Natalie Bunner

Natalie Bunner
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Natalie is a nomadic spirit who loves to travel but has always called Louisiana home. Born and raised in Lafayette, she grew up with five brothers and so she feels that being a #boymom was destiny. Marriage and babies were a late blessing as she became a wife and mother in her mid-thirties but she wouldn’t have it any other way. Life with her husband, Wayne, and two sons, Edison and Oliver, is always full of laughter; there’s never a dull moment with those three! Natalie is a Licensed Social Worker and currently works with children in the charter school system. Providing support for children in need is her life’s purpose. In her mind, social work and motherhood go hand in hand. Creating an environment where kids feel safe, loved and valued as individuals go a long way to building well-adjusted adults. Natalie explores social work and motherhood both here at Lafayette Mom and on her site Connect. Learn. Grow. at nataliebunner.com.

It’s Okay, Go Ahead and Cry

What in the world is going on with me?? It had been a long day. Even worse, it had been an insane couple of weeks. There was so much going on in my professional and...

Sometimes, There Are No Words

"I'm sorry for your loss..." "That sorry SOB doesn't deserve you!" "I can't stand her, either. She's a homewrecker!" We have all been in that critical situation! A dear friend or family member is experiencing a devastating...

Rest and Reset :: Brain Breaks for Busy Moms

Mom, have you ever been so tired that, when you finally sit down after a long day, your body literally radiates fatigue? No, just me? Okay ... a few months ago, that was me....

“Mom, I’m Bored!” :: The Benefits of Having Nothing to Do

"Mom... Mom...MOM!!" I won't lie, I heard them the first time. But, I just LOVE hearing my name said over and again ... said no mom ever. I ignored the call because I knew what...

Joyful Expectations of 2020

It is the end of the year and, Moms, what a year it has been! We have all seen highs and lows this year - awesome vacations, new friendships, the flu outbreak of 2019,...

“It’s My Body” :: Teaching My Kids Physical Autonomy

Do you remember? "Be nice! Go hug your uncle!" (Soooo don't feel like hugging him; he smells like cheap liquor and Altoids.) "Give your grandmother a kiss." (It always ends in suffocating hugs and squeezes despite...

My Son, The Empath

He had a really bad day... As soon as I walked into the house after work, I dropped my things at the door and pulled my 5-year old onto the sofa. He wrapped his arms...

Patient Care in Your PJs: Health Anywhere – When Medical Care Comes To You

Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Lafayette General Health. That stated, all opinions are my own and I am excited to share more about this app with you!  Patient Care in Your PJs : Health...

Jumping in Puddles

It’s 3:45 pm and it is raining. Like, “cats and dogs, pigs and horses” raining. I waited until the last minute to leave work and pick up my youngest son from preschool because, well,...