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Recently I had the privilege of sitting down with a local husband and wife writing team to interview them on the release of their second book. They have written a series of chapter books for children about trolls and...
  I turned thirty in 2020, at the height of another spike in COVID cases in mid-December. Ugh. It wasn’t exactly what I had expected after thinking all of my best thoughts about being thirty, flirty, and thriving. I...
May the luck of the Irish be with you this March. As we welcome in spring and all the many new blooms, we hope that you find some new fun events for the whole family. May the March madness...
My family, minus the husbands, went on a weekend getaway (we like to call these little trips together "Forced Family Fun") to Toledo Bend this past weekend. We knew we would be having some cold weather and a "chance"...
One of the latest displays of systemic racism (institutional racism) in Acadiana was not only overt but was shameless and loud. It was a stark reminder that not only does racism exist, but it also persists even after death....
The most-watched TED talk ever recorded is “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” In this talk, speaker Sir Ken Robinson explains how the current school structure strives to educate children in a very narrow way, focusing, for example on mathematics and...
Lafayette Be the Change Spotlight :: The Family Tree This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight,” we’d like to introduce you to The Family Tree Information, Education and Counseling Center, an organization whose mission is to improve the quality...
February is rolling in with ideas of virtual Mardi Gras and spreading extra love on Valentines. There are still plenty of opportunities to don your purple, green, gold, pink and red this month and celebrate creatively. Don't forget to...
Before we know it, the school year will end and summer will be here! As mom, we know the decisions regarding what do with the kids in Lafayette this summer can be difficult. Our guide to summer camps in...
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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...