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One of my parental philosophies is to keep it real. Not in a way where you now know Santa didn’t really bring you that Barbie Dream House. By keeping it real, I mean being truthful about life, experiences and...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General. Is Adrenarche- Adolescence Lite? Recently, a resident was talking about the animated television series The Magic School Bus, which many now-parents grew up watching. A former schoolteacher herself, this resident was...
“School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here.” – Winifred C. Marshal Each year, I feel overwhelmed with my growing to-do list with every school email, text reminder, or flyer in the mail. I remember this...
I am a sucker for family traditions. When my daughter was starting Pre-K, I wanted to start a tradition that we could go back to again and again to celebrate the start of a new school year. I knew...
Lafayette Mom aims to make living in Lafayette, LA easier for parents. There’s a good chance that Lafayette Mom has a resource for what your family needs, whether that’s a list of fun splash pads or a list of the...
My daughter is only 2 and a half, but already I feel like I am having to plan her entire educational future.  Public school? Private school? Rigorous STEM program? Arts-focused program? It’s a lot. In fact, it’s too much. Why are we solely focused on...

Goodbye Elementary

Today was my oldest daughter's last day of 5th grade. This means it was the last day she'll walk on the campus as a student, and the last time she and her sister will EVER be in school together....
Here we are, at the end of the school year, and everyone will be enjoying their summer vacation and getting ready to start back for the next year of school. However, this is the year that my life will...
  I wear the badge of “camp kid” loud and proud. I have not been a camp counselor for almost 10 years, but I sport my bumper sticker for my beloved camp year-round. Shoutout to Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga for...
Last year was one of the hardest years. For so many reasons, it was an absolute nightmare of a school year.  2 out of 3 kids were unhappy, struggling to pass, and overwhelmed.  2 out of 3 kids loved their teachers. 1...

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