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Let me preface this by saying I LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY. Yes, I know it's totally cheeseball, sap city, hearts and fluffies and la-de-dah. Yes, I know it's a fake holiday created a hundred years ago to drive card sales during a...
As a child in South Louisiana, my family didn't Mardi Gras too much. We usually went to one parade besides our shoe-box-float school parade. We picked up some boudin, drank some Coke, and ate some king cake. C'est tout...
Like all Mamas of Littles, this Mama hears a lot of screaming during her day. Like a lot. Blood-curdling, horror-movie-caliber screams. Screaming because brother put his feet on her chair. Screaming because Sister ate the last Cheeto. Screaming because sister...
It’s Carnival time here in Louisiana, and I could not love it more! My family and I celebrate Mardi Gras from the time Christmas decorations come down until Ash Wednesday. We LOVE Mardi Gras. We don’t love Mardi Gras...
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...
Parenting is hard most days, but it is especially difficult when you are trying to recover after a night (or day) out on the town. There are so many amazing Mardi Gras festivities scheduled over the next few weeks, not...
“Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.” Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise” January 2017. The doors...
Tuesday mornings begin like most other mornings: 2016 wakes us up, we drink our coffee and start cooking oatmeal for the other three. 2012 and 2015 are up next, followed shortly by 2013. They sit and eat in groggy...
We moved to Lafayette a little over four years ago. I stepped into unknown Cajun territory with my husband and 6 month old baby girl. We had followed our hearts and our faith to Acadiana, yet I was miserable....
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 since launching just three short months ago,...

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