Fall into Family Fun in Baton Rouge :: 75+ Ideas for Baton Rouge Family Fun

Are you looking for things to do with kids in Baton Rouge this fall? We are taking you straight through the alphabet with over 75 ideas and activities that are perfect for Baton Rouge family fun this Fall. If you need kid-friendly things to do in Baton Rouge, we have you covered. There is everything from indoor Baton Rouge family fun to weekend day trips, all pre-approved by our team here at Red Stick Mom! Whether you live in Baton Rouge or are traveling to Baton Rouge with kids, there is plenty to do in this friendly Louisiana city with the family. Happy Fall!

Fall family fun with kids in Baton Rouge

Fall into Family Fun in Baton Rouge :: 75+ Ideas and Activities for Baton Rouge Family Fun this Fall


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9th Annual Baton Rouge Maker Faire 

Celebrate creative creations at this year’s Baton Rouge Maker Faire on Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.! Join us Fall Fun Events in Baton Rouge For Familiesat the Main Library at Goodwood for a gathering of people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for “makers” to demonstrate hobbies, 9th Annual Baton Rouge Maker Faire experiments, projects, and more! This family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness is something you won’t want to miss! Also, check out Makerspace programs at selected Library branches during the week of October 10-14!

Our 9th Annual Maker Faire will shine a special spotlight on sustainability. Share your upcycling project with us! Send us a before and after photo, and we’ll feature them at this year’s Maker Faire! Upload your pics at ebrpl.co/upcycle, or email them to [email protected] along with your name and a brief description of your project. Upcycling is the process of transforming waste into something new. Upcycling can be any creative re-use or repurposing that gives new life to old stuff, such as plastic bottle planters, a pallet sofa, a quilt made out of old t-shirts, or magazine collages. We can’t wait to see your upcycled creations!

Would you like to participate as a Maker in this year’s Maker Faire?  Visit batonrouge.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/ to get started!

For more information, visit us online at batonrouge.makerfaire.com.


Ascension Parish Library

You’ve spent all summer exploring with the kids, now cozy into Fall, the season’s flavors, and get some close FREE Family Fun Baton Rougeencounters with nature! From birds to goats and chickens, and cats and dogs – make plans to learn about animals and adoption with Ascension Parish Library (APL). Play a life-size game of Candy Land, create some dessert imposters, and let your teens learn to ‘cook’ their snacks. Plus, our Storytimes return for the Fall!

APL is committed to providing lifelong learning for all ages through traditional services, digital materials, and innovative programs.

Moms, we didn’t forget about you! Join us each month for coffee/tea and crafts. Take a moment for yourself and make a wreath, a confetti bowl, and a holiday ornament.

Check out APL’s Library of Things, a collection of learning and activity kits, including a telescope, board games, educational STEAM kits, and more. Or borrow one of our Adventure Passes. APL is the first library in the capital region to partner with multiple organizations to create a collection of free family-friendly entertainment passes with access to local and regional museums

Baton Rouge FREE museum admission Visit myAPL.org to take advantage of all the fun, free, family-friendly programs to help you read, learn, and create!


Baton Rouge Clinic

It may not be cool yet, but the smell of pumpkin spice and the sounds of football are in the air. Fall is upon us, and The Baton Rouge Clinic is here for you and your family.Fall into Family Fun in Baton Rouge

As the premier multi-specialty clinic in the region, The Baton Rouge Clinic offers a comprehensive range of outstanding medical services for every member of your family. For over 75 years, The Baton Rouge Clinic has been committed to caring for generations of families in our communities. With 21 pediatricians, 39 internists, numerous specialties, an on-site lab and radiology, and Urgent Care open 7 days a week, The Baton Rouge Clinic has everything to keep you and your family happy and healthy this fall. For more information and to view our services, please visit our website: www.batonrougeclinic.com.

 


Fall into Family Fun in Baton Rouge :: 75+ Ideas and Activities for Baton Rouge Family Fun this Fall

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Alex Box Stadium :: Join college baseball’s greatest fans to cheer on LSU’s six-time national champions. There’s a playground inside and kids are invited to run the bases after Sunday games.*

Andonie Museum :: Located on LSU’s campus, the Andonie Museum tells the story of LSU Athletics. Young and old alike can explore and discover hundreds of pieces of memorabilia and artifacts exhibiting the history, traditions, and nostalgia of LSU.

