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  “A simplified life means that what has to get done will get done. And when we pare down life to its simplest, most beautifully basic parts, we’re left with room to enjoy each other, to rest, and to truly...
Last weekend, I lost my one-year-old. I looked up and she was gone. And in an instant I was bellowing. I was a frantic mama cow bellowing for her baby. My fear turned to confusion when everyone started laughing;...
FINALLY! It is here - summer 2021. Truth be told, it has felt like it has taken two years to get here since my family didn’t do any vacation celebrating in 2020, but that doesn’t matter! We are ready...
Welcome sweet, sweet summertime. Bring on the splash pads, snoballs, slip and slides, and shades! The pace of June is just slow enough to let us set our own pace and schedule. Beat the heat by finding some great...
Ok -- this is one of those things where I feel the need to be upfront and say that there is a really good chance that what I am about to say is NOT revolutionary. But it has been...
Hi Lady, I see you scrolling fitness influencer sites looking for the best summer beach bod workout, or which cleanse promises to rid yourself of inches. I see you sweating it out only to be perpetually dissatisfied with your progress....
Before having kids, I would often wonder about my future children. What color hair would they have? Would they favor me or my husband? Would they be colorblind like my brothers? When I was reaching the end of my...
After three kids, I have a hard time loving this mom bod. As someone who was very thin and fit growing up, it's sometimes hard to love this three babe bearing mom bod. I flash back to the days when...
We've all heard some version of the urban legend: a babysitter or some unwitting teen is terrorized by ominous phone calls and contacts the authorities, only to receive the bone-chilling information that the caller has been in the house all...
Have you heard? After a year of being closed, the Lafayette Science Museum is back! (Cue music- *Return of the Mack*) Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.-6 p.m., the museum features hands-on...

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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...