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Erica Tran

Erica Tran
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Erica lives in Kenner with her husband Michael and her three sons, Benjamin, Joshua, and Elijah. After graduating from UL Lafayette with a degree in advertising and landing her dream job, she left her chosen field and now works part time as an administrative assistant for a Catholic retreat movement. She spends the rest of her time at home with her boys, finding lost toys and actively ignoring various messes. In 2019, she self-published her first book, The Sister. There's not a lot of free time between working, reading and writing, and chasing her kids, but in those moments she's usually sprawled on the sofa in casual denial about just how messy her house is.
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Lenten Fish Fry New Orleans

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Disclosure :: the 2024 guide to Lenten fish fries around New Orleans is sponsored by Copeland's and Dennis’ Seafood. If you are looking for a list of the best crawfish in New Orleans, we have...
Easy and Free Family Valentine Tradition

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