Traci Pecot

Traci Pecot
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NOLA born and raised, Traci moved to Lafayette in 2005 to pursue a career in corporate marketing. She married her husband Ryan in 2010 and adopted her son, now 8, in 2016. Today, along with being a full time mom, she owns and operates a dog daycare, boarding and grooming facility in Lafayette. She and her husband maintain a part-time residence in NOLA, spending weekends "home" visiting family and friends. Avid sports fan, dog obsessed, wanna be distance runner (finishing just one half-marathon), and adoption enthusiast, she looks forward to adding "blog contributor" to her lists of accomplishments. 

It Wasn’t Supposed to End this Way

I remember that August day. My normally non-emotional self walked my kid into school for his first day of second grade and left in tears. He’s so independent. His friends were so happy to...

Thank YOU, Teachers, Now More Than Ever!

While we have all had our lives turned upside down, there’s a calming force that lives among us. Our teachers. They email, call, set up Zoom meetings, send work, fun activities, whatever it may...

Mom, What’s Been Your Toughest Life Challenge?

My 8 year old loves to ask random questions. Mostly unrelated to anything, he’ll just blurt out a question for me or husband to answer. Examples include: List your top three favorite things in...

Can’t You Just Stay Home?

Seems easy enough, right? Just don’t leave. Just sit home. Don’t invite friends over. Keep your distance. Entertain your kids. Teach them their school work. But what about us working moms? Not those with the...

The Insult of Assumption

I'm sure scrolling through your Facebook feed, you see memes shared by your friends. Some absolutely hilarious and some, well in my opinion, in poor taste. I often see friends posting what they assume...

Vow Renewal :: 10 out of 10 Recommend

In May 2020, my husband and I will celebrate 10 years of marriage! Far from our goal of forever, but it’s certainly a start.   Our ten years have been a whirlwind. To be honest, it’s...

Be a Janet

I’m writing this mostly as a “thank you” to the Janet that’s been a part of my son’s life since we adopted him. But, there have been "Janets" before her that deserve some love...

How Can You Be Sure?

Ask yourself that again. How can you be sure? I’m sure it’s a question you’ve not only asked yourself, but you’ve certainly asked it of others. When your kid is sick, you may question their...

Heaven Sent :: Our Adopted Child

To my adopted baby boy, I know you were heaven-sent. I watch you meticulously space out the food on your plate so it doesn’t touch, and I smile. When you wait to brush your teeth...

The Truth Behind Trying to Do It All

This isn’t a blog full of revolutionary thoughts and ideas. It’s more of an unscripted reality show put into words. Last week, during that fall break that seems to cause more inconvenience and expense than...