Karen is a California native who moved to Baton Rouge about three years ago for her husband's job. She loves Louisiana and the only thing she misses about living out west is In-N-Out burgers. Karen has two toddler boys and two teenaged stepsons. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Karen was a Senior Communications Manager for a software company. She earned her Bachelors degree from (don't hold it against her) the University of Southern California, where she graduated Cum Laude. In addition to spending time with her family, Karen enjoys writing, pretending she's good at making crafts and running.

Guarding Your Marriage

I'm a left-leaning Christian from California and I didn't vote for this current Administration. Lately, I've been hearing a lot of hoopla over how Vice President Mike Pence will not dine alone with a...

I Was Mom-Judged for a Facebook Post

Imagine this scenario, if you will. You're a work at home mom. You have 5- and 3-year-old boys who are 100% dirty, messy, stinky boys. Your 5-year-old, a kindergartner, is out of school for...

Love at First Sight :: An International Adoption Story

October, 26th, 2016 started off like any other Monday for my friend Angela. She woke up, made breakfast, saw her husband off to work and got her four kids to their Baton Rouge schools....

My Favorite Websites for Toddlers and PreK Kids

If your kids are anything like mine, they love their screen time. And while I'm fine letting them watch the occasional TV show or movie, I'm not a huge fan of passive entertainment. This is...

Baby’s {and Mommy’s} First Mardi Gras

I thought you guys might find the story of my son's - and my - first Mardi Gras a little funny. You see, I'm a California native who moved to the Baton Rouge area...