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Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Valentine’s Day (like all holidays in my case) is creeping up quickly. My husband is impossible to buy for and our time together is very limited between demanding careers and little kids. We’ve found it’s easier to have fun experiences together than to give each other gifts. Dinner and a movie are great but can […]

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Why It’s Worth the Trip to New Orleans to Go to Celebration in the Oaks

I’ve lived in Baton Rouge my entire life and have somehow managed not to make it to Celebration in the Oaks until this year. While I am positive I would have enjoyed it in years past because I love Christmas, it really was something special with little ones. Here’s why you should make the trip to NOLA […]

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2017 Baton Rouge Family Friendly Holiday Events Guide

Disclosure :: this guide is brought to you courtesy of our sponsors Associates in Pediatric Dentistry and Manship Theatre. As the Baton Rouge holiday season is upon us, we want to shop, see lights, make gingerbread houses and so much more! Make sure to add these exciting events happening in and around the Baton Rouge area […]

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Festivals Acadiens et Créoles :: Family Fun is Just an Hour Away!

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Festivals Acadiens et Créoles. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles :: Family Fun is Just an Hour Away! Growing up in Lafayette, there’s always one festival my family makes sure to attend, sometimes with my old(ish) grandma in tow. That’s right; this festival is easy enough to do with your grandma […]

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Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Event Guide 2017

Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events Guide 2017 Disclosure :: this guide is brought to you courtesy of our sponsors The Baton Rouge Clinic and Associates in Pediatric Dentistry. Scarves, pumpkin spice aromas and all things fall are about to make their appearances, and we have the events to go with them! We’ve compiled an amazing list of […]

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Summer Festivals

2017 Louisiana Summer Festival Roundup

In Louisiana, we take every opportunity to celebrate something with food and music all while braving the summer heat and call it a festival. Celebrating oysters, Cajun music, and much more, here are the summer festivals in and around the Baton Rouge area for you and your family to enjoy! June 2-3 :: Smoked Meat Festival – Ville Platte – The […]

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Mom’s Guide to September {Baton Rouge Family-Friendly Events}

It’s safe to say that this summer has been a rough one for the Greater Baton Rouge area. With that in mind, we gladly welcome September, along with the hopes of less heat and absolutely no rain. We also welcome the start of Fall activities! We have gathered our favorite family-friendly events in the Baton Rouge area […]

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2016 Best Red Stick Dad Winner!!

We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2016 Best Red Stick Dad is :: Beau Ellerbee {Nominated by :: Megan Ellerbee} In 2010, just before we got engaged, my husband Beau completely and permanently lost his vision due to Diabetic Retinopathy. For the next five years, he struggled to learn how to live […]

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Louisiana Blueberries: Where to Pick Them and What to Do With Them {Recipes Included}

Blueberries are in season and bountiful in south Louisiana! The Baton Rouge area is blessed to have many orchards around that will allow families to pick their own Louisiana blueberries, which makes for a fun and fruitful outing with the kids. Tips From a Seasoned Louisiana Mom on Picking Blueberries Call the farm ahead of […]

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