Mandy Broussard

Mandy, originally from Plaquemine, LA, transplanted to Lafayette, LA in 2011. Mandy now lives in Abbeville with her husband, Terrent, step-children Andrea and Jai, and her daughter, Shelby. Mandy studied psychology at Nicholls State University, and has a Masters Degree in Social Work from LSU. Mandy now works as the Case Management Director at Abbeville General Hospital. Mandy believes that while life can be messy and stressful, every day is a gift and every moment should be celebrated (cue champagne pop). Mandy believes the true keys to happiness are food, family and music, and if she were a doctor, that’s what she’d prescribe. In her free time, Mandy loves to cook and write on her personal blog, Everyday Cajun with the Cajun Queen, where she enjoys recipe sharing and storytelling revolving around the beauty in the culture in South Louisiana, particularly the Lafayette area, which she believes is a Cajun wonderland.

Moms are Superheroes

Birth Stories I recently went out to dinner with a group of friends and the topic of childbirth came up. Women began sharing their stories of childbirth, the good, the bad and the ugly. Some...

What People of All Faiths Can Learn from Advent

Church brings me a sense of peace that’s hard to put in words. Every Sunday, after a week of struggle, I’m humbled, reminded that it’s ok that I’ve messed up. I’m reminded that I’m...

How Paper Plates Saved My Marriage

Thinking of the years prior to marriage, I am able to now realize that I was made up of unrealistic expectations. Unrealistic expectations for myself, my future spouse, my friends, my hypothetical children. Unrealistic...