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I Choose You

Parenthood is full of passing moments. Even though we desperately try to remember every fleeting precious memory, it just doesn’t happen. Blame the lack of energy, the gray hair, the mom brain, but unless you journal pretty regularly, the reality of the present is sometimes forgotten. However, there are those moments that stop you in […]

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Being a Newlywed (Again)

A year and a half ago my husband and I got married so I suppose you could say, technically we’re still in the “newlywed” stage. But given our circumstances, this stage has certainly been accelerated. This is because both my husband and I have been married (not to each other) and divorced before. We met […]

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How to Avoid “Labor” in Labor {Tips Via Balance Holistic Health}

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by our partners at Balance Holistic Health.  How to Avoid “Labor” in Labor  An easy labor. It’s what most mothers hope for at the end of their pregnancy, although most expectant moms are blissfully unaware of what goes into producing such a feat. The lifestyle that many families lead in current […]

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I am a Millennial Mom

I feel like the word “millennial” gets a lot of negative attention. People like to categorize our generation as being spoiled, uninformed and lazy. Someone born in the millennial generation is defined by Webster as “a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.” Well that is me. I am a youngish mom born […]

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I’ll Never Have a Daughter

I’m a mom to 5-year-old and 2-year-old boys and a stepmom to 15-year-old and 13-year-old boys. Yep, that’s right. I live in a big ole house of testosterone. My husband and I are done having babies. He’s had a vasectomy, and that ship has sailed far, far away. Most days, I’m fine with our decision […]

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Pediatric House Calls Now Available in Baton Rouge

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by our friend and fellow Baton Rouge mom, Kortney, the owner and founder of West Pediatrics, LLC, Baton Rouge’s ONLY concierge pediatric practice. Pediatric House Calls Now Available in Baton Rouge In January of 2017, Dr. Kortney West, a board certified pediatrician, founded West Pediatrics, LLC in Baton Rouge. […]

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BASIS.ed – One of the Nation’s Best Academic Programs Is Tuition Free and Looking to Grow

Red Stick Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with BASIS.ed, a dynamic American educational network that manages world-quality schools. Today, the Director of Student Acquisition at BASIS.ed is on the blog sharing more about their charter schools and the unique liberal arts curriculum that inspires a love for learning. BASIS.ed – One of the Nation’s […]

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I’m Not What I Thought I’d Be When I Graduated College

This blog post is the third installment of a collaborative 5-part series entitled The Mother Within. Start at the beginning here. I graduated college in California in 2008, just as the economy was beginning its downward slide. I loved the design degree I was earning and had numerous interviews throughout the state that would hopefully jump-start my […]

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