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Recently, one of my fellow mom friends had to bow out of a career commitment. It was a very hard decision for she had been told and sold for so many years that women can "have it all.” Marriage +...
Hello, my name is Lauren and I never had a strong desire to have kids (is that bad?). I was happy just the way I was; married to my college sweetheart and starting our official journey together as adults....
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...
The Realization When my daughter was 3 years old, she dropped the bomb on us that she doesn’t like chocolate. As any responsible parent would do, we totally assumed she was being stubborn or disagreeable. Surely there isn’t an actual...

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Kindergarten Tired My six year old just started kindergarten. It’s pretty safe to say it’s kicking our butts. She’s a great kid, she’s getting along with classmates, she’s above level in everything, and she comes home with green faces. Here’s the...
When inquiring how someone is doing, being "busy" is becoming a popular and accepted response. What does being busy really describe? And, is being busy a good thing? There is an undertone that being busy is some how connected...
Her Prince Broke Her Heart Three years ago on the drive back from a vacation, I was on my phone planning another vacation. My husband’s words pierced my heart. “We are just getting home and you are planning another big...
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 most new pets are similar,...
This has happened to all of us at least once. And for some of us, it is a yearly occurrence. We receive a gift from our in-laws, whether it's for a birthday, Christmas or some other occasion, and you...
I traveled nearly 1400 miles to welcome my newest niece into the world. Well, she arrived 36 hours before I did, but she was ready for some aunt snuggles by the time I got there! Knowing what it’s like...

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Why I Moved Back to Lafayette After Nearly a Decade

I grew up in Crowley and my husband in Church Point. We both graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011 and...