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Before my personal experience as a NICU mom, I knew other moms who had been through a NICU stay. My sister and sister-in-law had both been there. I visited my nephew in the NICU. I saw what was on...
Before I had a husband and children of my own, I was a very laid back, easy-going person. I’ve always been super routine and planner oriented, but I could still go with the flow. There are so many things...
Disclosure :: This post was sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge and written by Savanna Latimer, RD, LDN.  3 Cute Valentine’s Day Ideas Valentine’s Day is approaching, and that means every store will have aisles full of chocolate hearts and other sweet...
Today was a scary day. As any normal day, I was home with my three kids (ages: 8, 5, 3) and our ginormous dog. We'd been out and about most of the morning, done our school work, and we'd...
As an overall eternally optimistic, enneagram 7, focusing on the negative parts of life is not my favorite. And by not my favorite, I mean that it’s something I avoid when at all possible. But with the in-your-face challenges...
It shouldn’t have surprised me when we slowly started facing more bedtime battles with my now 3-year-old. For literally years after sleep training, we had zero sleep struggles. When we transitioned to her big girl bed, she even refused...
The COVID-19 vaccine is definitely a hot-topic and one that can often lead to debate. Vaccines in general can lead to heated discussions.  I’m not here for the debate. I am here to share my thoughts and reasoning.  Spoiler...
Disclosure:: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.  What is Preeclampsia and How Is It Treated? Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancies and occasionally continues postpartum. It is a rapidly progressive condition, seen in 5%-8% of all pregnancies,...

Balancing Grace and Grit

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March 2020 marked one year since I’d started a long and arduous weight loss journey. It’s never been about being skinny so much as feeling good and showing a healthy example for my kids. I’d lost 30...

The Un-King Cake Tour

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We've all heard it, we may have even said it. "The parades may be canceled, but the celebration lives on" or "You can't cancel King Cake!" We know! We're a state built on tradition and a love of food seasons!...
Up and at em’ – today is going to be a good day. Or at least that’s what I tell myself bright and early on Saturday morning, intending to be productive. I tell Alexa to play my favorite playlist...
There are many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day this February! We have featured our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton Rouge this month here in the monthly guide sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Red Stick Mom maintains...

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There are many ways to celebrate Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day this February! We have featured our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton...