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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!

Carnival time is here, which means parade season is upon us!  We've compiled a list of family-friendly parades in and around the Greater Baton Rouge area, so you don't miss a thing!  They are listed in order of appearance, beginning Friday, February 6th and running through Saturday, March 14th. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (And follow us on Facebook to keep up with other family-friendly events in the Baton Rouge area!) 1) Krewe of Artemis - Friday, February 6 :: 7PM, The Krewe of Artemis was founded in 2001 with the vision of bringing the Mardi Gras spirit and tradition to the Baton Rouge community with a female twist. The all-female Krewe made its parade debut in Baton Rouge in 2003 and has...
Disclosure: Our First Birthday Fete: Eat, Escape, Enjoy was held at the beautiful Baton Rouge Gallery and our evening wouldn’t have been so amazing without our wonderful community sponsors: Street Breads, Indie Plate, Associates in Pediatric Dentistry, Fresh Kitchen, Avant Tous, Whole Foods, Leroy’s, Sweet Sentiments, Plum and Violet, Mimosa by m.e., Petite Perfections, Jamberry, and Room For Dessert. Our event on November 12th surely brought the chilly weather right along with it, but that didn’t stop us from having a GREAT time. It actually made for the perfect gathering of 150 beautiful moms in a cozy space to enjoy amazing food, wine and each other’s company. Thank you all so much for making the time (especially for getting a...
My husband and I have always strived to teach our children to love and live the local culture. In Baton Rouge, that means tailgating. Both of my children were around six months old for their first tailgates, and as soon as my daughter could express herself she started referring to many fall Saturdays as "LSU all day day." I wouldn't want it any other way. Some people think tailgating is only for crazy college kids, established companies and/or those lucky enough to have an RV in Touchdown Village. That is just not true. I am here to tell you that tailgating with a family is possible and, quite honestly, pretty fun. Like so many other events pre and post parenthood,...
Calling all moms! Is this mic on? We said..CALLING ALL MOMS! You deserve a NIGHT OUT! Do you like to eat? Do you want to escape to have a little fun with other moms? Lastly, would you like to enjoy an evening that is all about celebrating you? [Yes, PLEASE..where do we sign up?!) We would love for you to join us in all the fun! This night is about celebrating YOU with the Red Stick Moms Blog’s First Birthday Fête! We would not have made it this far without the amazing support of the many Baton Rouge area moms. We couldn’t be more excited about the success of a great first year of connecting with local moms. So,...
Each year around Labor Day, approximately 115 cities around the country hold the Rally to Improve Birth sponsored by ImprovingBirth.org. This year, Baton Rouge held it's 3rd annual rally, and I was lucky to be invited to participate as a co-coordinator along with Hannah Birchman (mother of 6 and Coordinator of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the International Cesarean Awareness Network) and Amy Shamburger (mother of 3 and Administrator of the Louisiana Natural Birth group). More than 135 men, women, and children fought the heat and came together to "stand in support of evidence based maternity care and the right of women to make their own informed decisions about how to give birth". So, what's wrong with birth and why...
Wow! We can't believe how much this blog has grown and changed over the past 10 months! With the recent addition of five new contributors, we thought it was the perfect time to get some new pictures taken and give the site and our Facebook page a fresh, new look. We are SO glad we worked with Tara Marie Photography to capture these awesome shots and wanted to be sure to show our thanks through this photo update. Tara was absolutely incredible to work with.  She found a way to capture 15 crazy-busy, end-of-the-day tired mommas so beautifully and in the best light.  We love that we were able to represent our team here at Red Stick Moms Blog in...
I love free stuff and I enjoy trying new things. So when I heard about the Baton Rouge Fitness Crawl, I couldn’t contain my excitement! From July 15th -30th, several local, fitness centers opened their doors and offered free classes to those who registered with the crawl.  This opportunity to try unique, specialized classes for free was enough to get me out of my comfort zone. I am an active person, but I am more comfortable running the lakes than walking into a gym or fitness class. Actually I signed up for my first marathon before ever having the nerve to go to a fitness class alone! Crazy, right? The Fit Crawl offered a rare treat to try all...
Do you know how to perform CPR on your infant or child? You should! If something went wrong, the time between when you dialed 911 and when EMS arrives is a critical window. Those three to five minutes are the difference between life and death. Bystander CPR can double and even triple a victim’s chance for survival. That is why Red Stick Moms Blog, The American Heart Association, Ochsner Health System and Bayou Time Sitters are ready to help you learn those lifesaving skills. Join us for Coffee, Conversations & CPR Class on Monday, June 2 as we celebrate National CPR Awareness Week. This “mom friendly” class will teach infant and child CPR and provide free childcare (to a limited number of...
When Joel and I decided to make the move the Zachary 5 years ago, we got a lot of opinions on the matter.  We were in the heart of South Baton Rouge in a little apartment, and some people didn't understand why we would want to move "so far," while others quietly told me, "Zachary is the best kept secret in Louisiana." And after spending some time in this little city of ours, I'd have to agree with the latter. In total honesty, it did take me a few months to get used to making the 30-minute commute into South Baton Rouge for Target runs or to go to the movies, but soon it becomes your normal.  As I went...

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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...