Meet Our Founders and Owners


Ashley Angelico

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Ashley is the co-founder of New Orleans Moms Blog and, as of April 2016, also the co-owner of Red Stick Moms Blog. After attending college in Virginia, she and her husband Blaise lived in Tampa and Scottsdale prior to settling down back home in New Orleans. When she’s not chasing her 3 very active kids, you can find her cheering for the Saints, trying new restaurants, sipping on a glass of sauvignon blanc, relaxing at the beaches of 30A or spending time with friends. She’ll also try any workout at least once and enjoys running and exercising as often as childcare allows. Ashley loves exploring and discovering the beauty of South Louisiana through Thatcher, Hadley and Chandler’s eyes!

Elizabeth Schmelling

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Elizabeth is the co-founder of New Orleans Moms Blog and, as of April 2016, also the co-owner of Red Stick Moms Blog. Raised in New Orleans, she moved to the Northshore after receiving her MBA, where she met her husband Michael. In July 2011, they welcomed their miracle baby girl Addison into their family. In addition to her hubby and daughter, she loves Jesus, the Saints, LSU football, the beach, sushi, and a good book! She is always looking for new and exciting things to do & places to go on the Northshore. To contact Elizabeth, email her at elizabeth (at) redstickmomsblog (dot) com.




Angela is the co-founder of Red Stick Moms Blog and a stay-at-home-mom to Jonah, a brilliant and imaginative boy, Penelope, a super happy and adventurous girl, and new, sweet baby boy Elliot.  She and her husband Joshua started their family very early in their marriage but couldn’t imagine life any other way.  She was born and raised in Baton Rouge, attended Baton Rouge High, and continued on as an LSU Tiger.  After a few years away, she and Joshua decided to move back to Baton Rouge to raise their family.  In between playtime, mealtime, and naptime, Angela loves to read design blogs, hang out on Instagram, make lists, and find new places for her family to explore.   She loves reaching out to other moms and making sure they know they are NOT alone in this crazy, exciting, wonderful journey of motherhood. Follow her day-to-day fun on Instagram @angehayden.

Ashley Ballard

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Ashley is a mom of 2 school-aged boys and 1 sweet baby girl. She was born and raised in Grand Isle, LA, where she and her hubs began dating way back in high school. They moved to Baton Rouge in the late 90’s to go to LSU (GEAUX Tigers!) They fell in love with this city and have lived here ever since. Learn more about Ashley and her family at her personal blog: or follow along on Instagram @ashleyaballard. Ashley’s passions include loving and serving her family & community, party planning, baking, cake decorating, reality TV, trying new restaurants, finding fun things to do around town, and above all, loving Jesus. She also likes to partake in some good retail therapy and loves the thrill of a great deal! Becoming a mom has been the highlight of her career and she loves getting to know other moms and talking “Mommy Talk” any chance that she gets.