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Happy Barbecue Month :: Let’s Celebrate The month of May is National Barbecue Month! It gives everyone a chance to get together with family and friends and enjoy some barbecue. So let’s fire up those grills and cook some barbecue. When it comes to eating yummy barbecue, the sides served are very important. A side that’s a must for me is potato salad. I can’t eat barbecue without it. Some other common sides are baked beans, macaroni and even some delicious corn on the cob. In honor of Barbecue Month, I have listed a few restaurants below that serve some tasty barbecue. Don’t forget you can also celebrate by grilling in your own backyard on a nice sunny day. Here’s a list...
Not By Choice Most girls grow up dreaming of becoming a wife and then a mother. It’s how society programs us. Wanting to emulate our moms, we grew up “playing house” and carried around dolls in preparation for when we would become a mom. I’m no different than most girls. I always dreamed, hoped and wanted to be a wife and then a mother. What life didn’t prepare me for was becoming just a mother. I never in my life thought I would be a mother and not a wife. And, it’s hard. It’s harder than I imagined. Outside of the obvious financial strain, the mental load is the most taxing. Having to always be “on” without a moment to myself is...
A Busy Mom's List Of Must Read Books Since I was a child, I’ve always been a reader. That’s translated into my adult life too. My only issue is getting into “book ruts,” I’ll read something so satisfying that I struggle finding my next read. It’s a constant struggle. Sometimes I’ll go months without picking up a book only to finally get the urge to read and devour a whole novel in one day. I’m also very picky about my reading. When I say that, I mean I’m not into the popular trend of reading ‘smut’ novels. Every once in a while a little romance and passion is fine, but to base all of my reading on that? Not for...
Looking for indoor activities in Baton Rouge? Look no further! There is no shortage of things to do with kids in Baton Rouge in general, but sometimes you specifically need an indoor activity. Whether it's too hot or too rainy, here are Red Stick Mom's top picks for family-friendly indoor activities in Baton Rouge. Of course, we also have suggestions for outdoor adventures in Baton Rouge, a list of activities to keep your Baton Rouge kids busy all summer and a guide to the best splash pads in Baton Rouge. Entertain the Kids Indoors in Baton Rouge Indoor Playgrounds, Inflatables and Climbing in Baton Rouge: Tumbles Baton Rouge North Sherwood Indoor Playland Lil Bambinos Playtorium Chee Chee's Playroom Chick-Fil-A Playlands: Burbank Jump...
Raise your hand if your baby daddy is as hard to buy for as mine. I returned the last two gifts I got for my husband because I got the wrong tool. I didn't realize there were a thousand different drill presses. I refuse to have to return Father's Day! I have done some major research and I am sharing it with you. This is my super simple Father's Day gift guide, broken down into Louisiana Local, Edible, and Gizmos & Goodies. Louisiana Local Full disclaimer, some of the gifts in this category are edible. Because, well, Louisiana. All of these have been a winner in this household and support some bomb Louisiana companies. Another disclaimer because I am a terrible...

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