Top 10 Posts of 2021 :: The Best of Lafayette Mom

As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say how much we truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you.

We also wanted to share the 10 most popular blog posts of 2021, determined by page views. They are stories of faith, humor, loss, marriage, motherhood and so much more. We hope you enjoy re-visiting them as much as we did.

Top 10 Posts of 2021 :: The Best of Lafayette Mom

1. A Louisiana Woman’s Hurricane Checklist

With Hurricane Ida brewing in the Gulf, I wanted to remind my other Louisiana Women to be sure to complete their hurricane checklist. No, not the FEMA one, but you can look at that one here. I’m talking about the official unofficial checklist every Louisiana woman processes before a hurricane. Read more… 

2. Recreating Our HelloFresh Favorite :: Beef Bulgogi Meatballs

My family did HelloFresh for about a year before taking a break for the holidays at the end of last year. We’ve tried so many of their recipes and have several favorites. Our absolute favorite is the Beef Bulgogi Meatballs. Tbh, I’d never even heard of “bulgogi” before this recipe. Bulgogi is a Korean BBQ sauce. Read more… 

3. Racism and the Catholic Church in Acadiana – My Experiences

I attend a black church and it is just a normal part of my life. I honestly didn’t think much of it until I had a child, and because of the pandemic, I have been reminded about different types of racism that continue to persist. I have attended several church parishes throughout Lafayette, and I can recall several examples that I myself have experienced racism. Read more… 

4. Nah, We Ain’t Friends

My friendships are extremely important to me. I am extremely proud of my friends and always grateful for their commitment to our friendship. I have friends from every part of my life (beginning from daycare to now). I don’t use the term friend lightly or loosely – my friends are my family. When I sit back and really ponder on my friends, I love and trust them with everything in me. Read more… 

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5. Fun Summer Activities In and Around Lafayette That Won’t Break the Bank

My goodness, kids are expensive! I mean, I love them with all my heart, but those little jokers sure do cost a lot. These costs can build up especially fast during the summer when kids are home from school and mom’s patience is at its end. Here are some fun and cheap activities available around town to save your sanity … and pocketbook. Read more… 

6. I Regret Breastfeeding

Going into all three of my pregnancies, I felt an extreme desire and pressure to breastfeed. I deeply wanted to be a champ. I deeply wanted that connection with my baby. I prayed about it before I was ever a mom. I know people say things like, “fed is best” but I genuinely believed, and pretty much still believe, that people say that just keep the mamas from losing it. Read more…


7. I Purposefully Only Want One Baby :: Embracing One and Done

It is such a controversial statement, especially living in southwest Louisiana. Almost worse than saying you want no kids. You don’t say it out loud, in case someone unplanned will hear you. Confessing it in an anonymous forum is better than letting people you know hear it from your lips. Read more… 

8. RSV is No Joke

Our first run in with RSV was when my oldest son was 26 months old — so he was a little over 2. He started with a cough, then a low grade fever, then a positive swab for RSV. He was sick but not SUPER sick. It wasn’t until the third night or so that the breathing really became affected. Read more… 

9. Losing Myself in Motherhood is Ruining My Marriage

Lately, though, trying to be the best mom for my kids is ruining my marriage. I’ve put my kids first so often that I have forgotten about myself, which most of us do, but also I am forgetting about my husband. We have become roommates more than a team, a couple, or husband and wife. Read more…


10. Our Infertility Journey to Rainbow Baby Evie

We learned so much about infertility and the many layers that come along with that journey. We learned with each pregnancy. Our first pregnancy and loss lasted well over 20 weeks. Our second pregnancy was much shorter than the first. Our third pregnancy resulted in our rainbow baby Evangeline. Read more… 

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From all of us at Lafayette Mom, THANK YOU for reading and we wish you a Happy New Year! 


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