LESLIE GATES | Contributing Writer - "Crimmi-Mommly Insane"
Leslie was born and raised in Slidell where she graduated from Salmen High School.
After graduation, she served in the United States Army for four years.
Her heart brought her back to Slidell, where she completed nursing school and began working as a medical research nurse. During this time she met and married her husband, Brian, a now retired Army officer. During her six years as a military wife, they had three children. Two born in Alabama, one in Hawaii.
Leslie’s children have been the center of her world and her writing. After blogging her life for 3 years, she started writing for Slidell Magazine in hopes to reach more people in the community.
This journey through motherhood has been her greatest challenge, fulfilled her deepest love, and opened a whole new world of wacky, everyday, real-life stories to tell.