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...

The Grandparent Gift

This Grandparents' Day is bittersweet. I am blessed to still have one grandmother in my life, and my husband still has three of his grandparents to celebrate. My children are blessed with grandparents who love and treasure them immensely. But...
I decided the last day of Festival International was officially dubbed the day the stars aligned for “Family Fun Day Sunday”. After Mass, and a full afternoon of festival fun, we decided to head on over to Rock N’...
My children's ages are currently in a little cluster right now so that we have been potty-training a child every summer for going on three years. You can read about the insanity that was our experience with our son...

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Where the Wild Things Are: A Trip to the Zoo with...

My son is an avid outdoorsman: he refuses to come inside. He never relents from the heat and humidity, the bugs don’t bother him,...

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