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Perspectives in Parenting

Lafayette, LA parents

As a mom in Lafayette, LA, sometimes you crave connection with other local parents to get their thoughts, perspectives and opinions about raising children in Acadiana. The perspectives in parenting section of Lafayette Mom provides a place for readers to discover what other families are thinking about a variety of topics facing parents today.

Needless to say, there are various perspectives on parenting and living in Lafayette, LA with kids. The goal of Lafayette Mom is to provide an online platform where all opinions are safe and respected and open for healthy discussion. Lafayette Mom is designed to provide helpful and timely resources for parents in Lafayette, as well as an outlet for local moms to share their opinions and voices.

Within the perspectives in parenting section, readers will discover numerous stories and insight about day-to-day life in Lafayette, LA with kids. Lafayette Moms are honest, authentic and transparent. They are willing to share their parenting journey with readers to ensure that no mom feels like she is alone in her journey. Whether it’s discussing divorce or raising kids without the presence of your own mother, no topic or conversation is off limits.

It wouldn’t be an accurate perspectives in parenting section without the acknowledgment that there are highs and lows for all moms in Lafayette, LA. Whether it’s moving through the muck of marriage with your partner or grieving the loss of a child, we truly believe that the easiest parenting path includes a close knit community of moms. There is very little that we haven’t covered at Lafayette Mom; heck we are even here to tell you about why your weight is the least interesting thing about you.

The team of writers at Lafayette Mom discuss all the important things that Lafayette, LA moms need to know, like why your kids should see a pediatric dentist and when your kids need intervention for thumb sucking.

With a team of more than 20 local moms writing for Lafayette Mom, we pride ourselves on being the premier parenting resource for raising kids in Lafayette, LA. If there’s a resource that your family is looking for and you can’t find it, we hope you will let us know.

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I love libraries. I think their role and purpose in our communities cannot be overstated. Access to information is a right and privilege that we never think twice about, and our local libraries are catalysts for increased knowledge on...
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I have always been a firm “maybe” on gender roles. As the oldest of three kids, myself and two younger brothers, my parents just tried to survive parenting (as we all are these days). My middle brother and I...
Maybe I made this decision more complicated than it needed to be, but I was really torn. My heart was saying "no, don't go through with the circumcision, leave him intact" but my head was reminding me of this...
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