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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...
When I was growing up, one of my favorite things was Mardi Gras. The weekend before Mardi Gras, my mom’s extended family would come to visit from Texas and together with the Louisiana based clan, we would descend on...
As most of the country settled into their New Year Resolutions, which apparently included attempting a coup, I’m sitting here in South Louisiana reveling in one of my favorite seasons: King Cake Season. You give me a season that’s...
  2020 has been a year of unknowns, of finding "new normals," for all of us. For those of us entering parenthood in 2020, adjusting to a new normal may seem like too much to handle along with adjusting to...
How are we Louisiana people supposed to transition from Christmas to Mardi Gras with parades canceled?! I know at this time only New Orleans has stepped up and said they are canceling parades, but it makes you wonder how...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post was written by Dr. Aaron Tiffee, an Acadiana Emergency Department physician, who shares sound advice on how to keep your little ones safe from holiday hazards this Christmas. Avoid Holiday Hazards in the Home That scent...

I am a Magic Maker

Let me transport you for a minute. Let's pretend that you are Sleeping Beauty. A spell was cast upon you some time ago and you took a really long nap. You wake up starving, reaching for a venti iced...
In general, the holidays are a difficult time for those who are grieving. Infertility is a different type of grief, because you're grieving for something you've never had. It is a constant loop of grief every month. During Christmas,...
This post is totally not sponsored. I have paid for the items discussed below or they have been gifted to my children by friends and family members. Before I had kids and when my kids were too tiny to really play...
2020 has been a year of firsts for all of us. The change has been novel and, at times, overwhelming. But I dare to say that none of us have felt it more than those who became new and...

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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...