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And here we are. The week post-Christmas. The stockings, trees and decorations are being tucked away, and the new Christmas toys that your children got just a few days ago are not keeping them as entertained as you thought....
I love Costco! What mom doesn’t?! And finding out it would be closer to my home and office than Sam’s Club was music to my ears. No more drives down Ambassador Caffery to get to Sam’s Club?! That was...
Rice and gravy is a staple in every Cajun household. As a matter of fact, it's basically one word here: ricengravy, and it's one of my sure-thing meals when the kids have a picky streak. It’s made by browning meat...

Think Big, Shop Small

Think Big, Shop Small Supporting our local economy is so important and something I try to make an effort to do, especially around the holidays. I always feel good when I spend my money locally because it’s going back into...
Our little family had a wonderful weekend. We went to a kid-friendly fundraiser, danced at a festival, took the kids to eat, saw friends, saw family, played dolls, built Legos, read books, went to Church, played soccer, and ended...
Local Christmas Gift Ideas that Don't Add to the Playroom If you’re like me, you start your semi-annual playroom clean out around this time of year. Last weekend, I got three bags of trash and old toys out of the...
With 4 kids very close in age, I am careful about keeping clothes for the next bébé in the lineup. It saves us money (babies are expensive, yo!) and time spent shopping at a store with babies in tow. I...
I like to think that I stay pretty vigilant most of the time - especially when it comes to my kids. If you looked up the definition of “helicopter parent” online, I’m fairly certain that my worried face would...
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Homecoming is an annual tradition for our family. I have fond memories of college Homecoming years past and continue to make new memories each year with my little Ragin' Cajun family. Homecoming The Past...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Music Garden; however, as always, all opinions stated are our own.  The Music Garden :: A Melodic Oasis for Children in the Heart of Lafayette From the moment you open the gate and...

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