We are thrilled to introduce our community to eleven new members of the Lafayette Mom team. Each one is a dynamic, warm and inspiring Acadiana mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know them both online and in person at any of our upcoming events. We are humbled and honored to have these women join our team.
Originally from :: born in Baton Rouge and lived there as an adult from 1995 until 2015, although my elementary and high school years were spent in Krotz Springs & Port Barre
Her krewe :: 6 year old twins, Oliver & Amelia
Her last meal in Lafayette would be :: spent hopping from restaurant to restaurant – I’d have an appetizer of Bacon Wrapped Dates at Pamplona, then a cup of crawfish bisque from Fezzo’s, and the Callin’ “Cat”on Rouge PoBoy from Pop’s, followed by a dessert tart from Bonne Vie Macarons and a hand pie from Acadian Slice!
Her favorite snowball flavor :: Spearmint and Cream (preferably the clear spearmint)
She believes the best king cakes are found :: “were” found in New Orleans at McKenzie’s; now Randazzo’s or Gambino’s locally.
During ULL games, you’ll find her :: either at the soccer fields or at home with her family unless they decide to tailgate with friends.
Raising kids in Lafayette is a journey like no other; there’s always something going on and we love to explore our area.
Originally from :: Lafayette, La
Her krewe :: Graham, 4 Eliana, 5 months
Her last meal in Lafayette would be :: Definitely crawfish. You can find great food all over the world, but good crawfish can really only be found in Louisiana
Her favorite snowball flavor :: Nectar sweet cream
She believes the best king cakes are found :: Crystal weddings
During ULL games, you’ll find her :: sewing or watching the game on tv with my sports obsessed Husband.
Raising kids in Lafayette is … awesome. There is always some type of activity, party, festival etc to attend.
Originally from :: Grew up in Breaux Bridge, La.
Her krewe :: Gavin (11), Gunner (6), and Sloane (5)
Her last meal in Lafayette would be :: Charbroiled oysters at Half Shell Oyster House
Her favorite snowball flavor :: Pink Lady
She believes the best king cakes are found at Keller’s bakery downtown. The one with amaretto filling is so freaking good!
During ULL games, you’ll find her… at home wishing I was at the game but, unfortunately, my children are not sports kids.
Raising kids in Lafayette is … full of possibilities and opportunities to share my love for our culture with my children.
Originally from :: Dallas, Texas – yeehaw!
Her krewe :: Louis Broussard, 9 months old
Her last meal in Lafayette would be :: my in-law’s gumbo + Poche’s potato salad (potato salad always goes IN the gumbo, never on the side)
Favorite snowball flavor :: Grape!
She believes the best king cakes are found :: Classic Golden Pecans…I can’t believe I just outed my most FAVORITE king cake. Please save some for me next year!
During ULL games, you’ll find her … As a former UL volleyball player I LOVE going to every UL sporting event! My husband and I started dating in the spring and went to a UL Baseball game on our first date <3
Raising kids in Lafayette is … fun, full of new experiences, and exciting!
Originally from :: Carencro, Louisiana…born, raised, and never left!
Her krewe :: TJ – A year and a half and Lucy – Due in April
Her last meal in Lafayette would be :: A BBQ plate lunch from Don’s or Dwight’s…sweet tea on the side, please!
Favorite snowball flavor :: Ice cream flavored snowball, stuffed with Blue Bell ice cream, topped with extra cream.
She believes the best king cakes are found :: Still trying to figure this one out. It’s on my bucket list to host a king cake tasting party so I can decide!
During ULL games, you’ll find her … Asking her coach of a husband what’s going on after coming back from the concession stand.
Raising kids in Lafayette is … A deliciously Cajun dream come true–no place I’d rather bring up my bébés.
Originally from: New Orleans, La
Her krewe: Charlie, 2 years old and Andy, 4 months old.
Her last meal in Lafayette would be: Gumbo from Rachael’s Café
Favorite snowball flavor: Strawberry
She believes the best king cakes are found: In New Orleans! Sorry Lafayette I REALLY love my Randazzo King Cakes.
During ULL games, you’ll find her: cheering from home for the time being. I can’t wait to take my boys to a game! I know they will love it.
Raising kids in Lafayette is a great privilege.
Originally from: The Frog Capital of the World: Rayne, La.
Her krewe :: Four sons – you will hear her refer to them as #1 (age 8), #2 (age 7), #3 (age 6), and #4 age (4). She assures us, “I treat them like real people and not just numbers. But I count to four approximately 37 times a day when I’m trying to track them down.”
Her last meal in Lafayette would be: to blow the calorie budget at Zea: Hummus, Asian Almond Shrimp, Tuna steak, grits, Pepperjelly Spinach Salad, and a few bites of Chocolate Toffee Mousse. Oh. And don’t forget a Frozen Cosmo.
Favorite snowball flavor would be strawberry cheesecake.
The best King Cake is found: at Gautreaux’s in Rayne–cream cheese all the way.
During UL games, you’ll find her: hopping around taking photos while sporadically yelling the fight song.
She claims that raising kids in Lafayette is filled with love, family, and culture. “It’s where friends are family and family is plentiful. Every problem can be solved over good food. Every mood can shift with good tunes. Plus, you can’t sweat the small stuff because you’re already sweating. Ça fait chaud!”
Originally from: I was born in New Orleans but grew up in Lake Charles.
Her krewe: Amélie is 10 years old and River is 7
Your last meal in Lafayette would be: A full course meal from Charley G’s.
Favorite snowball flavor: I really just love crushed ice. I know that’s so boring but give me the best crushed ice and I’m a happy girl.
She believes the best king cakes are found: Kellers or boudin king cake from Twins. Mmmmmm…
During ULL games, you’ll find her: In the bleachers cheering along side her family and closest friends! Go Cajuns!!
Raising kids in Lafayette is … a joy with the close and loving culture.
Her krewe: Boyfriend John Sr and stepson Jr (age 10)
Your last meal in Lafayette would be: Pretty much anything from Social Southern Table
Favorite snowball flavor: pina colada or wedding cake
She believes the best king cakes are found: at home!
During ULL games, you will find her: working or doing something else – I’ve actually never been to a ULL game!
Raising kids in Lafayette is … Unique!
Originally from: Lafayette
Her krewe: Isabelle 6, Carson 4, Logan 4 months
Her last meal in Lafayette would be: stuffed shrimp from Don’s Seafood Hut or crawfish enchiladas from Blue Dog Cafe
Her favorite snowball flavor: clear Cherry- must be clear or I can’t eat it. When teeth and lips get stained another color, it really bothers me lol
She believes the best king cakes are from: Meche’s
During ULL games, you’ll find her: wearing purple and gold!
Raising kids in Lafayette is … the best because we get to raise them with the help of our family
Originally from: Jennings
Her krewe: August Venable, 6
Her last meal in Lafayette would be: a Cajun Benedict from The French Press
Her favorite snowball flavor is: Dreamsicle (or Canteloupe when I can find it!)
She believes the best king cakes are from: Keller’s
During ULL games, you’ll find her: Probably at home completely oblivious there’s a game (sorry!)
7. Raising kids in lafayette is … like having an actual village! I’ve met so many incredible women here and it’s absolutely changed my experience of motherhood!