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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!

Let’s talk about dating. Most of you reading this are probably married and struggle to coordinate a date night in the middle of a hectic work schedule + drop offs/pick ups + errands + sleep. So now I’m gonna throw in yet another variable -- how about FINDING someone to date + the actual dating. Like having to get to know someone that could become your child’s parent. No pressure. For the purpose of this here blog post, let’s assume the dating app of the week has produced someone worth going on a date with … this is where it goes from here if you are a single mom: Well, the guy has to ACTUALLY ask you out. This...

The Toddler Struggle

You know the sound - the sound of frustrated whining mixed with an over-dramatic, "I can't dooo it!" It's a real struggle to be a toddler. Almost every experience is a challenge to overcome. Anything from feeding themselves to building towers to coloring. This particular time, it was the shoes.  We got home from a friend's gymnastics birthday party a few weekends ago where my daughter Salem was required to take off her shoes. They were the slip on Mary Jane style with a velcro strap. And thanks to all the running and jumping around, it was time for a good nap. As she stood in her doorway just a little wobbly, she figured out how to slip her feet...

I Love You, But…

Most of us have that someone we once dated who ended the relationship with something like, "You seem really cool, but ..." My mind instantly responds with, "I must not be THAT cool or you wouldn't be breaking up with me." Or maybe it was that boss who, after you worked for weeks on a project comes into your office and says, "I love what you came up with, but..." Then there was the time you went to pick up your dog from boarding and the owner starts with, "He's really smart, but..." Ok, maybe it's just me with the dog who likes to bolt out front doors and through windows. But I digress. Now imagine you're four years old. And you're...
Almost anytime we as adults {myself included at times} encounter a child whether male or female, it seems like we feel the need to compliment their physical appearance in some way. Which I would argue is really more about paying a compliment to the parents, rather than the kid himself ... but I assure you they are listening even if we are not speaking directly to them. Why do we do this? My daughter has beautiful hair. Golden curls that cascade down like liquid gold, there is no questioning its loveliness. And at three years of age, she is keenly aware of this physical trait of hers because 99.9% of the time she encounters a stranger or an acquaintance who is an...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by BREC. Berenstain Bears LIVE is coming to Baton Rouge! Calling all Mama & Papa bears and their young cubs to join us at BREC’s Independence Park Theatre on March 3, 2017 at 7:00pm. for The Berenstain Bears LIVE! This performance brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. Tickets are on sale now ONLINE. Who :: all Baton Rouge area moms, dads and children When :: March 3, 2017 at 7:00pm Where :: Independence Park Theatre Cost :: $15 for kids (12 and under) / $20 for students (with Student ID) / $25 for adults How :: Tickets on sale NOW What :: Adapted...

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