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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!

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...
If you're looking for a fun day trip to enjoy the beautiful Louisiana weather, head to the Global Wildlife Center! We recently made the 90 minute trek from Baton Rouge to Folsom, and it did not disappoint.  According the their website, the Global Wildlife Center seeks "to be a center of excellence in education; to create a perfect place in which threatened and endangered wildlife, from around the world, live and flourish in a free-roaming natural environment" and is the "largest totally free-roaming wildlife preserve of its kind in the country." I would love to go on an African safari someday, but this might be as close as I get for awhile. When you pull into the gravel drive, you are instantly...
Each month the Red Stick Moms Blog team will be sharing some of our Favorite Things.  This month we are highlighting some of the beautiful, local parks in and around Baton Rouge that we have come to love. "BREC's Highland Road Park is my favorite park.  I've been going since I was a little girl, so there are a lot of childhood memories there. I love bringing my kids to roll on the hills, walk around the big trees, watch a game of tennis or frisbee golf (from afar), or ride bikes on the new pathway.  We even held my son's 2nd birthday at one of the covered pavillions and all of the kids had such a blast running in...

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