About Us

Lafayette Mom is a locally focused parenting website written BY Lafayette moms, FOR Lafayette moms.

Welcome to Lafayette Mom! However you found us, we’re so glad you’re here and hope you’ll stay a while. We are passionate about the Acadiana community and the moms who live here, and our goal is to make Lafayette, Louisiana an even better place to raise kids.

Lafayette Mom is owned, managed and founded by two Louisiana natives, Ashley Angelico and Elizabeth Schmelling. Ashley and Elizabeth have operated successful Louisiana parenting websites since 2012 when they launched New Orleans Mom, which quickly became the city’s largest online parenting resource. A few years later in 2016, the pair acquired Red Stick Mom, which serves the Baton Rouge parenting community, from its original founder. New in Fall 2017 was Lafayette Mom, designed specifically for parents in Lafayette, Louisiana!

We firmly believe that there is no one “right” way to be a mom in Lafayette and love hearing our readers’ differing perspectives on everything from diapering to discipline. On Lafayette Mom, you’ll find relevant, timely and fun information and discover a positive parenting community.

Thanks for connecting with Lafayette Mom. We are so glad you are here!