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Katie Templet

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A kid at heart, Katie loves all things writing, Harry Potter and musicals. At any moment, she is down for either a cup of coffee or margarita. Her passions are building and improving her community of Lafayette, where she was born and raised, and teaching her one daughter to have a British accent. (Not so successful at that last part yet). She spends her day as a nonprofit ambassador, helping nonprofits amplify their mission and creating more social good.

Why Every Married Couple Must Watch “Fleishman Is In Trouble” on Hulu

Why Every Married Couple Must Watch Fleishman Is In Trouble on Hulu My favorite class I ever took in college was called “Heroes and Outlaws.” I needed a humanities elective to propel me to graduation...
Matilda Jane is bankrupt

Dear Matilda Jane, I Am So Mad (And I’m Mourning)

Dear Matilda Jane, I Am So Mad (And I'm Mourning) I probably should never have trusted an MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) company. But dang it, Matilda Jane dresses were so cute. I need to start at the beginning....

Call Me A Grinch :: Why We Will Never Elf on the Shelf

The Christmas spirit is undoubtedly in the air. Lights in the neighborhood have been strung, Christmas music is on the radio on repeat, and we’ve received one too many Black Friday sale emails from...

Your Next Kids-Free Couples Weekend :: The Golden Nugget

We all need a break, amiright? Some close friends and I have always talked about getting away for the weekend for some much-needed grown-up time with our spouses, sans kids. But it always seemed to...

Lafayette’s Top 4 Toddler Bday Party Spots

Is it just me or does it seem like every weekend is another child's birthday party? From friends to family, apparently August, September and October is the hot time to throw a birthday party...

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Just as fall wreaths and pumpkin fall decorations start to become littered around porch displays, another change happens inside many homes when October 1st rings into the start of spooky season: time for Halloween...

The First Time Mom’s Ultimate Baby Registry Guide

When I first found out I was pregnant, the second emotion I had after joy and elation was dread: Oh dear God. All the baby STUFF. I don't know what I'm doing! I don't...

A Nearby Couple Get-Away You Can’t Pass Up :: Lucia Bleu @ Fairhope

My hunt for the ideal, drive-able get-away began in 2020. I probably wouldn't have been looking for a get-away if it wasn't for the situation. It was prime pandemic time, many places still closed...

Why Ending Relationships Isn’t the Answer to Disagreement

Moms, it’s a wild time right now. It feels like the world, our country, our neighbors are more divided than ever. Many people are justifiable hurting, and both ends of the spectrum are not happy...

To All of the Involved Dads :: We are Better Moms Because of You

There is a book my daughter has loved since she was a one-year-old and has become popular favorite at bedtime: Hugs. As most toddler books, the premise is simple and the message consistent; each...