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As a Baton Rouge mom, sometimes you simply need to connect with other local moms to hear their thoughts, perspectives and opinions about raising kids in Baton Rouge. The perspectives in parenting section of Red Stick Mom is focused on providing a place for readers to discover what other moms are thinking and how they are managing the ever-changing challenges that accompany the difficult job of being a parent.

There are many different perspectives on parenting and living in Baton Rouge with kids, and Red Stick Mom is a safe platform where these diverse opinions can be published and discussed. We strive to provide not just valuable information and resources to parents across Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas, but also a place to hear from other local moms and what they’re thinking about current issues facing families.

In our perspectives in parenting section, you’ll find lots of anecdotes and reflections on day-to-day life in Baton Rouge with kids. Our writers keep it real and are willing to share everything from what it’s like to not want to have a natural birth in Baton Rouge to why they chose ISR swim lessons in Baton Rouge to managing their time as a single mom.

Many of our perspectives in parenting stories offer an intimate look into the highs and lows of being a mom in Baton Rouge. Whether it’s avoiding the mom shame game, or the challenges of having multiple young kids, we think that the best way to work through motherhood is together. No topic is off limits, even if it means getting honest about body image issues for young girls in Baton Rouge.

The Red Stick Mom writers talk about important things that Baton Rouge moms need to know, like where to get the best tutoring help in Baton Rouge and where to take a day trip with kids when you just need to get out of town!

With more than 25 local moms writing for Red Stick Mom, we pride ourselves on being the premier parenting resource for living in Baton Rouge with kids. If there’s a topic or perspective that’s missing, we always invite our readers to let us know what they want to talk about next!

Three Ways I Found My Village As A Stay At Home Mom When you become (or are about to become) a parent, everyone tells you “it takes a village.” And they’re right… but what happens when your village works full time and can’t come rock your colicky baby who hasn’t slept all night? In the fall of 2022, I became a stay-at-home mom after having worked since my first job as a cashier in high school. However, when my husband and I were anticipating the arrival of our third child, we knew the price of daycare just wouldn’t make sense while having another little one at home under the age of two. So, painstakingly, we made the decision that I wouldn’t...
Help My Baby Turned Into A Tween And Needs Deodorant As mothers, watching our children grow and develop can be a rollercoaster of emotions. It feels like just yesterday you were changing their diapers, dressing them in their favorite cartoon character t-shirts, and wiping away the crumbs from around their smiling mouths. But as time goes by, our babies transform into young adults, and one of the first signs of this change is the need for deodorant. How many times do you ask yourself: "Is my child really growing up so quickly?" You might even pause to reminisce on the first day you smelled their sweet cheeks. Yet here we are, shopping for deodorant because they need it. Who knew there...
Embracing The Love: The Journey Of A Co-Parent Who Adores Her Bonus Child Motherhood is a beautiful and complex journey filled with unexpected surprises, challenges, and blessings. For those of us who co-parent and have the privilege of loving bonus children, our experience is no different. In fact, the love we feel for our stepchildren is often so profound that we consider them our own biological children. In this blog post, we will dive deep into the powerful emotions that come with being a mom to not only biological but also bonus children. The Unexpected Love: As mothers who navigate the world of co-parenting, it's common to feel hesitant about forging a strong bond with our partners' children from previous relationships or...
Wobbling Toward Grace :: Milestones In Parenting A Neurodivergent Child We took the kids to the West Baton Rouge Library’s Lego Club a few Fridays ago, and as we were trying to corral them to leave our younger son pointed at the ground and went, “AHHH!” That’s his way of letting us know he has seen something out of the ordinary - revolting (a cockroach), surprising (a sock or a package of chips his brother has thrown into his visual range), or delightful (an almost-forgotten toy that has disappeared for a while). I followed his pointing finger to a small beige shape in the dark green industrial carpet weave of the library floor. I squinted at the block and said, “well, let’s...
Honor Roll Mom :: Keep Your Expectations Reasonable My oldest child is smart. Like mind-blowingly smart. At 14, I don’t remember a single time he ever had to study for a test. He’s able to remember vast amounts of knowledge and the adults in his life regularly look to him for guidance whenever they have a question about history or geography. He’s been on the honor roll ever since he was old enough to be on it and I’ve been the proud mom, sitting in the front row cheering him on every step of the way. With a child like this, you get used to seeing the A’s and as much as you don’t want to be “that parent," any time...

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