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Jessica Hauerwas

Jessica Hauerwas
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Jessica is a nonprofit leader who loves bopping around Lafayette for the best burgers or bands in town. She is the Executive Director of Downtown Lafayette Unlimited where she runs the day-to-day nonprofit. She and her husband Chris have three littles at home (Jane, Clark, and Louise) where there is lots of giggling and always a cup of coffee brewing. Jessica is passionate about community-building and empowering working mothers. Jessica also volunteers for various organizations, is a member of the Lafayette Re-Entry Coalition, a graduate of Leadership Lafayette, and a survivor of being a mother of three under 4.
Festival International de Louisiane

Festival International: Everything You Need to Know (And Yes It’s Kid-Friendly)

Festival International: Everything You Need to Know (And Yes It's Kid-Friendly) ‘Tis the season! In South Louisiana, it’s festival season. Lafayette hosts one of my favorite festivals–Festival International de Louisiane. This 5-day festival hosted in...

I’m Living The Soccer Mom Dream

I’m Living The Soccer Mom Dream My husband has been playing soccer since he was about 4 years old. He is now 35, and he still plays pickup games from time to time. I played...

My Child Is Sensory-Sensitive, Not Undisciplined

My Child Is Sensory-Sensitive, Not Undisciplined My son is a very tenderhearted two-year-old. Like his father, he feels things very deeply, which is why I love them both. He is kind, sensitive, sweet, and a...

I Don’t Feel Like the Other Catholic Moms

I Don’t Feel Like the Other Catholic Moms Lafayette is a very Catholic-heavy population. As a devout Catholic, I am thankful for this! We have a great Parish where our family is thriving. You can...

Dave Ramsey Delusion :: A Childcare Conversation

Dave Ramsey Delusion :: A Childcare Conversation If you’re a mom on Tik Tok, you have probably come across this Dave Ramsey post. I’ll give you a quick summary. A caller located in Philadelphia expressed that...

Mardi Gras Mom-Bo :: Packing And Parading With The Kids

Mardi Gras Mom-Bo :: Packing and Parading with the Kids Let the good times roll, my friends! Mardi Gras season is upon us. While we don’t typically venture out for the evening parades, but we...

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money

5 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Money Money, religion, and politics – the main topics that are taboo at dinner parties. Well, as a parent, these three topics might just be at the top...

Red’s Membership :: I Finally Caved And I’m So Glad

Red’s Membership :: I Finally Caved And I’m So Glad I was always pretty active growing up. I played a multitude of sports, recreationally and competitively. Swimming, gymnastics, soccer, volleyball, track...you name it, I have...

Oh The Places You’ll Pump :: A Poem

Oh The Places You’ll Pump :: A Poem Congratulations, today is the day You send your baby to daycare away  You have your bags packed and ready to go Now it’s time to get the milk to flow Eat...

“Don’t Go To Bed Angry” And Other Marriage Advice I Don’t Take

“Don’t Go To Bed Angry” And Other Marriage Advice I Don’t Take My husband and I are coming up on our 5-year wedding anniversary. In that time we have had 3 children, four job changes,...