Looking For A Project To Do In Ascension Parish? Ascension Parish Coffee Talk #12


Ascension Parish Coffee Talk Episode #12, SLIME!

This week I changed things up a bit since the Ascension Parish schools had let out just a day ago. The first days of summer are always the easiest. Kids are not bellowing yet “I’m bored” but as you know, Here in Ascension Parish we have some pretty crazy rainy days. Kids won’t be able to go to the neighborhood pool or play outside with their friends on those days. So this video will give you an inside project to do.



I know if you have young children you must have heard of this craze for making slime. It’s all over YouTube and if you are one of my facebook friends you know I have posted pictures of all these slime making supplies often. I have no clue what the appeal is for the kids of Ascension Parish but they love this stuff. I personally am not a lover of the slime but it doesn’t bother me either. To hear them laugh and giggle, turning themselves into mad scientists in the kitchen, it’s quite funny.

The ingredients,
Warm Water
Elmers Glue
Mixing Tools
Shaving Cream
Parental Supervision


The ingredients in these products are pretty safe when used with parental supervision. I have read some stories online of children being burned making slime but this has never happened with either of my children. If this concerns you, you may want to have your children wear gloves (still wash afterward properly).Make sure to keep the borax solution away from eyes, nose, mouth and ears. After making your slime be sure to wash your hands properly. My oldest daughter wanted to point out that if you have a cut or open sore you may want to wear gloves at those times as well so that the sores don’t burn or become infected.


Hopefully, The people of Ascension Parish don’t want to kill me for posting my kids recipe for slime. I just wanted to share something I know parents could do with their children on a rainy day when school is out. “Because YOU Matter”

If you’d like some more information on Ascension Parish homes that you and your kids can make slime in, you can always visit my website at yourrealestatewhisperer.com

“Because YOU Matter”
Kristina Smallhorn
Your Real Estate Whisperer
eXp Realty LLC
Office (225) 412-9982 ext# 149

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Top 5 Things To Do In Ascension Parish With The Kids; Some FREE Or Not Too expensive.

As of a parent of two girls of my own I have heard from their cute whining little lips, “MOM…… I’m bored”. The battle cry for many children is that all the toys in their room no longer entertain them and video games are no longer keeping their attention. Treasure this, and view it as an opportunity to take them from their iPads, Social Media and Television and physically take them out to see the world. It’s a beautiful place here in Ascension Parish, We have some cool fun places, some even FREE. (My favorite price)

The Oak Grove Park.

It’s right on the corner of Highway 42 and Old Jefferson. It has playground equipment, sand volleyball net, picnic tables that are covered and the best part of all, for the scorching summer days, is the squirt park area. My kids have had hours of fun playing there while I just sat and read a book under the covered picnic area. The best part of all, it’s FREE!

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Who doesn’t love to curl up with a good book, and the kids love to go. It’s not just books!  They have videos you can take out and also provide some e-reader materials.  A public library is always a favorite place for our family and a great resource for kids projects for school. You would be surprised by how excited kids get by telling them “we’re going to the library today.” Their eyes just light up. Best of all… You guessed it, it’s FREE!

For locations for the closest to you visit this website http://main.ascension.lib.la.us/index.php?page=library-branches

The Jambalaya Park

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Located at 1015 E Cornerview St; Gonzales, Louisiana 70737.

This place is a cool place to take your kids, Not only does it has a squirt park area, it always has a swimming pool. The pool area is not free but it’s not that expensive either. (Visit this link to get pricing and dates of opening https://jambalayapark.swimtopia.com/pool-fees) During the summer you can get a season pass to cut down on the expense and the kids will get to make new friends outside their neighborhoods. Great family fun and CHEAP! (my second favorite price) Note that the rest of the park is free so don’t miss out visiting there.

Premier Lanes Bowling Alley


Located at 1414 N. Airline Hwy. Gonzales, LA 70737 


Great place that has not only bowling; it has bumper cars, video games, laser maze and a small restaurant with good family food to snack on while you are bowling the afternoon away.  At night on a Friday and Saturday after 9 pm they have Cyber Bowling where they turn down the lights, turn up the music and it has a fun techno atmosphere with laser lights streaming around the bowling alley. It’s really fun.

To visit their website, click here. http://www.premierlanes.net/gonzalescopy.php

The Movies!


Right next door to the bowling alley. Is the Malco movie theater.  How convenient! The theater is clean, well kept and has great comfortable seating. I take my kids there often since it’s so much closer than Baton Rouge theaters, and they always have the latest movies playing and we have never found it overcrowded. Since this one had opened, our family hasn’t seen a movie anywhere else. This would be the most expensive place I’ve added but I wouldn’t count it out for family fun.

“Because You Matter”

Your Real Estate Whisperer

Kristina Smallhornyrew