Author Archive | Sarah Keating

Happy May Day!

For Mamas Searching for Answers

I see you, Mama, with your precious boy with the long eyelashes and beautiful smile. He says “Hello” and “Yes Ma’am” and even says grace before his meals. He gives bear hugs and sweet kisses and tells you how much he loves you. He apologizes for keeping you up at night and fixes breakfast for […]

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Pacque-ing {A Cajun Easter Tradition}

South Louisiana is known for some weird traditions. At Christmastime, we let Madame Grands Doigts — a witch with long fingers — come into our home to deliver goodies into stockings hung by the chimney with care. We boil and eat something literally called a MudBug. We made Mardi Gras a “thing,” and we chase […]

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Mommin’ Irish Twins {My Top 10 Tips & Tricks}

My first two children were born 12 months apart. You know what they call that?  Irish Twins Oh we have the luck o’ the Irish in our blood.  Walking around wearing a baby, while holding a baby, is a tough gig. You have TWO kids in diapers, TWO kids nursing or taking bottles, TWO kids […]

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I Ain’t No Mardi Gras Mama

As a child in South Louisiana, my family didn’t Mardi Gras too much. We usually went to one parade besides our shoe-box-float school parade. We picked up some boudin, drank some Coke, and ate some king cake. C’est tout fini.  As I entered into young adulthood, ERRRRRRYBODY LOOOOOOVED Mardi Gras. They were naked wasted at […]

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A Day in the Life :: When My Children Learned the True Meaning of Emergency

Like all Mamas of Littles, this Mama hears a lot of screaming during her day. Like a lot. Blood-curdling, horror-movie-caliber screams. Screaming because brother put his feet on her chair. Screaming because Sister ate the last Cheeto. Screaming because sister took her toy and won’t give it back. And with each scream comes my reply, […]

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Do You Storytime? An Ode to Ms. Meredith

Tuesday mornings begin like most other mornings: 2016 wakes us up, we drink our coffee and start cooking oatmeal for the other three. 2012 and 2015 are up next, followed shortly by 2013. They sit and eat in groggy silence. Baby needs a bottle. 2012 and 2013 get dressed for school, and 2015 cries because […]

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Not Ya MawMaw’s RiceNGravy

Rice and gravy is a staple in every Cajun household. As a matter of fact, it’s basically one word here: ricengravy, and it’s one of my sure-thing meals when the kids have a picky streak. It’s made by browning meat in a pan over and over again, all the while deglazing (using liquid to help […]

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