Forget Mom Tribes, Get a Krewe … A Mardi Gras Krewe!

There are constant blog posts and articles about finding your tribe. And try as I might, joining a “tribe” never felt accurate.

It didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel authentically Louisiana.

Then I joined a Mardi Gras Krewe – The Krewe de Canailles. There were costumes, eco friendly throws, cocktails and dear friends – 4 of my very favorite things! And, as I strolled through downtown Lafayette throwing treasures that matched the folklore that we were representing and basking in Mardi Gras glory, it came to me.

I don’t need a tribe, I need a Krewe!

All over Louisiana, women are tuning into what I felt that night.

I need a Krewe!

I want to hang with women who enjoy a night of glittering cups and shining bright.

I need to be with women who are not afraid to dance around in costume while singing at the top of their lungs.

I long to cultivate passion for our beautiful state and its traditions with women who feel the same.

I want to be with women who love a good wig and will always hold my drink while I adjust my wig.

I crave being with women who laugh way too loud and occasionally snort.

I strive to be counted in the number of those women who will lay down in a white dress in the grass at the end of a long night and immerse themselves in stimulating conversation with no care for the grass and dirt stains.

I must know the women who bring a baggie of powdered sugar and a lighter for show because they are trying to make magic (you really just burn your fingers though and yes, this is a true story).

I aim to be present for the baring of the soul over the best pizza after a night of painting the town red, or in our case, purple, green and gold.

These are my people. They are my Krewe.

Who is in your #MOMKREWE and why are they special? 

Shout them out in the comments!!!

Amanda Fuselier
Amanda is a native of Kenner, LA and is now an honorary Cajun. She is married to a psychiatric nurse, Joe, and is a hospice social worker so don't come to her house unless you are ready to talk about your feelings! Amanda and Joe are parents to Kael and Remy and furry parents to Luna and Spiderman. Amanda is all about that #boymom life and is enjoying wrangling her two wild men while checking out the wonderful culture of Acadiana and all of Louisiana. Amanda is a fan of all things yummy and enjoys a good cocktail. Her motto is "if I can't wear yoga pants, I'm not going".



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