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Laurel Hess

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Laurel Hess is a mother to 2 young boys, a rescue pup, an off-balance cat and likely a few foster pups. She spends her days as President of a local marketing agency, helping craft integrated digital strategies and leading a team of creative collaborators. Once at home, however, Laurel is just trying to find peace with being the World's Okayest Mom. A Dallas transplant in a Louisiana world, Laurel graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in Broadcast Production. She met her husband while she was evacuated in Lafayette during Hurricane Katrina. They lived 5 wild, kid-free years in New Orleans while Laurel served as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the Superdome, Arena and Champions Square, before finally returning to Lafayette and into the wildest phase of life yet ... Parenthood.

Travel Hacking our Family Vacations {Part 2}

If you haven’t read Part 1 - check that out now! It is how I detailed how we got into travel hacking with credit card points to subsidize our family vacations. This post is how...
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Travel Hacking Our Family Vacations {Part 1}

I am not a huge fan of credit cards. They make me nervous and with my already-tenuous relationship with money, they just straight-up scare me. So it may surprise people to know that my...

Welcome to the Family, Chicken Nuggets

Oh, hi there. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to see you here. At least with not such an alarming rate of frequency. You see, when I first had a child, I made my own...

The Best Meal Ever {Right After Baby}

No matter what kind of birth you had, most moms I talk to have one thing in common. They always remember that first meal they had right after giving birth. After your body has...

How We Beat Molluscum in Two Months

Oh, man. I miss chickenpox. This may just be anecdotal, but it seems to me that since modern medicine created the chickenpox vaccine, we have been dealing with a new litany of bugs that...

No, I’m not OK {Taking a Deeper Look at the Words We Use}

I think language is a funny thing. We can often misconstrue what people mean via email or text because we can’t hear their context. But even if we can, it can still come across...

The Ones We Never See Coming

My parents never saw me coming. My sister, sure - they planned for that. What they didn’t plan for was a second child making her appearance a mere 20 months after my sister. My sister...

The Royal Wedding has Nothing on Louisiana

I LOVE weddings. Like almost to an insane degree. When I was in high school, I made collages from wedding magazines of things I liked - almost like a low-tech Pinterest board. And, like...

Sometimes It’s Not You … It’s Them

**Please note that I have no interest in disclosing the name of the daycare facility or the director. I only write this to share my experience and emotional growth as a mother.** Being a mom...

Yes, I Have Tattoos but I’m Still Mom

I imagine that, once you get to know me, I'm probably a confusing person to figure out. What you see isn't necessarily what you get. Initial judgments have often been off-base, which my friends...