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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.

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...

Make a Splash :: Your Lafayette Pool Guide

Where to Swim :: A Guide to Lafayette Pools  With the arrival of June 1 comes the arrival of all things summer and it's normal to be looking for Lafayette pools. For most moms with...
What I Wish I Had Known About the NICU: Spoiler Alert Term Babies Go To the NICU Too!

What I Wish I Had Known About the NICU – Spoiler Alert –...

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General. What I Wish I Had Known About the NICU - Spoiler Alert  - Term Babies Go To the NICU Too! I am a planner to an excruciating...

Just Say Yes to the House Cleaner

I am so glad I was born in the twenty-first century. And frankly, I don’t know how I would have survived otherwise. Watching Bridgerton made me realize I may have been sent off to...

Easter Basket Stuffers for the Last Minute Momma

While I am an expert of many mom-related things, Easter gifts I am not. I don’t know why that is. Maybe because it feels like we just had Christmas. Or because my daughter’s birthday...

Toddlering at Disney :: Everything You Need (and Need to Know)

It was Mardi Gras week, on the heels of a burst in American travel plus a marathon weekend during a 50th-anniversary celebration. Not to mention my child was two years old, turning three the...

The Case for Waiting to Find Out Your Baby’s Gender

As you know, in today's medically-advanced age, we have the convenience at our fingertips to find out the sex of our future babies. And many Americans want to take advantage of this indicator. According...