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Amanda Fuselier

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Amanda is a native of Kenner, LA and is now an honorary Cajun. She is married to a psychiatric nurse, Joe, and is a hospice social worker so don't come to her house unless you are ready to talk about your feelings! Amanda and Joe are parents to Kael and Remy and furry parents to Luna and Spiderman. Amanda is all about that #boymom life and is enjoying wrangling her two wild men while checking out the wonderful culture of Acadiana and all of Louisiana. Amanda is a fan of all things yummy and enjoys a good cocktail. Her motto is "if I can't wear yoga pants, I'm not going".

Chronicle of a “Yes Day!” :: The Birthday Party Alternative

I first learned about the "Yes Day" here on Lafayette Mom. And, if I'm honest, my one child self at the time stowed that away in the back of my brain and thought "well...

Tell Your Friends You Love Them. Make it Weird.

Make it Weird. Anyone who knows me at all knows that I have no problem being weird, making things weird, loving all things weird. It's been my thing since 1982 and I'm still going strong. And...

Maybe There Isn’t a Trophy for Motherhood, But There Should Be

I read a blog the other day that said "there is no trophy" for natural birth. I get what they mean ..... the most important thing is having a healthy baby, right? And there's no trophy...

One Day I’ll Sleep, But Not Today

I hear it nearly 10 times a week. Well meaning stranger or acquaintance: "Your baby is precious! Does he sleep?" Me: "Oh, him....no.(stifling laughter) He absolutely does not." I can say this with a smile because it's...

Name That Feeling! :: Coping with Compassion Fatigue in an Overwhelming World

I think we've all hit this wall. And I don't mean at one point in your life, I mean right now. Are you experiencing the following symptoms? physical exhaustion emotional exhaustion feeling overwhelmed irritability difficulty...

Making Your Own Baby Food : It’s Easier Than You Think!

Disclaimer: I'm not a Doctor or Dietitian. I don't even play one on TV. Please consult with a Medical Professional before embarking on the wild world of baby food! As a self-proclaimed "kinda crunchy" mom...

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy: Family-Friendly To Go Meals in Acadiana

I think that one of the good things that has come from the Coronavirus is the growing popularity of the family meal to-go. Even before the Coronavirus, I had been looking for meals that I...

A Podcast for the Road! : 7 Family Friendly Podcasts for Your Road Trip

I am a podcast fanatic. I'm on the road a good bit for work, and between podcasts and audiobooks, I have kept myself well entertained. Whenever the request is posed, "I need a podcast recommendation for...

I’m Sorry, I Can Do Better :: Cultivating an Environment of Cultural Humility at...

I have been pretty overwhelmed with being a working mother of two, one 4 month old and one 6 years old. Between that, returning to work in healthcare in a pandemic, postpartum hormones, and...

Namaste Inside :: Online Yoga Resources to Help You Find Your Housebound Zen

As a mother and yogi, it has been a challenge to find time for my practice. But, especially now that I have a newborn in additional to the wild and wonderful world of my 5...