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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.

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...
Five Lessons Learned from a Six Day Hospital Stay With My Newborn

Five Lessons Learned from a Six Day Hospital Stay With My Newborn

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General. Five Lessons Learned from a Six Day Hospital Stay With My Newborn The first month postpartum is spent with very small windows of sleep, adjusting to...
why your kids should go to sleep away camp

Sleep Away Camp for Your Kids: The Answer is Yes!

  I wear the badge of “camp kid” loud and proud. I have not been a camp counselor for almost 10 years, but I sport my bumper sticker for my beloved camp year-round. Shoutout to...

Can We Stop Saying “Girl Boss?”

Women are amazing. I look to people like Mother Theresa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Malala, and countless other women who have changed the world by their influence. I can’t necessarily relate to all of them,...

Stop with the Stuff :: Switching to Experience-based Gifts

The very first disclaimer I will make: I am thankful for the gifts my children have received. I know they are thoughtfully picked out with my children in mind. I am thankful for the...

My View of 2 under 2 in 2022

Did that title make you dizzy?  I was told all sorts of things when I found out I would have two kids under two. Some of them were true. Some of them couldn’t be further...

“Mommy Needs a Drink” Guide In and Around Lafayette

I love a good cocktail. I even love a good mocktail when the occasion calls for one…like when I am pregnant and just close my eyes and pretend that there is gin in my...

Dear TikTok, Quit Making Fun of Dads

One thing the pandemic brought into my life that I am grateful and hateful for is TikTok. I’ve acquired a number of cleaning hacks and Bachelor updates that bring a little light into my...