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The Holy Twelve :: Louisiana Festival Essentials As a mom of two small children attending festivals in South Louisiana, it's essential to be prepared for a day of fun and potential challenges. Here's a list of tried and true festival essentials to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience :: Stroller or Wagon :: If your children are still young, a sturdy stroller or wagon will keep them secure and make it easier to navigate crowded festival grounds. Wagons are also useful for storing festival food or crafts you snag along the way. Sun Protection :: Pack sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your family's skin from the sun's harmful rays. Don't forget sunglasses, hats, and lightweight clothing...
2024 Red Stick Mom Teacher of the Year :: Nominate YOUR Favorite Teacher TODAY! There are not enough ways to say THANK YOU for all that our beloved teachers have done for us and our children, especially over the last few years. Thank you for your flexibility, thank you for you putting in extra hours, thank you for coming up with creative lesson plans to keep your students engaged, thank you for spending your hard-earned money on classroom supplies. Thank you for your unending devotion to our children and our families. One small way we thought we could extend our appreciation is to honor one very deserving teacher with our 2024 Red Stick Mom Teacher of the Year title! Whether s/he...
Listen To Them If your kids are like mine, they don't stop talking until they go to sleep. They go a mile a minute. There’s never a dull moment. You can ask me anything about superheroes and Sonic the Hedgehog. I know all about Cody’s dog in Jacob’s class. He was bitten by a snake this weekend! I know Jack’s friend AJ loves chocolate dinner mints. My kids never stop talking to me.  Most of the talk is about their favorite superheroes, planets, and monster trucks. But sometimes they tell you something you really need to know. It’s usually layered under other more mundane topics. A game of Would You Rather reveals so much. If you keep listening to them, you’ll...
Worth The Road Trip :: Festival Season In South Louisiana I saw recently that a year in south Louisiana can be divided three ways: Football season, Mardi Gras, and Festival season! And here we are in the full swing of festival fun. It is a tradition of our family to attend festivals both in Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Giving my kiddos a front seat to the one-of-a-kind culture of this beautiful state is one of the perks of being a mom in Baton Rouge. Here is what we plan to check out this festival season. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, April 12th-April 14th - Ponchatoula The Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, is a delightful celebration of all things strawberry, where locals and visitors...
Forging Friendships In Your Forties Growing up, I had a ready-made friendship group. Most of my childhood friends lived in my neighborhood or nearby and we all went to school together starting with kindergarten all the way through high school. In those early years I never really had to build friendships. Due to our proximity, we just were.  In college, I had to work a little harder at making friends, but not by much. My dorm roommates were naturally my first college friends. Then, I would make connections with people that I had things in common with whether it was having the same major, being from the same city or having similar taste in clothing. Still, college was very much...

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