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When it comes to gardening, I’ve long considered myself to have a black thumb. I wouldn’t say I have a history of killing the plants, but I am on my sixth round of succulents. Aren’t those things not supposed...
The most-watched TED talk ever recorded is “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” In this talk, speaker Sir Ken Robinson explains how the current school structure strives to educate children in a very narrow way, focusing, for example on mathematics and...
I absolutely adore Valentine's Day. It's the one holiday of the year that we aren't expected to do anything but spend our time with the one we love the most - your very own Valentine. Sounds dreamy, right? And since you're...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by ESA. Signs Your Child is Ready for Preschool The decision of when to enroll your child in an early childhood program isn’t a simple matter of age. Development in young children sometimes happens in...
Disclosure: This post was written by Aimee Cotter, Director of Advancement and sponsored by Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy. Four Tips to Help Manage Academic Transitions Transitions are hard for all of us. Single to married, married to...
Even if you have chosen to send your child to school, you can at ANY TIME decide to pull them out and homeschool. You do not have to wait until the end of a year. Let's make a checklist for...
It's an ongoing joke that a 2020 planner was one of the most useless purchases. Somehow, I mustered up the courage to purchase one for the upcoming school year anyway. As a high school teacher, I tend to purchase planners...
As the world is adjusting to a "new normal" choosing a school can be an even bigger decision than normal and not one that comes easily. The normally HUGE decision of choosing an educational institution in Lafayette Louisiana has...
Disclosure :: This post was written by Aimee Cotter, Director of Advancement and sponsored by Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy. 5 Things to Consider When Evaluating School Options in a COVID-19 World Now that we’ve reached the finish...
I have vivid memories of frequently visiting the library in my hometown growing up. It wasn't very big -- actually it was just one room in a strip of stores on Main Street -- but that didn't stop me...

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Chronicle of a “Yes Day!” :: The Birthday Party Alternative

I first learned about the "Yes Day" here on Lafayette Mom. And, if I'm honest, my one child self at the time stowed that...