Marissa Ackerman

Marissa Ackerman
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Microblog: A Sense of Normalcy

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    A sense of normalcy amongst the chaos of these days is something we all crave. Today my husband took my son to the swings here on the island. He sanitized them first and took...
working parents

Working Parents — Are They Really That Hard Working?

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The majority of my career was spent single. No spouse, no kids, just me, and my day-to-day life as I worked ferociously in my role in tech. As time progressed, as it tends to...

Why I Celebrate Loving Day

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When I tell people that my favorite day to celebrate love is not Valentine’s Day but Loving Day, I get a lot of confused looks and a lot of questions. If you are not familiar...

Microblog: The Mothering Chair in Our House

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In my home, I have a rocking chair that is older than I am. This chair has lived in three different cities, has been with two different families, and has sat in three different...
North Padre Island

Quick Tips for Vacationing on Padre Island

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Queue the music, sound the alarm— it’s time to get your vacation on if you are one of the many that have the privilege of getting some time off. As a resident of the...
A Letter to Jacob

A Love Letter to My Son….Adapting to Another New Normal

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    The other day when I was talking to another mom about how sad I was that Jacob wasn’t able to see other people outside of myself and my husband they told me “at least...

A Love Letter to My Job

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A Love Letter to My Job  Today was the first day that all 250 of us logged onto our meeting via zoom from home. COVID-19 has effected so many people’s lives, including their working life, and...

When you Whine I Wine (A Poem)

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    Oh sweet son of mine The more you whine, the more I want to wine  I know that the terrible twos are just a passing time  But I can’t help but feel like it’s overwhelming  Oh sweet son...
food adventures Corpus Christi

Corpus Food Adventures and Our Mission to Help End Hunger

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  I have the pleasure of working with a variety of different restaurants and food establishments in my day job and I love it. Connecting with business owners, learning more about how they got there,...
Mom Friends

Finding Your Tribe at the Right Season of Life

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Friends Tiffany and Liz 2015 I am thirty-one years old, but sometimes I forget that fact until I stare into my reflection in the mirror after a particular trying day. I have a top knot,...