Hey out there, my name is Kennie, and this little corner of the blogosphere is Beignet Mamas!
This post is a part of a blog challenge that I’m participating in over at Being A Wordsmith blog.  For today’s post we are introducing ourselves and telling the meaning of our blog’s name, so here goes…

As you may, or may not know, I am originally from New Orleans, LA, but am currently living on the east coast.  I am a wife and working mom to an awesome toddler that I affectionately call Petunia.  My blog name is my way of paying homage to my place of birth (and my most favorite dessert ever), and to one of the most important jobs that I’ve ever had – MOM!

Okay, let’s break this down…  A “Beignet” is a french-style doughnut that’s served warm and drenched in powdered sugar.  Like gumbo, beignets are a New Orleans staple.  I can never take a trip back home without having some.  You can find them at the famous Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter.  See my tribute post to the beignet here.

Now for the “Mamas” part.  Becoming a mom has opened my eyes to a whole new view of the world.  For me, it has been a life changing event that has completely altered my views and beliefs.  Having always been a rather quiet and reserved person, I am still amazed at how this little person has the ability to make me transform into ferocious tiger when it comes to her safety and well-being.  Oh, and I’m also trying to figure out the mystery of how someone so little can make such a big mess.  Leave her in a room unattended for 5 minutes and when you come back you’d think a tornado hit it!

So there you have it, Beignet Mamas!


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