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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 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. 

Heaven Sent :: Our Adopted Child

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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

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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...

Day Date or Date Night :: Downtown Lafayette Has It All

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If you only visit Downtown Lafayette for Festival International or events at the ACA, I bet you didn’t realize there’s quite a lot going on. And by a lot, I mean, a lot of...

I Never Thought I’d Be That Aunt

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Growing up in New Orleans, I had my fair share of aunts and uncles – blood related and honorary (or fake, as my non-NOLA raised husband calls it). We had aunts and uncles a...

Why Tailgating is My Favorite (Family) Day Date

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  I know August is often regarded as back to school month, and sometimes dreaded because of the south Louisiana hot temperatures, but it’s also football season. Move over pumpkin spice latte, the real fall...

Why I Give My 7-Year-Old Options

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My husband and I have different family dynamics. I’m one of 4 kids with 13 first cousins; my husband is 1 of 2, with 1 first cousin. In my family, our birthdays, holidays, and...

Benefits of Being a Bus Rider

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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

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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

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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

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“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...

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