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Deon Sumer

Deon Sumer
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Hi, I’m Deon! I grew up in Zachary, Louisiana and graduated from LSU. I now live in Prairieville. I had my daughter, Evelyn, in the fall of 2018. I’m a member at Istrouma Baptist Church. I love traveling and exploring new places. A plane ticket to anywhere with a rental car waiting for me is a dream vacation. I have a degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in political science. I use my skills to the best of my ability as an advocate for adoptable pets and animal welfare, particularly at Companion Animal Alliance. I have two rescue dogs at home. My daughter’s first word was dog (or ‘gog’). As for my day job, I serve as the Executive Director of a conservative think tank. I spend the majority of my free time in my garden, attempting to master my Canon camera, reading, and walking my daughter through the neighborhood in her wagon.

Goodbye, Instagram

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I deactivated my personal Instagram account for the foreseeable future. You are not about to read another “social media is the devil” post… but you are about to read a “Instagram is the devil” one. Here’s the...

Time Management Advice from Local Single Moms

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I’m dropping time management advice from some of my single mom friends below. Fun fact: I had to remind most of these ladies to text me back two or three times. I guess you can...

Abuse, Twilight, & Frozen

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My best friend Katelyn and I have been discussing Twilight for a couple months now. Twilight was THE teenage romance series, while we were in middle school and high school. It is also a perfect...

How to Help a Mom Through Trauma

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I’ve always been the type of person that had absolutely no idea what to do or say when a loved one was hurting. I’ve always felt absolutely useless in these situations and as if...

I Didn’t Intend to Be This Type of Mom

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“Mommy, read.” As annoying as these words are to hear at bedtime some nights when we’ve already read four books, I still love them deep down. I love that I’m raising a reader. I’ve been...

Natural Birth: Don’t Push (Pun Intended) Your Agenda on Me

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I had a cesarean section to have my daughter in 2018. Though I ended up having an emergency one on a day I didn’t schedule, the original plan was to schedule it because my...

Why I’ve Changed My Mind About Dave Ramsey

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I am former Dave Ramsey enthusiast. I fell in love with his plan, or what he calls his “baby steps” towards financial wellness. They’re sound, they work, and they make sense. I’ve read all...

4 Ways My Toddler and I Work Together To Clean

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Give Your Dogs a Chance

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I’ve never in my life been without a dog. I grew up rescuing dogs. For a good bit of my childhood, I lived right next to a “puppy drop-off” in Pride, Louisiana. Basically, my...

Yes, Another “I’m More Than a Mom” Post

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In February 2018 I just landed an amazing job, bought my own house, just turned 23, felt the most comfortable I ever had in my own skin, and recently retired from competing for Miss...

How Parks and Recreation Made Me a Happier Mom

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Six Miss Louisiana Lessons That Save Me Time and Money as a Single Mom

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I was taught how to do my makeup once when I was 17 by my mentor Carley McCord Ensminger. I still do my makeup the exact same way with almost all the same drugstore...