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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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Irish Twins

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 am the Woman :: Finding My Groove as a Mother

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” -Osho, Indian Spiritual Teacher, Enlightened Master, All-Around Guru This is a beautiful sentiment, but it’s also a little scary. Scratch that — a LOT scary. The woman […]

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Sorority Life

Sorority Life :: How Being in a Sisterhood Prepared Me for Motherhood

Think of a sorority. Your mind probably pictured a perfectly put together group of young girls with Greek letters across their shirts “woo-ing” with one arm up in the air and solo cups in the other. Am I right?… Most likely. What if I told you that my sorority experience at UL actually provided me […]

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