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Are you interested in being a guest contributor for Lafayette Mom? If you're local and you're a mom (or have awesome and relevant information for local moms), we'd love to hear your ideas! Email us at info (at) thelafayettemom (dot) com.

Mazie’s Mission :: One Local Family’s Commitment to Bring Awareness to Drowning Prevention

Sweet, sweet summertime. It’s when parents and children take family vacations to the beach, spend lots of time by the pool, head to the lake, shuffle the kids to different camps and do anything...

For The Love of Everything, Please Stop Telling Formula Feeding Moms to Breastfeed During...

Society. Internet. The comment section … we have got to talk. I thought it was an anomaly. Then I thought it was trolls, especially when the keyboard warriors were men. But now I am seeing...

To Circumcise or Stay Intact

Maybe I made this decision more complicated than it needed to be, but I was really torn. My heart was saying "no, don't go through with the circumcision, leave him intact" but my head...

My Failed Midwife Birth :: What Should I Try Next?

I was pregnant again and looking to change things up from the first pregnancy. Reflecting on my first pregnancy, I wished I might have been more aware or knowledgeable on certain decisions that were...
Thumb sucking and how it will affect braces down the road

Thumb sucking: When Orthodontic Intervention is Needed

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored authored by local mom and friend of Lafayette Mom, Dr. Melanie Fowler.  Thumb sucking: When Orthodontic Intervention is Needed Babies have natural instincts to suckle, even before they are born....
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...

2022 Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year WINNER!!

We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2022 Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year is :: Alicia Devillier – Green T Lindon – Youngsville, LA {Nominated by: Kasey Ray} Alicia has been my...

2022 Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year Finalists!

2022 Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year Finalists We received some amazing nominees for our Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year campaign … nominated by parents, students, colleagues, neighbors, and friends … all who have...
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....
woman by a lake

Happy for You, Sad for Me

When my daughter turned 6, she became obsessed with when she would lose her first tooth. She REALLY wanted the tooth fairy to come and began to fixate on when she would finally lose...