism and Learning Grace

When April rolls around it is generally a pretty big month in our home. My husband, son, and I all have a birthday in April. Easter sometimes happens in April. World Autism Month happens...

It’s Okay to Say This Sucks

"This sucks!" I cannot tell you how many times in any given day that my nine (almost 10- she never fails to remind me of that) year old says those words. Generally, I respond by...