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Like many, I never liked the word stepmom. I believe the movie Cinderella really ruined it for us. The evil, nasty, mean woman who married Cinderella’s Dad is definitely not who I am, or was, as a stepmom. So,...
When the country, Louisiana, and subsequently Acadiana shut down over a year ago, all non-essential workers were asked to stay home to decrease the spread of COVID-19.  My husband and I are both "essential" workers and worked during the...
I do not like conflict. I think that's a statement most can relate to. Conflict is awkward. It is emotional. It changes relationships. It can be so easy to just shove aside feelings and ignore issues to preserve the peace between ourselves...
I am going through my babies’ old clothes. I kept boxes and boxes of clothes that were neither stained nor ripped, but also not special enough to keep forever, in boxes in my attic waiting for a friend or sibling...
It was a few months ago. I was speaking to a friend on the phone who was struggling. She wasn't going to be seeing any family for Christmas due to the pandemic and vulnerable ages of her parents and...
Recently I had the privilege of sitting down with a local husband and wife writing team to interview them on the release of their second book. They have written a series of chapter books for children about trolls and...
Dear Mama, I’ve often wondered if I could bring my toddler to the salon to get my nails done. I’m a mom who is single and while my son's dad helps as much as he can, with a weird...
I read a blog the other day that said "there is no trophy" for natural birth. I get what they mean ..... the most important thing is having a healthy baby, right? And there's no trophy for breastfeeding for a year. But,...
I recently binged the PBS Masterpiece series “The Durrells in Corfu” over the past couple of months, and I thoroughly enjoyed the series. It’s a period piece set just before World War II that centers on a widow, Louisa...
One of the latest displays of systemic racism (institutional racism) in Acadiana was not only overt but was shameless and loud. It was a stark reminder that not only does racism exist, but it also persists even after death....

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Welcome Back Lafayette Science Museum, We Missed You!

Have you heard? After a year of being closed, the Lafayette Science Museum is back! (Cue music- *Return of the Mack*) Open Saturdays from...