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Carlie

Carlie
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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.

2020-2021 School Guide: Keep Your Judgement and Questions to Yourself

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5 Lunch Ideas to Beat Summer Burn Out

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Entrepreneurs and COVID-19 :: Now Isn’t The Time To Quit

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Baths are Not Self Care

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Safety Lessons from the Cereal Aisle

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How To Draw Boundaries In Your Social Media

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