Dec. 1, 2014 08:43
She says maybe it’s the predictability of knowing the next bend in the road. But, whatever the case it’s bettering a tough situation. Seth is not alone. Reports of children on the autism spectrum responding to communication with Siri and other technology-based audio communication have been cropping up in the media.
Nov. 25, 2014 10:15
What I will tell my 3 year old about Ferguson The newsfeed today is full of dark. No matter what you believe about what did or didn't happen in Missouri. No matter what you believe the world is full of hate. It's full of hate. Hate. Hate. Hate. Take that as you will. Our world is full of hurt. It's full of pain. On days there are riots. On days there aren't riots. The world is full of pain. Full of it. So, what is it we tell our children today? Mine is 3. (Probably the most I'm telling him on any given day: if you don't eat those apple slices so help me!) But, today and every da
Nov. 21, 2014 03:32
The beauty of social media Tonight I write from home with a sick little boy. Not for real sick. Sick of the hand, foot and mouth variety. I do not write to complain on the health front. He's healthy. Dude is 3 and the world at this age is a germ soup. (Anyone have a 4T hazmat suit?) And this is my life. This is our life oh mothers of children that leave the house. They get sick and then better and then you get sick and then you're all sick. And you're trapped. At home. In the rocking chair. On the couch. With a thermometer in one hand a sippy cup in the other trying every bribe in the
Oct. 31, 2014 06:30
The Super Momma   For Halloween this week I dressed as Super Momma. Because I believe it may just take super hero epic size powers to pull this motherhood thing off on some days. I rocked that cape as a kind of shout out to my mommas in the mommyhood. Here's to you. Here's to the mommas that feel like super heroes because that little girl is finally potty trained and every third night sleeps in her own bed (the whole entire night). Here's to the mommas who work all day and momma all night. Who clean up the puke virus splatter then go to the office and work twice as fast for fear t
Oct. 1, 2014 02:36
  This month begins the biggest drives of the year to stock food pantries and bring hunger to the forefront.   "There are no poor people in Lafayette." Valla Culpepper's heard that one before. But her eyes have seen too much. She knows the statistics don't lie - one in six households in Louisiana at risk for hunger - and after 36 years serving at Lafayette food pantries, she knows there are empty pantries and empty bellies in Acadiana. This month begins the biggest drives of the year to stock food pantries and bring hunger to the forefront. Organizations like FoodNet gather
Sept. 16, 2014 06:43
Jeff Gremillion delivers a touching eulogy, capturing the essence of his longtime friend.   "I did not want to go; [I was a] scaredy cat," Jeff says of being talked into parasailing with Alison circa 2009. "And then they would do this thing where they would 'dip' you. Meaning that after they got you up in the air they would bring you down again and splash you in the water. Again, I said, 'please no.' Of course, we did it anyway. As usual, she was right. It was huge fun." A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday at 1:30 p.m. for Alison Neustrom, Sheriff Mike Neus
Sept. 3, 2014 09:45
Cabaret tackles pregnancy and beyond.   The road to motherhood is paved with good intentions. Intentions that, if those carrying that precious bundle of joy are honest, are enough to feel like labor sans epidural at times. And then when the baby arrives? Well, you know the routine - the most beautiful and sleep-depriving moments of life ensue. Moments that are nothing like the books and advice that paved the way here. Two local moms are putting all that is pregnancy and new motherhood onto the stage in The Bumpy Road: After Birth. The cabaret was sold out in early spring but put on
Aug. 11, 2014 07:40
A powerful PSA on childhood obesity and why the epidemic needs to stop today   In general I try to avoid the overly shared video posts I see on Facebook - one more cute cat video and productivity will be at an all time low for me. However, today I ran across a link to a video of a man having a heart attack and I let my mind take in the message. Click
Aug. 7, 2014 06:51
Style for the little ones at your fav stores Moms love a one stop shop and so when our beloved local retailers for grown ups start with the little style, we take note. New to the fray of children's clothing is Brother's on the Boulevard.   The buyers at Brother's are bringing a preppy punch to the market with Little Brother's and looks like this little crisp plaid button down and khakis. Sky Blue Clothing Company is the newest to join the ranks of grown up stores offering cute pieces for kiddos as they round up vintage wares for girls. 
Aug. 6, 2014 04:41
Back to school free haircut event also collects supplies   On Sunday August 10, Cox Communications, 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette and the Upsilon Rho chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity host the 12th annual Kuts for Kids free haircut event along with Stuff a Backpack. This project is a community effort to provide free haircuts and school supplies to both boys and girls ages 5-14 so they can start the school year with the tools needed for success and feel good about their appearance. Last year's event provided haircuts to 350 children and gave away 500 backpacks o

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