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In and Around Lafayette

Lafayette, LA with kids

Lafayette, LA is a quaint Southern town just west of Baton Rouge in an area affectionately known as Acadiana. There’s a lot to see and do in and around Lafayette. Whether you’ve lived here your entire life or are new to the area, there’s a lot to discover in this charming Louisiana city.

Lafayette Mom aims to make living in Lafayette, LA easier for parents. There’s a good chance that Lafayette Mom has a resource for what your family needs, whether that’s a list of fun splash pads in Lafayette, LA or where to throw a birthday party. We even make a point to highlight the best events in the Lafayette area.

At Lafayette Mom, we have suggestions for family fun in Lafayette, LA for all seasons, as well as creative ideas for day trips when you’re ready to get away from it all. Our team of more than 20 Lafayette moms is always ready to share advice on everything from how to find the best swim lessons in Lafayette to where to enjoy a great date or dinner downtown.

Every year, Lafayette Moms publishes a comprehensive list of summer camps options in and around Lafayette, LA. The goal of this resource is to keep parents informed about the various childcare choices for Lafayette families once school is out. Of course, our popular guide to Lafayette, LA schools also helps moms and dads make the best education decisions for their families. We’ll even help you connect with other Lafayette families via our popular neighborhood groups online.

Our writers live in and around Lafayette, so we’ve got a lot of experience finding the best things about living in Lafayette, LA with kids. We’ve made it through countless events like the 2020 pandemic (and homeschooling), and we always aim to connect Lafayette moms to one another for assistance, guidance and support.

We know that living in Lafayette, LA means choosing from a variety of neighborhoods and lifestyles, and we support it all. No matter where you live in Lafayette, and no matter where your kids go to school in Lafayette… Lafayette Mom is here to make life in Lafayette with kids easier!

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