Atchafalaya Basin :: A huge swamp containing almost one million acres, the Atchafalaya basin is also home to an eighteen mile long bridge. If the view from the bridge isn’t exciting enough for your family, boat tours are available through several companies. You can find a list here.

Adventure Pass :: Check out an Adventure Pass from Ascension Parish Library! The Adventure Pass Collection allows you to visit local and regional museums and nature centers. Passes are available to residents who are age 17 or older with a library card in good standing. They have partnered with The National World War II Museum, Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and USS Kidd Veteran’s Museum and more!

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Barnhill Preserve :: Enjoy extraordinary personalized and engaging experiences that ignite a lifelong passion for wildlife and conservation. Check out their pumpkin patch presale for the fall, happening every Saturday and Sunday from September 24th through October 31

Bass Pro Shop :: A destination for hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear located in Denham Springs. Check out their museum, animal displays, aquarium, and entertainment center.

Blackwater Conservation Area :: It opened in 2002 and is one of BREC’s renowned conservation areas. The naturalized park offers two large fishing lakes, nature trails and pavilion with restrooms. The trees on the 57.48 acre site represent native species such as: Bald Cypress, Tupelo Gum, Cottonwood, River Birch, Red Mulberry, Persimmon, Pines and Oaks. Catch their Woods Walk Series!

Blue Bayou {Warm Weather Only} :: Grab the floaties, lather up with sunscreen and take the whole family for an exciting summer getaway in the sun.*

Bluebonnet Swamp :: BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 103-acre facility featuring nature programs and environmental education including educational group tours, live animal encounters, holiday and summer day camps, toddler activities, birding walks, field trips and special events. Don’t miss their Swamp Flashlight Nights!

Blue Zoo :: Our mission is to educate and inspire in a fun, hands-on environment! Touch and feed stingrays, birds and reptiles! Experience sharks, an octopus, clownfish, seahorses, jellyfish and angelfish! Play on multiple water tables and a pirate ship! Come join the fun!Fall Fun with kids in Baton Rouge at the Burden Corn Maze

Botanical Gardens :: Baton Rouge is lucky to have two botanical gardens: the LSU AgCenter gardens at Burden Museum and the BREC Botanical Gardens at Independence Park. Both feature walking trails and are open to the public daily. The LSU AgCenter also features a Children’s Garden. Don’t miss the Corn Maze at Burden as they open the fields and crank up the tractors to usher in the Fall season with some safe crazy mazy outdoor fun during Corn Maze Fridays and Corn Maze Saturdays in 2022!

Bowling :: enjoy any of the local bowling alleys: All Star LanesPremier Lanes Entertainment Center, and Red Stick Social.

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Camp Istrouma :: A retreat center and summer camp located 10 miles northeast of Baton Rouge. The camp features 162 acres of magnificent south Louisiana natural woodlands including nature trails and a large lake. The camp is owned and operated by the United Methodist Church.

Cabela’s :: A destination for hunting, fishing, and outdoor gear located in Gonzales.  Check out the incredible animal displays and aquarium.

Celebration Station :: Fun for the whole family! Celebration Station features arcade games, batting cages, go-karts, miniature golf, small rides, and pizza.

Center Stage Performing Arts Academy :: The only comprehensive studio in the area providing students with training in various styles of dance, acting, voice, musical theatre, and instrumentation.

Chuck E. Cheese :: Our family fun center offers diverse menu options, skill-level arcade games and in-store performances for everyone to enjoy. On the hunt for the perfect birthday party destination? Celebrate at Chuck E. Cheese with pizza, cake and all the games you can play!

City-Brooks Community Park :: nestled between LSU and Mid-City, City Park is over 150 acres and features a large playground, dog park, tennis center, golf course, art gallery, and splash pad. There’s plenty of room for a picnic under the sprawling oaks.

Civil Axe Throwing :: Hoping to channel your inner lumberjack while learning an exciting new sport? Then grab your friends (14 and older) and check out this premier axe throwing facility in Baton Rouge!

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Defy Air Park :: Enjoy trampolines, parkour, ninja obstacle course, zip-line, dodgeball, basketball dunking, stunt fall, aerial silks, slack-lines, tramp wall, air-track, birthday parties, and more! Extreme Air Sports is what they do best!

Denham Springs Main Street :: captures small town America with its antique and arts district. Several festivals are held throughout the year as well.  Be sure to stop in one of the delicious cafes or coffee shops while you’re out and about. Visit their Fallfest on October 1st!

Downtown Baton Rouge family fun :: the perfect place to walk around, explore, play and eat while you take in the sights of the grand Mississippi River.

