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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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My Money Saving Christmas Miracle

I have struggled with saving my whole adult life. I like the idea of creating a nest egg, but it goes against all of my procrastinating tendencies. Last Christmas, I was a few weeks into another budget-busting holiday season of last minute gift buying, when I came across a post in my Facebook newsfeed about […]

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Teaching Big Sisterhood

My friends jokingly refer to my 4 year old, Charlie, as a professional big sister. As a foster family, we have shared our home with 10 children in addition to our two biological girls. Some have been her age; most have been babies. She has the baby thing down – she willingly changes diapers (as […]

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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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