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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. 

My Dad Is Not Your Dad, but We Have the Same Dad

Better late than never, I jumped on the "This Is Us" bandwagon. I avoided it for many reasons but mostly because I didn't want to cry. When I have a chance to watch tv,...

Raising the Bar for Our Kids

The past two years, we've received letters from school requesting parents to send notes of the "good deeds" their child does during Lent. The teachers like to acknowledge said deeds with a special sticker...

I’m Angry, Louisiana. Our Kids Deserve Better.

So many people posted on social media this past week about gun violence. The recent school shooting that took the lives of so many children once again reminded us we aren't safe anywhere. We...

So You Got A Puppy … What’s Next?

Christmastime is one of the most popular pet adoption times of the year. Some families adopt pets while Santa delivers them for good boys and girls. While I'm sure most of the challenges with...

Birthday Party and Holiday Events {Why I Appreciate the “Guilt” of Missing Out}

My mom had a fantastic way of making people feel guilty for missing family events. She was also really good at holding a grudge so missing a party or a holiday event wasn't really...

The Phone Call That Changed Our Lives | My Adoption Story

Thursday, November 12, 2015 The day I thank God my phone was actually charged. Sitting at my desk, I received a phone call that would change so many lives for the better.  "Traci, hey, it's (name)...

Why We Don’t Play Soccer (or Any Saturday Sports)

My son enjoys sports. All of them. When we adopted him at age 4, it was obvious no one ever spent time with him doing much of anything but particularly playing catch or throwing a...

Mom, Is Tomorrow Another “After School Care Day?” {Trying to Explain Our Village to...

I barely make it before the 5:30 pm deadline to pick up my son from after school care. He appears to be having fun, playing with friends. We get in the car and after brief conversation,...