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My daughter is only 2 and a half, but already I feel like I am having to plan her entire educational future.  Public school? Private school? Rigorous STEM program? Arts-focused program? It’s a lot. In fact, it’s too much. Why are we solely focused on...
Resilient Reese :: Our Autism Diagnosis My son Reese was diagnosed with Autism in January of 2021. It was a journey to get to this conclusion. So here is the backstory. We (Reese’s parents) noticed around 2 years of age that...
When my oldest was born, we instantly had feeding issues. Our breastfeeding journey was rocky and emotional and complicated. When it finally came time to start solids I wasn’t prepared for the amount of time it takes to spoon...
My oldest is 13, THIRTEEN. We've only been through, literally, the very first year of his teens and I AM NOT READY.  I’m not ready for girls, dates, or heartbreaks.  I’m not ready for high school, independence, or invincibility.  I’m not ready...
Okay, so this title may be misleading, but hear me out.  I have been in and out of counseling for most of my life. I thought it was to handle trauma, but it has become much more than that for...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored authored by local mom and friend of Lafayette Mom, Dr. Melanie Fowler.  Thumb sucking: When Orthodontic Intervention is Needed Babies have natural instincts to suckle, even before they are born. Thumb sucking, or finger sucking,...
Aldi is opening its second location in the Lafayette area in New Iberia on May 5th at 9am! It will be located at 1102 E. Admiral Doyle Dr.  The store will host a ribbon cutting ceremony prior to opening...
We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2022 Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year is :: Alicia Devillier – Green T Lindon – Youngsville, LA {Nominated by: Kasey Ray} Alicia has been my best friend for over 20...
2022 Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year Finalists We received some amazing nominees for our Lafayette Mom Teacher of the Year campaign … nominated by parents, students, colleagues, neighbors, and friends … all who have made a difference in the...
Under the fluorescent lights, I restlessly changed positions in my wrinkled hospital gown, wanting to die. Even for 1 am, it was quiet, insanely quiet. Only the sound of my husband rubbing his hand against my clammy skin and...

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Why I Moved Back to Lafayette After Nearly a Decade

I grew up in Crowley and my husband in Church Point. We both graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2011 and...