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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.

What Your Therapist Really Thinks About You Have you ever wondered what your therapist is thinking while you're sitting there spilling out all of your anxieties and the thoughts that zip around your head that you'd never tell anyone else? Have you ever paused and worried, what did she just write down? Or think, "she probably thinks I'm nuts." Or "I can't believe I'm ugly crying, she must think..." Or any of the other things that we think about before, during and after therapy. Well I'm here to spill the beans on what your therapist may be thinking. I am a therapist, I have a therapist and I'm friends with a lot of therapists. I asked a bunch of therapists what they...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Woman's Hospital.  What All Women Should Know About Gynecologic Cancers  For many women, daily life can be a juggling act. Between packing school lunches, driving the kids to practice, taking a parent to their annual check-up, managing household chores and putting in 40-plus hours at the office, it’s hard to find time to care for your own needs. Most women know to perform a self-breast exam or even get an annual mammogram, but many overlook their female reproductive organs, especially after their childbearing years. Women should visit their gynecologist every year, REGARDLESS if they are done having children, had a partial or full hysterectomy, or even if they’ve entered menopause. By having a routine pelvic...
Mom Guilt: Will It Ever Go Away? Mom guilt is a common phenomenon experienced by many mothers, often characterized by feelings of inadequacy, doubt, and self-blame. Whether it's struggling to balance work and family responsibilities, feeling guilty about taking time for oneself or questioning parenting decisions, mom guilt can be overwhelming and distressing. Mom guilt can stem from various sources, including societal expectations, internalized pressure to be a perfect parent, and comparisons with other mothers. It often manifests as feelings of guilt for not meeting perceived standards of motherhood, whether it's related to spending enough quality time with children, providing the best possible care, or making the right choices for their development. I have been an educator for nearly 15 years,...
Pulse Check Survey :: Where Are You On Meeting Your 2024 Goals? PULSE CHECK TIME! We are officially nearing completion of the first two months of the new year. Some decided to forego the new year’s goals and resolutions to lower self-inflicted pressures, which can certainly be beneficial for some life seasons. Others have risen to the challenge of defining ambitious objectives for the new year. For the moms who are determined to set goals, like myself, here’s a simple pulse-check to help identify if you are on track. At the beginning of this year, we learned how to set goals for 2024 and keep them. Helpful tips of creating specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound goals, also known as SMART goals,...

Unapologetically Weird

Unapologetically Weird Growing up family events put me in a perpetual state of anxiety. My cousins were not my friends. In fact, they barely spoke to me. It made me feel like such an outcast at the time. I remember dreading holidays and only got through them with either a book in my face or with the help of my I-Pod shuffle. I just never fit in. This didn’t follow me into school though, I found my own friend group pretty easily and was happy to spend time with people I related to. As I grow older though, the feeling of being ‘the outcast’ has made its way back into my life. It's not always easy to embrace our uniqueness, especially...

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