December 2, 2019152
Momma, Wife, Believer, Ductal Carcinoma Survivor
By Amanda Elliott
“There’s not a world in which it’s possible you have cancer,” my husband said.
I wanted it to be true. At 28 weeks pregnant, I wanted it to be true. Holding his hand through lymphoma treatment, nowhere close to done, I wanted it to be true. Days later I...
November 29, 2019195
By Monica Grizzaffi
The convenience of two-day shipping, curbside pickup, and a five-minute drive to the nearest grocery store in today’s modern lifestyle makes it easy to forget that most of our food comes from somewhere that is usually very far away; sometimes even from another country. When it comes to producing, we are often...
November 28, 2019179
Well-Known Lafayette Native Chef Pays Respect to the Unnamed Deep South Curators of Cuisine
By C.F. Jolivette
Lafayette native and chef, Carolyn Shelton, has charmed kitchens and television studios alike over her near 50-year career. She’s been in the company of Phil Donahue, Dick Gregory, Sylvia Chase, and late New Orleans food...
November 27, 2019114
Brandon J. Alleman, OMP, CEK, HHP, D.PSC
So many people have told me, “I have tried so many different nutrition approaches, and none of them have ever worked.” My response is usually the following question –
“Why do you feel that is?”
Consider a few facts: People think weight loss equates to better health. It...
November 26, 201952
Tips and Product Advice for Healthy Hair During Cooler Winter Weather
By Jennifer Kern Leblanc
As the winter months quickly approach us we always have a tendency to winterize our wardrobes, homes, and even vehicles.
We change up our regimen for our skin, and we change up lotions for our kids as Moms, so why not protect our hair...
November 25, 2019152
Small Traditions to Implement for a Mindful Family During the Holidays
By Abby Meaux Conques
The holiday season can be a downright stressful time, particularly for Moms. Moms tend to end up being the ones to choose all the gifts for the family and children, to get outfits ready for all the different holiday gatherings, and to make...
November 8, 2019467
Tips for Handling the Holiday Season Without Loved Ones
By Abby Meaux Conques with tips provided by Hospice of Acadiana
When I think of the first holiday season without him, I get an immediate feeling to retreat. On a very personal note as an editor, we lost my Dad, my hero, suddenly and unexpectedly, late this summer. Now,...
November 7, 2019213
Are you ready for some football?
By Liz Smith
No matter your team, all people in South Louisiana love one thingTAILGATING! The history of tailgating is said to go back to the early 1900s when people would grill sausages on the “tail end” of their horses. If you have walked around Cajun field or the LSU parade grounds on game...
November 6, 2019229
Preserving Lives and Legacies
By Lisa Hanchey
A 94-year-old man proudly holds up a beautiful book that contains the story of his life. An Acadiana-native 70 years his junior helped him to document his memories just as she has done for many other beloved grandparents.
Olivia Savoie always knew that she wanted to be a writer. Her...