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Do As I say and as I do

Do As I Say and As I Do

Everyone at some point had their parent say to them, “Do as I say, not as I do.” As a kid, this drove me crazy. However, now I can see why parents are quick to rattle off this command. It’s a get-out-of-jail-free card. It’s an easy out to justify your own bad habits. And it […]

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A Letter to the New Year

                                                                                                     December 31, 2017 Hello New Year! I am writing you this letter as a reminder to myself that you will be a year of renewal. I find myself coming to this exact same realization at the same time every year, the day before the next New Year. A list of all my ‘New Year’s […]

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New Year’s Resolutions (For a Mom Who Doesn’t Keep New Year’s Resolutions)

Last year, I made a PowerPoint presentation of my New Year’s resolutions. I also made an Excel spreadsheet of all of the chores I was going to keep up with. There were sections for daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual chores. Lol. I can’t remember what was on them, because I haven’t looked at either […]

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Resolution Déjà Vu

Resolution Déjà Vu

Resolution Déjà Vu Making New Year’s resolutions seems like a rather solid idea of encouraging self-improvement, so I try to set resolutions each year. But the problem is that resolutions are almost always going to fail. I don’t say this lightly: only about 8% of people who set resolutions are able to keep them through […]

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The Best of RSMB

The Best of Red Stick Moms Blog :: The Top 10 Posts of 2017

As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say how much we truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you. We are proud that over the course of 2017, Red Stick Moms Blog had over 708,000 page views, reached 408,000+ unique readers and hosted seven successful events. To cap off [...]
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Home for the Holidays :: Getting Your Home Merry and Bright for Holiday Entertaining

I’ll be there first to admit, I love me a good ol’ family gathering. I love the holidays. I love all the magical chaos that comes along with it. I LOVE to entertain in my home, to host my family and friends and entertain their faces off … I really really do.  What I loathe? […]

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The Mess Inside My Head

I think that if you were to take a  peek inside of my head, you would see something that would much resemble Target after Black Friday: everything everywhere, in desperate need of organizing, and too much chaos. There are wheels constantly in motion, trying to get ahead of the game but never quite succeeding.  You […]

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