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In and Around Baton Rouge

in and around Baton Rouge With Kids

Baton Rouge is a big place that offers both the fun of a college campus (Geaux Tigers) and the amenities of a city. There’s a lot to see in and around Baton Rouge. Even if you’ve lived here all your life, there’s still a lot to discover in Louisiana’s capital.

If you’re leaving the house, there’s a good bet that Red Stick Mom has your activity covered, from indoor playgrounds to parks to restaurants to the events that everyone in Baton Rouge is talking about.

At Red Stick Mom, we have family fun in Baton Rouge for all seasons covered, as well as creative ideas for every member of the family. Our team of more than 25 Baton Rouge moms is always looking for activities, events, and inspiration for everything from how to host the perfect Baton Rouge birthday party for kids to hidden gems in Baton Rouge.

Each year, we publish an extensive list of summer camps options in and around Baton Rouge, keeping you informed about all of the best childcare choices for your Baton Rouge family. We’ve got an eye on the local Baton Rouge schools, helping parents make the best decision for their students. We’ll even help you find the best swim lessons in Baton Rouge.

Our writers live in and around Baton Rouge, so we’ve got a lot of experience finding the best things about living in Baton Rouge with kids. We’ve made it through countless weather events like the 2016 floods together and will always connect Baton Rouge moms to one another for assistance and support.

We know that living in Baton Rouge means choosing from a variety of neighborhoods and lifestyles, and we are here for it all. No matter where you live in Baton Rouge, and no matter where your kids go to school in Baton Rouge … Red Stick Mom is here to make life in Baton Rouge with kids easier and more fun!

The 2022 Guide to Baton Rouge Holiday Events Are you visiting Baton Rouge with kids or looking for fun things to do with kids in the Baton Rouge area? The holiday season in Baton Rouge is beyond joyful for families; there are dozens of holiday events for families in the area! ‘Tis the season to shop, see lights, build gingerbread houses, and so much more in Baton Rouge! Make sure to add these exciting Baton Rouge holiday events to your family’s calendar this year. Some event details are still unfolding, so check back often for the most up-to-date information for celebrating the holidays in Baton Rouge. If you are looking for the best Christmas light displays or Baton Rouge area neighborhoods with...
Growing up, my parents always ensured that we treated people with kindness and helped those around us that needed it. This especially rang true when it came to interacting with people who are IDD (Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled). Having grown up with a cousin who is IDD and having the owners of the only restaurants in town having Down Syndrome children, my siblings and I had a good bit of first-hand exposure on how to interact with them. Fast forward to my teen years, my cousin’s mother and main caretaker died, and at the time, I still didn’t quite understand where the conversations were coming from about who would watch over him. Working at Louisiana Association for Challenged Adults has...
We know this time of year there is plenty to do in Baton Rouge with kids, and the cooler temperatures means plenty of fall family fun. However, if you do find yourself wanting to venture out for a day trip, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is a kid-friendly festival in Lafayette, LA worth the drive. Our local Baton Rouge writers have plenty of family-friendly road trip suggestions from Baton Rouge, as well as tips on enjoying an adventure in the great outdoors! Another one of our favorite outings with kids in Baton Rouge is hiking, but there’s nothing quite like a festival in Southeast Louisiana when the weather is crisp … and that’s why we think you should plan to attend Festivals Acadiens et...
Your Guide to Baton Rouge Birthday Parties As moms, we know that hosting birthday parties can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions to make:: where to host, whom to invite and what sweet treats to include just to name a few. Gone are the dreaded drive by parties of 2020 and now we are trying to make up for lost time! As such, we’ve put together the third annual Baton Rouge Guide to Birthday Parties. Our goal in creating this guide was to provide Baton Rouge area moms with lots of the amazing birthday party options and resources. We have listed resources for Baton Rouge birthday parties for all personalities and passions. We would like to sincerely thank our sponsors that participated, as...
Boo! What spooky fun will you and your family get into this October? Check out our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton Rouge this month here in the guide sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Red Stick Mom maintains a full calendar of events here. If you have a great family-friendly Baton Rouge event to add, please do that here. Don't forget to check out our 75+ Ideas for Baton Rouge Family Fun! Red Stick Moms Need to Know :: Baton Rouge Activities in October 2022 The East Baton Rouge Parish Library has Grab and Geaux Crafts available all month long! Check for dates at each location.
Some of my absolute favorite things about fall are the colors, weather change, and introduction to the holidays! Fall is a time when people become cheerful (is it because it’s getting less hot?) and unified around pumpkins and football. People begin thinking of giving and gifting. Football season rolls in and for Baton Rouge, that means Saints and LSU games! Who doesn’t love a good tailgate? Here are some of my favorite things to bring to a tailgate/holiday party: Bacon wrapped dates These are some of my favorites in a pinch. 2-3 ingredients and ready in under 20 minutes. Although best served warm, they are allergy friendly and DELICIOUS! Brownies/cookies My favorite brownies are the gluten-free boxed brownies from Trader Joe’s! My...
As I have been scrolling social media lately, I have seen more posts about leaving Baton Rouge than anything else. I know crime has been on the top of everyone's minds as the recent news of an LSU student being senselessly killed last week. As a mom of a seventeen-year-old myself, I have spent the past few days reflecting on what we as a community should be doing differently in and around Baton Rouge. For me, making a statement of leaving or "getting out of dodge" is a bold statement and also takes resources most people do not have at their disposal. For our family, that is not the answer. For us, we are spending time investing in our community. We...

Catch Me at Tumbles

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*This post is not sponsored. My family just loves Tumbles so much, I had to share with our readers. Y’all. TUMBLES. I’m telling myself I found the most amazing Hidden Gem of South Baton Rouge. In reality, I’m likely late to the “cool mom” game and everyone already knew about this.But let me rave about my toddler's most favorite place. I mean he wakes up asking to go to Tumbles.I first heard of Tumbles from my PREK4 students. My students came in one Monday ALL sharing about the most fabulous birthday party at a place called TUMBLES.Then shamed me for not taking Henry there. WHAT? Immediately I look this four-year-old approved place up. They know my Henry and insisted he loved it. Our...
At Red Stick Mom, we have family fun in Baton Rouge for all seasons covered, as well as creative ideas for every member of the family. Our team of more than 25 Baton Rouge moms is always looking for activities, events, and inspiration for everything from how to host the perfect Baton Rouge birthday party for kids to hidden gems in Baton Rouge. We even have this resource for where kids eat free in Baton Rouge to help you save money while eating out with the family! South BR Restaurants: Local and Family Friendly Dining out is a whole new experience when you have children. Different ages and stages make going to a restaurant a whole new world. Toting a newborn in a car seat...

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