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So You Want to “Festival” with a Toddler? Read This and Print the Checklist!

Should you “Festival” with a toddler?????? Yes, you should!!! One of the things I said before I had a baby was that I was never going to let a baby stop me from doing what I love. And what do I love? Festivals! The music, the food, the people, the atmosphere – it’s all heaven […]

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April

Lafayette Moms Need to Know Guide :: Your Guide for Things to do in Lafayette April 2018

April showers will bring May flowers … or so they say. The Easter Bunny might be playing some tricks on April Fool’s Day this year, but we hope he still brings you chocolate. There’s a lot of fun spring events to look forward to so start planning now with our need to know guide for […]

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Pacque-ing {A Cajun Easter Tradition}

South Louisiana is known for some weird traditions. At Christmastime, we let Madame Grands Doigts — a witch with long fingers — come into our home to deliver goodies into stockings hung by the chimney with care. We boil and eat something literally called a MudBug. We made Mardi Gras a “thing,” and we chase […]

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March

Lafayette Moms Need to Know Guide :: Your Guide for Things to Do in Lafayette March 2018

Can you smell all the flowers, the fresh grass, the pollen? Yes, spring is in the air and warmer temps are tempting us with lovely springtime weather. Whether you are into St. Patricks Day, Easter egg hunts and bunnies or March Madness, there is lots to look forward to this month, so start planning now […]

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I Ain’t No Mardi Gras Mama

As a child in South Louisiana, my family didn’t Mardi Gras too much. We usually went to one parade besides our shoe-box-float school parade. We picked up some boudin, drank some Coke, and ate some king cake. C’est tout fini.  As I entered into young adulthood, ERRRRRRYBODY LOOOOOOVED Mardi Gras. They were naked wasted at […]

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Lafayette Mardi Gras, Who Knew? and a Few Fun Facts

Laissez les bon temps rouler! A Cajun expression often heard in these parts, meaning “Let the good times roll!” conveys the “joie de vivre” (“joy of living”) of the good people of Lafayette. Now that’s about all of the French I’m going to pretend like I know and I actually googled that much. I would […]

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