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Electric Depot :: where the vibrant and vintage character of Mid City comes to life, each and every day and night. What’s the vibe? Electric. How will you explore? For families, friends and colleagues alike, the opportunities are endless.

Etoufee at The Chimes :: Crawfish Etoufee is a classic Louisiana Dish and The Chimes is the perfect place to get it. Whether you visit the original location near LSU or Chimes East on Coursey, you’ll be pleased by the casual vibe–and don’t worry, it’s loud enough that no one will bat an eye at your noisy toddler!

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Fall Family fun with kids in Baton Rouge with pumpkins

Forest Community Park :: Located on South Harrell’s Ferry, this huge park features walking trails as well as a playground, splash pad, dog park, fishing pond, tennis center, and softball fields.

Fountainbleu State Park :: Take a drive to Mandeville and find the perfect escape for a day trip or weekend. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy the trails, playground, and variety of camping options!

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Global Wildlife Center {Worth the Drive} :: Located about an hour from Baton Rouge, Global Wildlife Center is home to over 3000 animals. Come face to face with the roaming animals on a guided safari tour.

Greenwood Community Park :: This hidden gem in Baker features a lake, cafe, golf course, disc golf, playground, splash pad, tennis center, dog park, and hiking areas and trails.

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Highland Road Park and Observatory :: Run by LSU, the observatory offers a Science Academy for 8-12 year olds as well as a summer day camp for kids 6-13. Kids may also enjoy the evening sky viewings on Saturdays from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Hilltop Aboretum :: Kids age 4-10 can learn about nature and gardening through youth programs, or the whole family can come to enjoy a leisurely stroll or picnic (even leashed dogs are welcome). The grounds are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk and admission is free.

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Indian Mounds-LSU :: The LSU Indian Mounds date back more than 5,000 years and are some of the oldest Native American mounds found in Louisiana. This Children’s Activity Book is designed around the newest display of the LSU Museum of Natural Science. This new exhibit, entitled “Ancient Mounds and Artifacts,” tells you the story of the LSU Indian Mounds and teaches you some basic facts about Louisiana’s Native Americans.

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Jellystone Park {Worth the Drive} :: Located about an hour from Baton Rouge, this campground features two swimming pools, two lakes, canoes, kayaks, paddleboats, kayaks, playgrounds, mini-golf, athletic facilities, and a video arcade. Tent and RV campsites are available as well as cabins.

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Kayak the LSU Lakes {Warm Weather Only} :: Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard from LSU UREC to get a better view of one of Baton Rouge’s greatest treasures.

Kidz Korner Playland :: The only playground in our area designed specifically for children with special needs, this park is fun for kids of all abilities.

Knock Knock Children’s Museum :: Visit the interactive, hands-on “Learning Zones,” designed to create teachable moments that will connect children’s every day experiences to learning.

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Learn to swim with one of the many options for swimming lessons in Baton Rouge!*

Library Grab and Geaux Crafts :: East Baton Rouge has an amazing library system and children’s grab and geaux crafts are located at most branches every week. Check the calendar for fun, fall-themed craft dates and details, as well as other events! Do you prefer to visit an Ascension Parish Library? Check out all of their Fall family fun HERE!

Live After Five :: Fridays from September 16-October 28. Your favorite community concert series will run 6 Fridays this fall! Join us in Rhorer Plaza, the stage between the library and Louisiana’s Old State Capitol on North Boulevard, and get ready to clock out and rock out!

Louisiana Arts and Science Museum :: Educational entertainment for visitors of all ages! On the first Sunday of every month LASM offers free admission to the children’s gallery.

LSU Sports :: Football isn’t the only sport that’s fun to watch live! Check out other sports like volleyball, basketball, and more!

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Magnolia Ridge Adventure Park :: Located just north of Baton Rouge in Ethel, this is South Louisiana’s largest zipline park, with featuring 32 acres of beautiful creekfront property.Fall Family fun with kids in Baton Rouge at the Corn Maze at Burden

Main Event :: Join us for over 49,000 square feet of FUN, games, food, and excitement – it’s all here at Main Event! Our commitment to safety doesn’t stop at cleaning and sanitizing, it also includes a promise to communicate.

Magnolia Mound Plantation :: Tour the main house, which dates to 1791, and surrounding buildings and grounds. Summer and holiday day camps are available.

Manship Theatre :: Baton Rouge’s premier non-profit theatre venue for theatre, film, music, dance and performing arts.

