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There are so many fun ways to celebrate Halloween – bats, pumpkins, scary ghost stories, skeletons, and candy galore! It is relatively worry free and provides an excuse to stuff your face with pumpkin Reese’s and other Halloween inspired goodies. I’m obsessed with Halloween! Even as an adult, I still love it! But, Halloween has definitely changed since having children. Below is my list of main contrasts: The Perfect Costume Pre-kids: You start thinking about costumes in September. It would have to be becoming and funny for all the adult-themed parties and costume contests. Post-kids: Your costume is now the last thing on your mind. You are consumed with gathering all the supplies needed for each child’s costume. Your house is a mess...
Team Reintroductions: Fall Edition - Trix Your role with Red Stick Mom: Special Projects & Event Assistant and Red Stick Mom Contributor About Trix: Trix started her life in Georgia and after living in Myrtle Beach, Tahoe City, and Nashville, her (now) husband wrangled her into a life of Bayou living here in Baton Rouge. She’s the mother of six; a vivacious 9 year old, a curly haired 6 year old, their hurricane of a 3 year old that keeps them on their toes, & 3 sweet babes taken far too soon. She’s well versed in potty humor & innuendos while perfecting the art of sarcasm on the daily. When she’s not busy living the homeschool life, complete with yoga pants & coffee...
Team Reintroductions: Fall Edition - Elizabeth Your role with Red Stick Mom: Co-Owner About Elizabeth: Elizabeth is the co-founder of New Orleans Mom, Red Stick Mom, and Lafayette Mom, now the largest network of parenting websites in South Louisiana. Raised in New Orleans, she moved to the Northshore after receiving her MBA, where she met her husband Michael. In July 2011, they welcomed their daughter Addison into their family. In addition to her hubby and daughter, she loves Jesus, the Saints, LSU football, the beach, sushi, and a good book! She is always looking for new and exciting things to do & places to go on the Northshore. Favorite fall family tradition: Going to the pumpkin patch, then painting or carving pumpkins - depends on...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Offender Watch. This Halloween, Use Your Local Sex Offender Registry and Stay Safe! Do you know whose door your kids are knocking on while trick-or-treating? Every home may not be safe. There are more than 850,000 registered sex offenders in the United States, many convicted of crimes against minors. Before trick-or-treating this Halloween, sheriff’s offices and police departments advise parents to check their local sex offender registry. However, many parents may not know where to look or what information is most important on the registries. OffenderWatch, the nation’s largest network of local and state agencies managing sex offenders, shares its tips on reading and understanding sex offender registries. OffenderWatch partners with law enforcement nationwide to provide technical...
Team Reintroductions: Fall Edition - Ashley Your role with Red Stick Mom: Co-Owner About Ashley: Ashley is the Co-Owner of New Orleans Mom, Red Stick Mom and Lafayette Mom, now the largest network of parenting websites in South Louisiana. Proud graduates of the University of Virginia, she and her husband Blaise spent time in Tampa and Scottsdale prior to settling down back home in New Orleans, something they both said "would never happen." An avid runner, she'll try any workout at least once and is always up for sweating with friends. Now that her kids are older and all - by choice - in competitive sports, she's using her business degree to run NASA level logistics for the puzzle that is carpool. After...

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