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Jessica Hauerwas

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Jessica is a marketing manager who loves bopping around Lafayette for the best burgers or bands in town. She is a full-time marketing strategist with a passion for storytelling. She and her husband Chris have two littles at home (Jane and Clark) where there is lots of giggling and always a cup of coffee brewing. Jessica is passionate about community-building and empowering working mothers. She is a board member for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited and the Lafayette Re-Entry Coalition, a graduate of Leadership Lafayette, and a survivor of being a mother of 2 under 2.

The Vital Life Lessons from my Grandmother

From 2nd grade through senior year, my grandmother (Mimi) was my legal guardian. She took in me and my 3 sisters (ages ranging from 18 months to 11 years) in a tumultuous time for...

Ragin’ Cajun Football as a Family of Four

Ragin’ Cajun Football as a Family of Four Louisiana football is one of my favorite things about Lafayette. I was a regular attendee as a student and recent grad. Eight years post-grad, I am a...

Three Tips for Toddler Tantrums

I now understand what parents mean when mentioning the term “three-nager.” My daughter will be 3 in a few months, but I swear she’s already in her rebellious stage. Quotes and Conversations Guys…I cannot make this...

Making the Case for Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Before you read any further, if you’re looking for a convenient or easy form of family planning, this is not for you. If you are looking for something natural that puts you in control when...

Your Spouse is Not a Mind Reader

Compare and Despair  I learned in my marriage prep class that it is never safe to just assume your partner can foresee your every need, desire, or wish. I barely know what I want sometimes,...

Pack Up & Go: A Surprise Vacation Review

When I received my generous tax refund in March (thank you, IRS), I decided to put part of it toward a trip with my husband. We had not taken any time away together since...

Dear Lafayette Public Library, from a Concerned Mom

I love libraries. I think their role and purpose in our communities cannot be overstated. Access to information is a right and privilege that we never think twice about, and our local libraries are...

Education: Not my Top Priority 

My daughter is only 2 and a half, but already I feel like I am having to plan her entire educational future.  Public school? Private school? Rigorous STEM program? Arts-focused program? It’s a lot. In fact, it’s too much. Why...

Nothing is Wrong With Me, So I Go to Therapy

Okay, so this title may be misleading, but hear me out.  I have been in and out of counseling for most of my life. I thought it was to handle trauma, but it has become...

I Don’t Want My Pre-Baby Body Back

I can be really harsh when I talk about my body. A lot of negative emotions come flooding in when my Facebook memories show a girl who was in the best shape of her...