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Emily Beatmann

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Emily is a Louisiana native born in Shreveport, Louisiana. She went to UL Lafayette and earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations in 2012. It was here that she fell in love with her husband, Jude, and the city of Lafayette. On the weekends, you will find Emily at a festival, the farmer’s market, enjoying a Mardi Gras parade, or eating at one of the many delicious restaurants in Acadiana. Emily and Jude have two children named Mia (6) and Patrick (2.) She is a Marketing Director by day and mom by night! Emily has a passion for reading, Harry Potter, theatre, coffee, wine, spreading financial literacy, her friends, and family.
Chicot State Park Sign

Chicot State Park, the Perfect Weekend Getaway!

“In this media-drenched, multitasking, always-on age, many of us have forgotten how to unplug and immerse ourselves completely in the moment. We have forgotten how to slow down. Not surprisingly, this fast-forward culture is...
The Grinch

How to NOT Turn into a Grinch this Christmas

“4:00, wallow in self-pity. 4:30, stare into the abyss. 5:00, solve world hunger, tell no one. 5:30, jazzercize; 6:30, dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again. 7:00, wrestle with my self-loathing. I’m booked....
Christmas Baby

The Mental Load of the Holidays

I genuinely love the holidays and the quality time with family and friends. It is a magical time of year. I love the decorations, the glitter, the baked goods, and the activities with my...

What to Expect When You DIY as a Parent!

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”- Napoleon Bonaparte I have LOVED to watch HGTV and the DIY channel for years. When Covid hit, my husband and I took it as the...
Child Playing with Blocks

Why I Will Always Recommend Speech Therapy!

“The path of development is a journey of discovery that is clear only in retrospect, and it’s rarely a straight line.”― Eileen Kennedy-Moore There is a deep desire for mothers to have their children meet every...
Autumn Leaves

The Sparkle Helps! :: Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

August has been a heavy month. With the fourth Covid surge in Acadiana, adjusting to the back to school routine, Afghanistan, and so many of our neighbors suffering the impacts of Hurricane Ida, I...
New Mom with Baby in Hospital

How to Support Your Postpartum Partner

"Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It is the glorious life force. It’s huge and scary — it’s an act of infinite optimism." - Gilda Radner Becoming a mom is a whirlwind! Within...
Girl Playing Outside

Lessons I’ve Learned from Bluey

Oh, biscuits! Have you fallen in love with the show Bluey, yet? This Australian cartoon has become a fixture in our household. When I asked my 6-year-old why she loved the show so much...
Girl wearing mask

I’m Scared of Back to School During a Pandemic Too, Mama!

School will be back in session this week and Covid-19 numbers are sky high in Louisiana, especially so in Acadiana. The past year and a half, I have done everything in my power to...
Mom Kissing Daughter

Motherhood: Pouring from an Empty Cup Chronicles

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also Born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Becoming a mom...