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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.

Conquering the Laundry Monster

It was different before. Actually, let’s go way back to when it was Katie, a party of one. Laundry really wasn’t an issue, if you don’t count how many times I didn’t fold my laundry,...

Nighttime Hack :: The Pallet

I understand that after reading my story, you may think I have not won. That I am celebrating victory when the battle is still being fought. But, friends and fellow mamas, if and when...

Confessions from a Serial Credit Card Swiper :: How I Cleaned Up My (Credit)...

A few months ago I was finally buying my first home. Well, kind of. It was the first time I was signing on the dotted line, although my husband had purchased a home before...

Toddlers and Tantrums :: Why I Love This Stage

Poor toddlers. They get such a bad rap. If I had a dollar for every time I heard “terrible twos” and “terrible threes,” I probably wouldn’t have any issues paying for childcare. When I finally...

Simone Biles … Still Breaking Barriers

There is a recent Facebook post that is going viral. You can find the original message here. In short, a father recalls the 1996 Olympics for the American gymnast team. Kerri Strug famously competed...

“I Won’t Dress My Daughter in Frilly Clothes” … and Other Things I Had...

As a married person without children, it was really easy to see how other parents acted and think to myself very proudly, “Oh, I wouldn’t parent like that.” Okay, let’s be honest, I was...

Beach Guide 101 for Littles :: What You Need to Know and Bring

FINALLY! It is here - summer 2021. Truth be told, it has felt like it has taken two years to get here since my family didn’t do any vacation celebrating in 2020, but that...

Mom’s Survival Guide :: Navigating the 2021 Dumpster-Fire Housing Market

It’s rough out there, house hunters. In the beginning, it was fun. But all of a sudden it has become a blood-bath, an intense winner-takes-all championship. As soon as a house is listed, there...

Unpopular Opinion :: I Love My Mother-in-Law

We were all warned growing up. Beware the mother-in-law. I can't remember where and when it started. Snippets from adult conversations. Books, movies, TV shows. Definitely Everybody Loves Raymond. I was in high school when I watched...
Credit Union in Lafayette Louisiana

Five Ways Local Credit Unions Can Help Your Family Crush Their Financial Goals

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Meritus Credit Union.  Five Ways Local Credit Unions Can Help Your Family Crush Their Financial Goals Credit unions. It’s a word that many find unfamiliar and at times, confusing...