Sarah is a Cecilia native currently living in Lafayette's oil center. She's the mom to a Brady Bunch of 7 children ages 13 to 4. Married to Clint, her 'environmental superhero', she enjoys traveling often. The self-proclaimed queen of big family travel planning; she's also taken up GLAMPing as she explores the State and National Parks. Sarah started Real Product Talk, a product testing and secret shopper service, with her online bestie of 10+ years in 2014 and continues to grow as a major player in her field. When she's not working from home, she's can be found serving the less fortunate in Lafayette with Cajun Compassion.

Feed Them Anyway

Just over a year ago, I joined a friend who periodically went and fed the needy here in Lafayette. She had been doing so quietly for a year before that, at the prompt of...

Dear Vanessa Bryant, I Hope Your Tribe is Holding You Tight

Dear Vanessa Bryant, You don’t know me and I don’t know you. It’s unlikely we will ever cross paths. Truly, I don’t even know anything about you aside from what I've read today in the...

The 1 to 10 Rule For Marriage

My husband and I have stumbled on a way of problem-solving that has revolutionized the way we fight... or don't fight, actually. In the very early stages of our dating relationship, I was determined to...

Watch Your Tone

Moms are passionate. We pick sides and we advocate for them: circumcision, vaccination, co-sleeping, self-soothing, extended rear-facing, helicopter parenting... the list goes on and on. We choose our sides, we feel good about them,...

Zone Cleaning – Everyone Helps

I think many of us have been there: it's time for bed but the house is a disaster area. Maybe we spend another hour picking up so we can wake up to less chaos...

Read To Them :: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Who should you be reading to? Research shows there are benefits of reading to babies even still in the womb. Babies as young as 25-26 weeks of gestation have been shown to respond to sound....

Misophonia and The Dinner Time Blues

I always imagined myself with my little (okay, large) family eating dinner together and talking about our days. I had this perfect idea of what it would be like with laughs and confessions of...

Don’t Quit During Transition

During natural labor when a woman reaches the transition phase, she often feels emotionally ready to give in and expresses a desire to quit. I know for all five of my births, the transition...

I Don’t Have Full Custody, But It’s Not What You Think

When you hear that a mom is not the custodial parent of her child(ren), what comes to mind? For me it's whispers of "I heard she lost her kids." "A judge took them away,...

Glamorous Camping – A DIY Experience

This year in February for my birthday I asked my husband to take me "GLAMPing" or Glamorous Camping. I dreamed of a tent outfitted with comfortable linens, luxurious amenities, and a view of the...