Ashley S

Ashley grew up in Joplin, Missouri and attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a degree in Finance and Insurance. She met her husband, Jason, in Fayetteville and they have one daughter, Etta Mae. They moved to Baton Rouge in 2013 for Jason's job with the LSU Tigers. Ashley is an extroverted introvert who loves Ted Talks, following politics on Twitter, and figuring out how to get the best deals on everything without paying shipping. If it were up to her, she would get paid to read books and take every college class so that she could learn everything about everything, but instead she pays the bills by working in recruiting for a multinational tech company. Ashley is blessed to have a daughter who is at least as stubborn as she is and a husband who is laid back enough to put up with both of them.
moving to Baton Rouge as a new mom living in Baton Rouge Louisiana

New Mom in Town

We at Red Stick Mom share guides to Baton Rouge that cover a wide range of interests, needs, and situations. One of our most popular posts is our tips for visiting Baton Rouge with...

There’s a Facebook Group for That

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Santa Approved Stocking Stuffers {For the Kids in Your Life}

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SIDS Awareness Month :: Safe Sleep Basics

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Maternity Leave Matters :: How Paid Family Leave Saved My Postpartum Health

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My Postpartum Things :: A Song of New Motherhood

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Pizza Night at Rotolo’s Pizzeria :: Feeding Everybody in the Family

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