Author’s Note: This post was, of course, reflective of my life before COVID-19 quarantined us all. As I sit here in my hotel room on my first night of five away from my family, I can’t help but think about...
During this time of uncertainty, it's easy to feel alone and isolated. Sometimes we're scared, sometimes our patience is tested, and sometimes we're questioning how we made it out of high school when we're asked to help with Common Core. I...
One thing that I've learned during the past month is that time passes differently during a pandemic. Is it Wednesday or could it possibly be Saturday? Is feeding your children dinner at 8pm socially acceptable now? When was the...
My 3-year-old has an amazing relationship with his grandparents. He is fortunate enough to have living Grandparents on both sides of our family. I wasn't as lucky when I was growing up. I was never able to meet either...
We’ve all heard someone say it: "savor the moment," but what about those of us who can't seem to savor it because we are too busy obsessing over it? Maybe it's just me though. Maybe it’s some subconscious trigger stemmed...

Yes Days :: Growing Up

When we started having "Yes Day!" instead of birthday parties a few years ago, the children stuck to the list we'd created for them. There was a whole year or two of Trampoline Parks, Go Kart Racing, Buffalo Wild...
As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say how much we truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you. We are proud that in 2019, Lafayette Mom not only...
This Thanksgiving was one for the books, and not in a good way. My family had just returned from Disney and we were looking forward to a relaxing holiday at home. HA! Within three days our entire household flipped upside...
When I look back on the past, there are so many things that I regret. I regret not spending enough time with my grandparents before they passed away. I regret not calling my dad more before he died. And...
Every vacation, as far back as I can remember, has been filled with kid-friendly card games during the day (and adult-only games  in the evenings). The beauty of these card games is their ability to spill out over the...

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June Need to Know :: Your Guide for Things to Do...

Welcome sweet, sweet summertime. Bring on the splash pads, snoballs, slip and slides, and shades! The pace of June is just slow enough to...