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Jess

Jess
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Jess Allain is a mom of two, an attorney, a triathlete, and a yoga teacher. She is a member of the Junior League of Lafayette and serves on the board of The Family Tree. When she isn't swimming, biking, running, reading, practicing yoga, litigating, or cooking something up in the kitchen, you will find her playing with her two beautiful girls. Adventure is out there!

How Many Tacos is Too Many? #notaskingforafriend

A few months ago, my husband texted me out of the blue to ask if I wanted tacos for lunch. Of course I did. I always want tacos. My intense and enduring love of...

This Two Shall Pass

I am the very proud mama of a tenacious, empowered, and brilliant two year old. And I am losing my ever-loving mind. With our first daughter, I seem to have missed the terrible twos....
Valentines books

Can I Read You a Valentine?

For my first born’s first Valentine’s Day, I wanted to mark the occasion in a way we could treasure forever. While scrolling across options online, I came across Amelia Bedelia’s First Valentine. My Amelia...
living room packed in boxes

Sanity Savers: Selling Your House with Littles Underfoot

As my husband and I prepare for what will (hopefully, saying ALL of the prayers) be the last formal showing of our home before closing, I find myself reflecting on the things that have...
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I Cleaned My Pool in a Cocktail Dress

Over the last year, I lost 10-15 pounds. Last month, while assessing my closet for our annual Christmas card photo, I eyed a blue number hanging in the back. The vintage-inspired, satiny fit and...
Christmas decor

Spread Christmas Cheer, Not COVID

I’ve said it several times now. And I am sure I will say it many more times before we are out of the woods - this year has been weird. The COVID-19 pandemic has...

Halloween Delivered: Last Minute Mom Magic

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays, and ever since college, my husband and I have hosted an annual Halloween party. Once we had children, my desire to make Halloween magical has...

Anxiety Toolkit: Decision Fatigue & Meal Planning by Category

Anxiety is an all too common ailment plaguing us in our modern life. Amongst the myriad of strange and negative things it can do to our bodies and minds, decision fatigue strikes me as...

Weathering the Storm :: Restorative Yoga to Deal with Unprecedented Times

We have been in “unprecedented times” for most of this year. There are so many different stressful, heartbreaking things going on in our community and our state, including a literal storm coming at us...
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Creating the Calm Before the Storm: Restorative Yoga for High-Stress Times

As we watched the weather channel, running on an endless loop in our living room, I could see my husband getting more and more tense. We were waiting for the storm, and we were...