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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 Louisiana. I felt like things...
When it comes to motherhood, I still consider myself a rookie. My girls are 1 and 3. So, as instructed by thousands of articles, viral social media posts and the old lady at the grocery store, I am enjoying...
I was prepared for everything, except this. When I was pregnant with my son I felt so prepared for everything. My pregnancy was a lot of fun and I felt great the entire 9 months. I read books, took classes,...
I recently got back from my very first beach vacation as a mom … without the help of my parents. That’s right. No grandparents to foot the bill, hold the baby or enthusiastically respond to those constant “play with...
Pregnancy had taken such a toll on me that I thought somehow after my baby was born I would jump out of bed, go eat sushi and have several glasses of wine. Cute. I couldn't even go to the...

An Open Letter to My Son

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Dear little human growing inside me, First, I would like to tell you that I already love you more than I imagined I could love anyone (don’t tell your dad - I love him a lot too). Second, pregnancy sucks. You’ll...
Everyone warned me "nesting" would occur and I would feel the urge to renovate my whole house. I thought, well, this is my natural stage at all times, so it will not affect me. Wrong. Daydreaming about every detail...
Prologue: Following "Baby Registry Saga - Part I," and "Baby Registry Saga - Part II," I'm here to share the lessons learned so far. Lesson 1 Resist temptation and stick to a plan. All things baby are so irresistibly adorable! And nesting...

Live from the Second Trimester

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The second trimester is a roller coaster of its own. At first, I couldn't feel the baby - or at least I couldn't decidedly tell my body's doing from baby's doing. I was so eager to feel the baby move,...
Before I had my child, I had a friend of mine tell me that lunch was her favorite meal. I didn't quite understand that and when we went out to lunch, she was happy about her meal and her...
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Baby Registry Saga – Part II

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Prologue: Following "Baby Registry Saga - Part I," I come here with "Part II" to share with you what I ended up with on my registry. I believe every registry is extremely personal and, especially for us first time moms,...

Baby Registry Saga – Part I

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As a first-time-mom and an expat, I have to admit I am sometimes oblivious to some social rules. For example: baby shower rules. My wonderful friend offered to throw me one. I honestly have no idea what the baby...

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Navigating Your Local Baton Rouge Library

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