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My VBAC Birth Story

When my oldest son was born, everything happened so fast. I was only thirty-seven weeks gestation when he was born, and it was quite the experience. Outside of extra monitoring and progesterone shots, I had a pretty normal pregnancy, until my 35 week appointment. My ultrasound revealed a possibility of some type of blockage in […]

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Sports Club: My Unexpected Lesson in Fostering Leadership

My unexpected lesson in fostering leadership started as inconspicuously as any other busy weekday night, corralling the three kids for supper, a soccer game, baths, and bedtime. In the process of trying to hasten bedtime, I scooped up some uniform shorts from the floor and absentmindedly searched the pockets. I found some cryptic note containing […]

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10 NonCandy Halloween Treats

10 Non-Candy Halloween Treats

All the ghouls and goblins will be out trick-or-treating, filling their pumpkins to the brim with plenty of sweet treats. As a kid, there really isn’t anything much better than wandering from house to house being handed loads of candy. Of course, the homes passing out those full size candy bars are always the first […]

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The Day I Stopped Yelling {And Greatly Reduced the Stress in Our Family}

One beautiful afternoon in September, I was sitting on the back porch watching my four children play joyfully. My oldest child, age seven, came over and hugged me. “This has been a great day, Mom. Thanks for not yelling at us.” He scooted off to play, and I sat there in shock. “Thanks for not […]

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Dogtoberfest : My Family’s New Favorite Holiday

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by RaceTrac. Dogtoberfest : My Family’s New Favorite Holiday So, we all know my new found love for RaceTrac’s new digs , it’s fresh options, the coffee bar, Swirl World!? All of it we love way too much! The boys’ favorite? All of the hot dogs, ALL of the time! […]

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Red Stick Moms Blog Turns 4! :: Top 15 Posts of All Time

It's hard to believe that Red Stick Moms blog was launched four years ago today! In that time, we have published over 1,300 posts written by local moms all across the Baton Rouge area from Denham Springs to Zachary to Gonzales to Amite to Baton Rouge to Port Allen! We truly value, appreciate and respect each and [...]
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