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My mom was great at birthdays. She went above and beyond to make you feel special. We always started with breakfast in bed. We each had our own personal tray that was used for eating in bed on your...

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I have seven children. Most of our children have birthday buddies. What I mean is we have a March 24 and a March 25, a Nov 17 and a Nov 18, a Dec 2 and a Dec 3. This...
Once upon a time, in the not-so-faraway land of Shreveport, a young speech-language pathologist was waddling down the hall largely pregnant with her second child. She worked at a very special school called Alexander Learning Center, and was on...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our friends at Southern Lifestyle Development and Sugar Mill Pond. Country Christmas at Sugar Mill Pond  Sugar Mill Pond is hosting their annual Country Christmas this Sunday, November 18.  When :: Sunday, November 18, 2018 Time...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ascension Episcopal School. Let Summer at Ascension Save the Day While the kids are counting down the days until summer with outlandish excitement, you might find your level of anxiety slowly creeping up to...
Festival International is upon us, and I know we’re all looking forward to having a great time. This event is one of our most anticipated weekends of the year here. It’s a fun and relaxing weekend good for the...
Should you "Festival" with a toddler?????? Yes, you should!!! One of the things I said before I had a baby was that I was never going to let a baby stop me from doing what I love. And what do I love?...
Five years ago, my husband and I spent the best $100 of our lives by joining Financial Peace University. FPU is a 9-week class hosted by Dave Ramsey, author of Total Money Makeover and Complete Guide to Money. This...
WTH Lafayette?! Today. Today was the straw that broke this camel's back. There is no longer rage. There is no longer frustration. I can only feel numb. Because that is the ONLY way I am gonna survive all this damn street...
Laissez les bon temps rouler! A Cajun expression often heard in these parts, meaning "Let the good times roll!" conveys the "joie de vivre" ("joy of living") of the good people of Lafayette. Now that's about all of the French...

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I am a “Thibodeaux” from East Texas. My husband, two boys, and I recently made a big move to South Louisiana. Imagine that! A...