We are thrilled to introduce our community to nine 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. We are humbled and honored to have these women join our team.
Originally from: Lufkin, Texas
Her krewe: Amelia, 15 months
Your last meal in Lafayette would be … Making this decision is like grocery shopping on an empty stomach … I can’t do it. I want it all. Boudain balls, shrimp and grits, sweet potato biscuits from Social, Shrimp PoBoys. I really could go on.
Favorite snowball flavor: I haven’t had a snowball.. is this something I am missing out on?
She believes the best king cakes are found … AMARETTO WALNUT AT KELLER’S
During ULL games, you’ll find her… not at ULL games 😉
Raising kids in Lafayette is … SPECIAL! Milly is growing up around people who are, in many ways, very different from our Texas family. She will grow up eating different foods, hearing different accents, seeing different landscapes. Even though we can drive “home” in under 4 hours, Lafayette is culturally unlike our hometowns. We are ready for the pandemic to pass so we can actually enjoy a festival season and embrace more of Lafayette!
Originally from :: born in Georgia, her family moved a bit due to the military before settling in Lafayette.
Her krewe :: Two children, a girl (2.5 years) and boy (5 months)!
Her last meal in Lafayette would be … made in her house, probably from the instant pot.
Her favorite snowball flavor is … wedding cake. Maybe it’s the extra sweetness from the condensed milk.
She believes the best king cakes are found … filled with chocolate, but she isn’t partial to a brand.
During ULL games, you’ll find her … tailgating with her family and friends and has even camped at Cajun Field the night before a game.
Raising kids in Lafayette is … filled with family and listening to her children develop a Cajun accent.
Originally from :: Lafayette, LA
Her krewe :: CeCe (4 years old) and Benny (2 years old)
Her last meal in Lafayette would be … If I was going to have my last meal in Lafayette, I would want to take in not only the delicious tastes that this city has to offer but also its unique culture. Therefore, I would spread out my meal throughout various spots downtown. I would start off with drinks and tapas at Pamplona. Afterwards, I’d walk down to Pop’s Poboys and enjoy a Jala-back Shrimp Poboy. Then, I’d hop across the street to Carpe Diem for some gelato. Finally, I’d head over to the Blue Moon Saloon or The Hideaway on Lee to enjoy a nightcap and the best live music that Lafayette has to offer.
Favorite snowball flavor … Though I have tried a lot of flavors, I always come back to my childhood favorite-bubble gum.
She believes the best king cakes are found … at Kellers (Amaretto Walnut can’t be beat)
During ULL games, you’ll find her … Probably at home….I’m not a big football person, but I do love me some Lady Cajun Softball and Ragin Cajun Baseball. You’ll usually find me at the ballpark enjoying the sunshine with a beer in my hand.
Raising kids in Lafayette is an adventure!
Originally from: Lafayette, La
Her krewe: one son, who is 13. His name is Madden.
Her last meal in Lafayette would be … A Deanos Mardi Gras poboy on Sourdough bread with sweet potato fries and a side of ranch.
Favorite snowball flavor … Half lemon lime/ half kiwi
She believes the best king cakes are found … Keller’s Bakery
During ULL games, you’ll find her … Eating the delicious food my husband and his coworkers are cooking at the Radar tailgating spot.
Raising kids in Lafayette is affordable and offers many opportunities to experience the diverse cultures within the area and the world
Originally from: Lafayette
Her krewe: Max (7) Evie (5) Leo (eternally 6 months and 2 days) Annie (2) Ellie Mae (14 months)
Her last meal in Lafayette would be … boiled crawfish with potatoes!
Favorite snowball flavor … is half cherry half sour apple and ONLY from Cajun Sno
She believes the best king cakes are found … Hands down favorite king cake is from Keller’s. Amaretto Walnut. FRIENDSSSS. It’s everything.
During ULL games, you will find her … listening to them from my back yard! HA we live super close to the field. Will likely make games as the kids get a little bit older!
Raising kids in Lafayette is the BEST. We adore this community and the amount of love and friends we get to have, in such close proximity.
Originally from: Shreveport, Louisiana
Names of your children & their ages: Mia (6) and Patrick (2)
Your last meal in Lafayette would be: Poor Boy’s Riverside Inn
Favorite snowball flavor: Satsuma! I love natural flavors.
She believes the best king cakes are found: My favorite Lafayette king cake is Poupart’s. My favorite New Orleans has to be Randazzo’s!
During ULL games, you’ll find her with a glass of wine in her hand talking and laughing with friends!
Raising kids in Lafayette is very family-oriented! I love going to the Farmer’s Market, festivals, the zoo, out to eat, and the Nature Station with my little family. I am looking forward to really enjoying community events again once it is safe to do so!
Originally from: Mandeville, LA
Her krewe: Rylin (10), Lucy (6), Sophia (5), Madeline (5 months).
Your last meal in Lafayette would be …It’s just cruel to make me choose. I’d start with Café Josephine, and then have some Bread Pudding from Feezos for dessert.
Favorite snowball flavor … I love chocolate snowballs with condensed milk (YUM!)
She believes the best king cakes are found … No contest, Nonna Randazzos!
During ULL games, you’ll find her …We love a good tailgate!
Raising kids in Lafayette is absolutely second to none!
Originally from: Lafayette
Her krewe: Zoey 11, Coy 7
Her last meal in Lafayette would be … Agave (Sunday brunch) so fun!
Favorite snowball flavor … Strawberry cheesecake with condensed milk
She believes the best king cakes are found … Crystal weddings
During ULL games, you’ll find her … sometimes at the games and other times, cheering from home.
Raising kids in Lafayette is the best!! I love our Cajun heritage!
Originally from: Baton Rouge, LA
Her krewe: Crosby (2)
Your last meal in Lafayette would be … the chicken sandwich from Spoonbill
Favorite snowball flavor … nectar with condensed milk
She believes the best king cakes are found … at Gambino’s
During ULL games, you’ll find her … accidentally saying “Geaux Tigers!” (sorry, I’ve only lived here a few months, it’s not completely out of my system yet)
Raising kids in Lafayette is a beautiful adventure and a dream come true.