Parenting, Stages

Happy Birthday!

There is one constant thing in everyone’s lives: their birthdays. They roll around each year like clock work, whether you choose to celebrate or not. Well, except Leap Year babies. I am curious how they celebrate since the actual day only comes around every four years. If any Leap Year babies read this, please enlighten me, so I am in the know going forward.

I remember growing up and feeling so ready to become an adult and make my own rules. I was always ready for my birthday every year. However, now that I am an adult, I try to skip it, but my children won’t allow me that pleasure. We have a pool party each summer to celebrate me getting another year older, or this year’s theme “a tini bit older.” Don’t get me wrong, I love party planning. I always thought that would be a career path for me because it all comes so naturally. Picking themes is my favorite part of planning parties. 

Every July, we celebrate the magazine’s birthday, so it is only fitting that we turned this issue into our big birthday issue. We’ve got our extensive birthday listing that includes all of the local businesses you will need to help plan the best party for yourself, your littles, or friends. We even gathered a few themes to help you get started.

Lastly, I want to say Happy Birthday to Baton Rouge Parents Magazine, as they make 34 this month! Also, let’s not forget to celebrate our Nation’s Independence Day. We cannot forget the men and women who help us enjoy our independence and freedom. Without all of the armed services, we would not be where we are today.

Happy July,

Amy L. Foreman

This article was originally published in July 2024.

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