Mike the Tiger :: Visit LSU’s live Bengal tiger mascot in his 15,000 square foot habitat. Leave Fido at home–Mike’s a little feisty.

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch :: Fall is here and the pumpkins are growing bountifully! Mrs. Heather is inviting everybody to come! Join in the fun and come out to the patch from September 24 – November 6, 2022, $9 per child, CASH ONLY. Located at 31458 Hwy 43, Albany, LA 70711, Mrs. Heather’s has been a great attraction and place for kids as well as adults for more than decades in the Hammond & Albany area.

Mudpies and Masterpieces :: Look no further for one of a kind art birthday party for your littles. They can do anything from a snoball to Ninja Turtle to Queen Elsa. Painting parties and fun!

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Natchez Boat Cruise {Worth the Drive} ::Just an hour southeast of Baton Rouge, enjoy a ride on the Mighty Mississippi while listening to jazz music and viewing the New Orleans skyline.

NewSong Community Church Pumpkin Patch :: Located in Prairieville (just 2 miles past Blue Bayou), the annual Pumpkin Patch this year and is DOUBLING IN SIZE! Dates are from Sept 26 – Oct 30, and will be open Monday – Saturday from 9:00am – 6:00pm and on Sundays from 12:00pm – 6:00pm. There will be many attractions including several pieces of vintage playground equipment, a giant tractor tire sandbox, cornhole, giant hopscotch, and more!

New State Capitol :: Tour the tallest building in Baton Rouge and the tallest capital in the US. See where Huey P. Long was shot. Run the steps. Explore the gardens. A real treat for any age.

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Old Governor’s Mansion :: After visiting the Old State Capital, walk on down to learn more about the governors who lived here and ruled Louisiana. Kids love learning about Huey’s secret passageway!

Old Hickory Railroad  :: Get back to a time where railroads connected our country by taking a 6.2 mile ride commemorating the Clinton and Port Hudson Railroad in Jackson, LA.

Old State Capitol :: A medieval fortress on the outside with spiraled staircase and an amazing stained glass dome on the inside houses the storied history of Louisiana’s flamboyant political history.

Outlet Shopping :: Hit up Tanger Outlet Mall in Gonzales.

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Painting and Pinot :: Don’t miss their themed Mommy & Me classes where parents can help their children paint a masterpiece!

Pennington Planetarium :: Revel in the wonders of the universe inside this 60 ft. domed theater located at LASM Art and Science museum.

Pentagon Barracks :: The Pentagon Barracks is a complex of buildings located at the corner of State Capitol Drive and River Road on the grounds of the state capitol. The site was used by the Spanish, French, British, Confederate States Army, and United States Army and was part of the short-lived Republic of West Florida. When in use as a military post, the Pentagon Barracks was visited by such notable figures as Zachary Taylor, George Custer, Jefferson Davis, and Abraham Lincoln.

Perkins Road Park :: This action packed BREC facility features a skate park, BMX track, rock-climbing tower, and (recently shaded) playground for younger children.

Perkins Rowe :: One stop for shopping, dining, movies and seasonal music concerts.

Playmakers :: Introduce your child to the arts by attending these kid friendly plays. You will not be disappointed.

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Quack quack! See the ducks at the LSU Lakes :: Start your morning with feeding the ducks! Here are some great things to feed ducks and geese.

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Pumpkin Patches in Baton Rouge Raising Cane’s River Center :: The Raising Cane’s River Center is home of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Ballet and the Broadway in Baton Rouge. Check out their upcoming events!

Red Stick Farmers Market :: Shop local farmers while teaching your kids where their food comes from and the importance of buying locally every Saturday morning til 1:00pm. Step inside the adjacent Main Street Market to grab breakfast or lunch!

Rural Life Museum :: The LSU Rural Life Museum is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of materials from the cultures of 18th and 19th century rural Louisianans. Don’t miss their Harvest Day as well as Haints, Haunts, and Halloween this fall!

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with goodies from Bonjour, Sweet Society, Mr. Milkshake, or The Yard!

Sherwood Forest Indoor Playground :: Featuring a walking track, fitness center, and, most importantly, a fenced play area, this BREC facility is gloriously air-conditioned, making it a perfect retreat for summer months and rainy days.

Snowballs {Warm Weather Only} :: A sticky Louisiana summer isn’t complete without an equally sticky snoball! Our favorites are Sweety’s, Way Cool, and Snoman*

Southern Football :: Catch a game and see the world-renowned Human Jukebox! Get the 2022 schedule, ticket information, and all the latest news on the Jaguars!

