Why join a Red Stick Moms Blog Neighborhood group?
I wondered this myself when we first moved to Baton Rouge.
About a year and a half ago, my family moved to Baton Rouge. I was trying to meet people and get settled in when one of my friends from out of town asked if I had joined a neighborhood moms group yet. I started looking for one, and right away I found the RSMB neighborhood group on social media. I had already been reading the Red Stick Moms Blog articles online, but it hadn’t occurred to me to join a neighborhood group as well. They were having a get together that month, so I nervously ventured out to give it a try.
The first time I came to a get together, I discovered a group of moms with a variety of backgrounds and perspectives who are so much fun. Some of the moms had lived in the Baton Rouge area for a long time, but many had just moved to our neighborhood in the last few years. Being a newcomer myself, it was so refreshing to meet other moms who had the same questions and experiences that I did as a parent here.
Sometimes we have a moms night out, sometimes we go to a workout class, and other times it’s a playdate get together with our kids. We plan our activities based on what sounds fun or interesting that month. We go to a big variety of places too, so we have adventures exploring new Baton Rouge restaurants and activities. Close friendships have developed out of this group, but I wouldn’t call it a clique. There is always room for more people to join us for outings, and the circle stays open to welcome new moms who want to come out for a moms night or collectively chase our kids at the playground.
I laugh so hard at some of these moms nights that then I go home so much more refreshed and reenergized to my kids. Most of all, it is the sense that we are in this together. Whether we’ve had a long day of watching little ones at home or working at an office, we can get together and just relax, eat scrumptious food, share stories and laugh with each other.