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Girl, It’s Ok to Let That Friendship Go!

I recently had to let go of a friendship that was no longer working for me and I have no regrets. I can count on one hand the number of friendships that have ended...

Mama, You Don’t Need Wine

Mama, You Don’t Need Wine For my entire career, I have worked with mothers. Mothers who are overwhelmed, mothers who are grieving, mothers who are anxious. Many use alcohol to cope with all of the...

Poche’s Patch & Maze :: How My Dream Turned into My Reality

Poche's Patch & Maze :: How My Dream Turned into MyReality Opening a pumpkin patch became a dream of mine almost 8 years ago when I told my husband Mitch, “Come on, our last name...
Prevent Sports Injuries in Child Athletes

Fall Into Safe Sports Fun: Common Sports Injuries In Your Kids

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General and written by Dr. Otis R. Drew.  Fall Into Safe Sports Fun: Common Sports Injuries In Your Kids Fall sports are an integral part of the middle...

How to Say I Love You to Your Child: It’s Not What You Think!

How to Say I Love You to Your Child: It’s Not What You Think! I love you. We hear those three words often, and use them a lot. Some families use the phrase freely, and...
A Confident Child is a Happy One: Four Ways Music Lessons Develop Confidence in Children 

A Confident Child is a Happy One: Four Ways Music Lessons Develop Confidence in...

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Music Box.  A Confident Child is a Happy One: Four Ways Music Lessons Develop Confidence in Children  Every parent wants their child to live in confidence and happiness....
How do I know if my child is ready for preschool?

Signs Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Episcopal School of Acadiana. ESA’s early childhood teachers explain what to look for when considering an academic preschool program for your child. Signs Your Child is Ready for Preschool The...
What is Adrenarche?

Is Adrenarche- Adolescence Lite?

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General. Is Adrenarche- Adolescence Lite? Recently, a resident was talking about the animated television series The Magic School Bus, which many now-parents grew up watching. A former...
What do I do for bug bites and rashes?

Bugs, Bites, and Rashes Oh My! A Guide to the Most Common Pests and...

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General. Bugs, Bites, and Rashes Oh My! A Guide to the Most Common Pests and Plants in Louisiana The Louisiana landscape is something straight out of a...
Is my child ready for preschool in Lafayette Louisiana?

Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses 

Lafayette Mom aims to make living in Lafayette, LA easier for parents. There’s a good chance that Lafayette Mom has a resource for what your family needs, whether that’s a list of fun splash...