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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 6, 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. 

Benefits of Being a Bus Rider

I never gave much thought about my son riding the bus to school. Honestly, our original school of choice (when we were dreaming of having kids) was on the way to and from work...

When the “Why’s?” Don’t Stop | Discussing the Mass Shootings

If your child is like mine, 7 and full of “why’s?” days like today can be difficult. Even though we don’t spend a significant amount of time watching news in our home, the news...

Then I Realized, It’s Your Weekend

I’m guilty of instant gratification, especially when it comes to communication. Today’s world makes communication easy and readily available. Texting, phone calls, emails, you name it. But where do we draw the line, or...

The Difficulty of Lowering Expectations

“Expectations lead to disappointment.” I know this, and I remind myself often. But lowering my expectations in a lot of situations can truly be difficult. In some capacity, my expectations are high because I assume everyone...

Because You Were So Good | A Tribute to My Mom

So here it is, nine years later. You know people lie; it doesn’t get any easier. And it seems the days meant to celebrate you are the hardest days. Your birthday and Mother’s Day. If...

The Big City with a Small Kid

Before having a kid, my husband and I traveled. A lot. We both had great jobs and made it a point to always have a trip on the horizon. Fast forward to that Tuesday we...

Terminator, A Fish Story : Celebrating National Pet Month

When our son turned 7, he asked for a pet fish. One that would stay in his room and provide him some comfort when he might feel scared at night. While we weren’t quite...

Prepare Your Kid for the Path

It's March Madness, baby. And madness, it is. Last week, Michigan State's coach Tom Izzo yelled at one of his freshman players during a timeout. If you haven't seen the video, go ahead and...

Your Fertility Journey: Finding the Right Medical Team

Not everyone’s fertility / infertility journey is the same. A lot of women struggle with fertility issues, see a specialist and accomplish their goals. For others, though, it’s a bit more complicated. For 5 years,...

Costco Travel :: Just Book It!

Like many people, my husband and I are always looking for a quick getaway. We typically take two or three family trips a year, but we were both wanting a quick couples weekend. We...

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