As a recently divorced single mother, living in COVID-19 reality, I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with this particular season in my life. Ahh, 2020. You are full of surprises!! I never imagined life would be as...
I have been pretty overwhelmed with being a working mother of two, one 4 month old and one 6 years old. Between that, returning to work in healthcare in a pandemic, postpartum hormones, and pumping like it was my...
When I first began writing for The Lafayette Mom, I was TOTALLY out of my comfort zone. I never considered myself a "writer." I have no "formal" training unless you count a few English courses in college. Creative, yes. Writer?...
What if your anxiety wasn’t something to figure out or fix? What if it was… just anxiety?  I hear you. I know it’s not just anxiety. I know the pain and paralysis of a spinning mind and panicked body well....
“This is where they fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin' the same fight that we're still fightin' amongst ourselves today. This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with...
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and you took… The one free from prejudice and racism The one that lacks diversity among your daily encounters The one free from discriminatory stereotypes The one without the worry of...
"I wish people were more like cats. Cats treat other cats the same no matter what color they are." John, age 10 As our kids get older, the conversations get harder. We have a responsibility as moms to teach our...
I vividly remember the first time someone asked me that question after having my first child. It was the morning after our first night in the hospital. Visitors were coming in and out asking all of the typical questions....
As a mother and yogi, it has been a challenge to find time for my practice. But, especially now that I have a newborn in additional to the wild and wonderful world of my 5 year old boy, I have...
I never thought I would be a wife, much less a mom. I didn’t really want that life for myself plus, for some reason, I thought it would be biologically impossible for me to get pregnant. I had dreams...

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Here's to the red, white, and blue! We hope you start off July with a bang. While there are still few in person events,...