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If you want to start an argument, and clearly I do, start a discussion about spanking. It gets way out of control, way fast. Let me lay a disclaimer here, I was spanked as a child. I did not turn...
When my oldest first started communicating with us, without any words, he would bring whatever he wanted to us and look at us with "open this" or "I want this" eyes. But after a whole lotta speech therapy, he started...
We've all read posts written by women, painfully baring their souls and sharing their runaway fantasies. You know, the ones where they jump on an empty rail car and leave their troubles behind. I watch the train run though...
Every vacation, as far back as I can remember, has been filled with kid-friendly card games during the day (and adult-only games  in the evenings). The beauty of these card games is their ability to spill out over the...
  I know August is often regarded as back to school month, and sometimes dreaded because of the south Louisiana hot temperatures, but it’s also football season. Move over pumpkin spice latte, the real fall MVP is here. We’re sports...

Don’t Quit During Transition

During natural labor when a woman reaches the transition phase, she often feels emotionally ready to give in and expresses a desire to quit. I know for all five of my births, the transition phase is when I asked...
Picture it. Your young child is behaving majestically. There are please's and thank you's, yes and no ma'ams. So, you think to yourself as you walk into Whole Foods, "today will be different. Today, I will teach about self sufficiency....
My husband and I have different family dynamics. I’m one of 4 kids with 13 first cousins; my husband is 1 of 2, with 1 first cousin. In my family, our birthdays, holidays, and sometimes vacations, were full of...
Recently, I have been reflecting and thinking about how great my life is. This sounds very boisterous, but if you talk to me on a daily basis, you would know that I complain about everything. Full-time working mother of...
If you’ve followed me on social media even for a minute, you know that I love a good picture. Heck, if you have ever read one blog post that I have written, you know that I love a good...

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Day Date or Date Night :: Downtown Lafayette Has It All

If you only visit Downtown Lafayette for Festival International or events at the ACA, I bet you didn’t realize there’s quite a lot going...

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