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Health + Wellness

health + wellness in Baton RougeAsk any Baton Rouge mom what she wants for her children, and health + wellness will be one of her first responses. Whether it’s the mental health of her teenagers, how much screen time to allow her toddlers or struggling with breastfeeding, moms simply want the best outcome for their children’s overall health.

Red Stick Mom provides local families with the latest resources, perspectives and expert advice about the important choices affecting the health + wellness of your Baton Rouge family.

Parents already have a lot of decisions to make! Finding consistent and reliable resources for raising a family in Baton Rouge shouldn’t be overwhelming, especially when it comes to the family’s health + wellness. There are so many issues to consider for kids these days, from children’s mental well-being to food dyes and whether those matter to vaccines and when to get them. And that’s not even taking mom and dad’s health into account!

Enduring a long NICU stay? We’ve been there. Looking for a great urgent care for children in Baton Rouge? Red Stick Mom has suggestions. We’ve talked about taking mental health days for kids, how to battle pesky molluscum, and arthritis in children. These are just a few of the health + wellness questions we’ve addressed on Red Stick Mom over the nine years we’ve served the community.

We’ve covered many different aspects of health + wellness over the years, from a scary breast cancer diagnosis to the benefit of chiropractic care during pregnancy to miscarriages and pregnancy loss. Whether we’re discussing birth or adolescence, Red Stick Mom strives to provide relevant health + wellness content for Baton Rouge families in a timely fashion. Best of all, every resource on Red Stick Mom is free to readers.

With the help of more than 25 Baton Rouge moms, Red Stick Mom makes it easy to locate important and accurate health + wellness information for busy families.

Y'all. This list could go on forever. I never wanted to know how to do these things, but I'm married to a first responder husband, who is also in the Navy. Some things can't just wait until he gets home, because sometimes that's going to be a few weeks or even months. So, if YOUUU have a partner that greets you every evening eager to fix whatever is broken, hug them extra tight. When duty calls and I'm the only household manager in sight, here are the things I don't want to do (but I suck it up and handle it.) Handle anything that deals with any sort of bodily fluids Including but not limited to injuries, doctor visits, plunger-related crap. #punintended...
I’ll preface this by saying our first kiddo, Maverick, was never THIS sick … I’m not sure if this is a second kid thing or what, but WHEW. Mama’s tired is tired. Our youngest, Melody, has been sick since July with ear infections on top of random rashes, and colds, and we finally had surgery this month. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect other than having to put eardrops in her ears every day. So I wanted to share just a few things I’ve learned from this experience. Many of these tips can honestly be helpful for any illness since there always seems to be something. Quick and easy meals: I wanted to make things as easy...
This morning, I read the news about Stephen "Twitch" Boss who committed suicide at 40. Boss was the former DJ and co-host of the Ellen Show, but my husband and I had known him from his beginnings and his meteoric rise after his stint on So You Think You Can Dance, which we had watched religiously since its inception. Twitch always seemed like he was the epitome of happiness, and while I'm absolutely shocked at his death, I can tell you with absolute certainty that you can look fine on the outside and be dying on the inside. I think that's why I'm so saddened by his death. Five years ago, I changed jobs... Unexpectedly. Suddenly. The school district where I taught indicated...
Nah, I’m not doing that and I’m okay with that. Sometimes I wonder if other people realize I’m human. It’s like I became a parent and (almost) everyone decided that I was superhuman. I am not capable of doing everything. How many of us stay busy all day long? At one point I had to keep my schedule book around because I would break my day into 15-minute intervals. There was a three-year period of my life where I would drive from Zachary to New Orleans for work. I never spent less than 3.5 hours on the road. Then I either had a newborn or was expecting. I was beyond exhausted. I used to feel guilty when I had to turn people...
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