Splash around at one of Baton Rouge’s many splash pads and places to have fun in the water!*

St. Francisville {Worth the Drive} :: This small town sits just north of Baton Rouge but feels like a step back in time. Whether you go for the local shopping, to commune with nature, or to eat at the mouthwatering Magnolia Cafe, you’re sure to enjoy a day in St. Francisville.

St. Joseph’s Cathedral :: A landmark in Catholicism in south Louisiana. This beautiful church dates to 1853 and is is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Tickfaw State Park {Worth the Drive} :: Only 45 minutes from Baton Rouge, this beautiful state park offers easy trails, playgrounds, a nature center, and several camping options.

Tiger Stadium :: Fall in Baton Rouge means football! Cheer on LSU’s Fighting Tigers with 100,320 of your closest friends.

Tin Roof Brewing Co. :: Baton Rouge’s largest craft brewery produces a variety of delicious beers and serve them in a comfortable setting. We look forward to sharing one of our beers with you soon.

Tony’s Seafood Market :: A Baton Rouge institution, this place has been family-owned for moreVisit LSU This Fall in Baton Rouge than fifty years and has the best live and boiled seafood in town.

Top Golf :: A sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. Paired with an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music.

Trader Joe’s :: Kids are important customers at Trader Joe’s! There are pint-size shopping carts, free samples, stickers, suckers, and a stuffed Mike The Tiger hiding somewhere among the shelves.

Tunica Hills {Worth the Drive} :: Located in Clark Creek Natural Area just an hour north of Baton Rouge, you will find incredible trails, waterfalls, and hikes perfect for any nature lover.

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Unleash Fido at Raising Cane’s Dog Park :: This is a great no-leash area right next to the playground at City-Brooks Community Park.

Uptown Climbing :: Louisiana’s largest indoor rock climbing gym with 10,000+ square feet of climbing for all skills. Plus Fitness, Yoga, Parties, and more.

Urban Air Adventure Park :: Located in Denham Springs, you can take your kids’ birthday party to the next level or spend a day of fun with the family. See why they’re more than just a trampoline park!

USS Kidd :: This retired Navy destroyer served through two eras of conflict and is now a floating museum. Kids can even camp aboard overnight!

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Volunteer as a family through one of the many programs set up by Volunteers of America.

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Walk the Mall of Louisiana :: enjoy the shops, food court, indoor playground, carousel, and more!

Whole Foods :: Here you can establish healthy eating habits from an early age by grocery shopping as a family. Whole Foods provides kid friendly recipes, budget and meal planning tips, and ways to get kds excited about healthy snacks.

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“Xtreme” sports at BREC’s Perkins Road Community Park :: amenities include the skate park and BMX Raceway, a rock climbing wall, a community playground, tennis court and walking, skating and biking trails. BREC’s BMX Raceway hosts birthday parties as well as sanctioned USABMX races.

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Young Chef’s Academy :: This is a wonderful way to introduce the art of cooking to any young chef. They offer birthday parties, camps, and special events. They even offer gift certificates, which is a perfect gift for that kid who has everything.

YMCA :: There’s bound to be one close to you no matter where you live. The YMCA offers monthly memberships as well as seasonal sporting activities and summer camps for non-members. Many local companies even offer discounted  memberships. Check them out for all your family fitness needs.

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Zoo Events This Fall for Kids in Baton Rouge Zoo :: No need to drive all the way to New Orleans to enjoy zoo animals. The Baton Rouge Zoo, located just a few minutes north in Baker, is the perfect size to see a variety of animals in just one visit. Enjoy Brew at the Zoo and Boo at the Zoo this fall!

Zachary :: It’s the best of both worlds: a small town only minutes from the big city. Read more about why we love Zachary here.

*These activities may be seasonal. Please check their sites for dates.

 

 

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Jenny is originally from Kenner, LA, and considers herself a New Orleans girl at heart. She moved to Pineville in 2004 to attend college where she met her funny and always entertaining husband Brandon. Together they relocated to Baton Rouge almost 10 years ago and married in 2008. They added their joyful daughter Salem to the crew in April 2014, blue-eyed son Declan in July 2015, and baby Liesel in 2019 and now live in Zachary. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from LSU and has previously done some freelance writing. She now works full-time for the State of Louisiana. She and her family enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh and being a part of their church community. She loves wandering around Target, drinking coffee, watching HGTV, having people over and making any kind of craft.

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