Carlie is a divorced mom of five. She moved to Lafayette 22 years ago from a small town in-between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She has four young adult children from her first marriage that ended after 19 years, Christopher, Cara, Clay and Cade. She has a one year old daughter, Poppy Mae with her significant other, Joey. She is a work-at-home mother who is a freelance writer and photographer/owner of Carlie Anne Collective. Organized chaos and tons of lists are her style. Carlie loves to workout, travel, visit with her friends, bike with Poppy Mae in their neighborhood, attend outdoor concerts, eat out at local restaurants, walk aimlessly through stores looking for good deals and swing in her hammock while chatting about her BST addiction with her online friends. She keeps an active Instagram account as a photo journal of her days.

Disney Family Vacation: Tips For Taking Your Toddler

In our house I feel like there’s always a Disney movie or show being played. We’re either hotdogging to Mickey Mouse clubhouse or we’re singing “Let It Go” with Elsa. So I knew for...

My Simple Menu Planning Method

Have you ever seen that meme the says “ Why do they need to eat dinner every night?” I feel this. As moms, I think we all do. Cook. Eat. Wash dishes. Repeat.  In the majority of...

Fall Outdoor Entertainment for Acadiana

Come on cooler weather! I’m ready to get this family back outside and enjoy everything Acadiana has to offer. If you aren’t aware of the numerous outdoor entertainment in the area, you are certainly...

Eating Out Strategy for the Toddler Years

Summer to me means patio dining to me. Kids and all, y’all. I love nothing better than dinner at a restaurant where I can relax and enjoy my food and a good drink. Relax...

Online Therapy Hack

Let’s just start this out by me saying I am a huge believer in counseling. I spent 18 months in weekly counseling after my divorce. Y’all. 75 sessions. She saw it all. The good, the bad,...

Teacher Gifts for the First Day of School

Have you ever been invited to someone’s house and you know you want to make a great impression? More than likely this person has cleaned their home from head to toe, made sure it...

5 Side Hustles for the Stay-At-Home Mom

I read an article recently that claimed that 75% of stay-at-home-moms are actively looking for a way to make money while at home with their children. I’m actually not surprised at this high percentage....

I Like To Vacation Alone

"I'd like 24 hours in a hotel room by MYSELF. No kids, no laundry, no cooking or cleaning, no spouse or significant other. NOTHING."  So many moms I know will jokingly tell you the they...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just under a month away which means it’s time to start getting serious about finding the perfect gift for the men in your life. Our fathers and father-like figures play a...

Birthday Reflections

My birthday was last week. I turned the marvelous and wonderful 42.  Fourty. Two. Years.  15,330 days.  367,920 hours.  Roughly. Give or take a leap year.  It sounds old, but it’s really not. I’ve had a lifetime of experiences,...

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