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Queen of the Jungle

You Jane are way different from me Tarzan — a concept that has been reinforced and reminded almost daily from Day One. After biology class it was quickly deduced that we men have the complexity of a garden hose and ladies, a multiple zone irrigation system. Nothing prepares you for parenthood and the new roles […]

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Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch 2017 {RECAP}

Disclosure :: Our events would not be possible without our amazing community sponsors. A huge thank you to Baton Rouge General Medical Center for hosting us. Thank you so much to Breast Pumps Louisiana, Associates in Pediatric Dentistry, Smile Generation, Cullen’s Babyland and Playland, Lemon Paisley, Pigtails and Crewcuts, Lil Squirts and Drybar.  Last Saturday, new and expecting […]

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Can I Protect My Baby From Food Allergies?

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. My oldest child is now 11 years old. I vividly remember the food-allergy challenges our family faced during my son’s preschool years. Times have changed, and the approach to infant feeding has changed drastically. Only a decade ago, the medical community recommended to delay the introduction […]

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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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Top 10 Posts of 2016 :: The Best of Red Stick Moms Blog

While 2016 wasn’t without some challenges, we are looking forward to a bright future in 2017 with Red Stick Moms Blog! We truly appreciate each and every one of you and the community we’ve built together. Over the course of 2016, in addition to launching our community neighborhood groups, Red Stick Moms Blog had over […]

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To the Pregnant Woman Worried About Zika :: From the Mom of a Child with a Brain Defect

To the Pregnant Woman worried about Zika, Days ago I read your comment under a news story on the Zika virus. You wrote, “I can’t think of anything worse than having a child born with a horrible brain defect.” Your comment was like a dagger to my heart. I can see you now sitting there in the doctor’s […]

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Life as An Extended and {gasp!} Tandem Breastfeeder

Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. Our World Breastfeeding […]

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The #First31 Days of Breastfeeding

Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. Our World Breastfeeding […]

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The Bittersweet End of Breastfeeding

Disclosure :: World Breastfeeding Week is recognized August 1 – 7, 2016. This year, the World Breastfeeding Week theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share. Our World Breastfeeding […]

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