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Lisa

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Lisa is a 29-year-old Baton Rouge area native. After high school, she applied for and auditioned with New York University’s Theatre Education program. Before she heard if she was accepted, she met the man of her dreams and never opened the letter from NYU! She instead remained close to home and attended LSU. In 2007 she married Daniel, a fire fighter. In 2010 she gave birth to their daughter Ava Elise, and then in 2013, she gave birth to their second daughter, Emmeline Margaret. They have suffered the loss of five pregnancies, which has helped shape their goals and ideas as parents. Lisa’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her family any chance she can. She practices gentle parenting and natural living. Her hobbies include cooking and decorating for any holiday. You will often find her and her family at festivals, parades, and any event with a good Swamp Pop band playing. She is an active member of the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Engaged Encounter community, which holds retreats for engaged couples to help them be better prepared for marriage. More than anything, Lisa loves to laugh and smile and give glory to God.

Prayers for My Children

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Dear sweet child, as I rock you to sleep I pray for you. As I watch you run and play, I pray for you. As I wipe your tears, I pray for you. When...

A Family Guide to Visiting Baton Rouge with Kids

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Baton Rouge is often the forgotten little sister to the big easy, New Orleans, just down the muddy Mississippi River. But the “Red Stick” has a lot to offer locals and visitors alike. We...

These Tiny Fingers

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Its 2:30 a.m. Molly (my 5 month old) is waking for the third time tonight already. She’s not sick. She is not in a growth spurt. Her diaper is clean and she’s not too...

My Redeeming Birth

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After the traumatic birth of my first daughter, I desired a birth where I was in control of my care, with the support of people who believe that pregnancy and labor are not medical...

Five Questions You Never Ask A Mom

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Every time I have a baby, I am asked questions that make me scratch my head. But with the birth of my latest baby, I have been asked questions that just down right confuse...

6 Tips to Prepare for Natural Delivery

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While I am no birth expert, I have had 2 (almost 3) medicine-free, natural deliveries. (I say almost because after 8.5 hours of pitocin-induced labor, I got an epidural 17 minutes before I delivered...

Supporting Your Spouse

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I’m sure most of us have heard the bible verse from Ephesians 5:24.  Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. I had never given the verse...

Missing the Pregnancy Glow

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Before I ever got pregnant, even married for that matter, I dreamed of what it would be like to be pregnant. I just knew it was going to be one of the greatest times...

4th of July Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

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A few years ago, I (as a new mom of one) hosted a little potluck pool party for some mommy friends and their tots. One of my friends showed up to my house, with...

Surviving a Shift Working Spouse

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Let me first start by saying, my husband is one of those amazing spouses. He will help out anywhere that is needed (even diaper duty!) without much of a grumble. And he (usually!) never...

Asking About Your Child’s Day

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About 6 months ago, my then 3-year old surprised my husband and I. We had just sat down to dinner and finished our prayer. Out of the blue she looked at Daniel and said,...

The Mommy Doctor: Getting a “Second Opinion”

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It is so hard to see our kids sick. We just want so badly for them to feel better and feel better quick! So what is our instinct…rush to the doctor. However, most of...