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Re-imagining Summer

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It is the beginning of June, and my summer looks nothing like I thought it would 6 months ago. Although we are in Phase 2 of reopening Louisiana and have several more options than we did in the spring,...
As, a former all-star, high school, and college cheerleader and current all-star cheer coach, when I heard Netflix was coming out with a docu-series on cheerleading, I CRINGED. This has been done before, and each time the "cheer world"...
Mommies, mothers, we feel all of the feelings. All of them. We literally feel our children’s bodies move inside of us and hear their heartbeats (thanks to the modern age) before we ever get to meet them.They hear ours, they...
I have seen a Facebook post circulating, asking “When did you first experience racism?” Due to #BlackoutTuesday I will be sharing my experience. Here is my story. Junior year prom. I had all the plans made and was ready — pictures...
I can't stand when people say their kids "don't see color" ... that is a privilege my children will never have. My oldest daughter has noticed and been voicing her observations since she was 2 ... Mommy is pink,...

The Issue at Hand

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It really isn’t police officers versus black men or black people. It really isn’t the NFL versus Colin Kaepernick. These things are just symptoms of the issue at large. The issue is racism and people’s willingness to allow their...
My son, Parker, is six years old and has never had a true “boy haircut.” As I write this, I find myself turning to the internet in search of the typical “boy haircut.” These hairstyles range from various fades,...
In Troubled Families, abuse & Neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. -Marcia Sorota Here's the thing about goats: they were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans. Here's the thing about a scapegoat:...
Over the last couple of weeks, we have traded in our girl’s nights of wine, venting about our husbands, and trashy television shows for social distancing, homeschooling, family bike rides, and the occasional Zoom call. Even though we haven’t...
In our house, we love music. Now, I'm not necessarily musically inclined, but my husband enjoys playing guitar and we've always shared music with each other. We have the same taste, and it's always something we've bonded over. We...
It’s Mother’s Day, and I’m lying in bed. My husband told me to go rest while the girls were napping, so I figured I might as well allow myself some time alone. I am always tired, after all. I’m...
Why is it I cringe when I have a video meeting and knowing I won't have the help to watch my daughter? Like many other moms, we have found ourselves working from home with babies, toddlers and teenagers at home...

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Red Stick Moms Need to Know :: Baton Rouge Activities in...

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While most events around Baton Rouge are currently virtual, we're sharing our favorite things happening in August here on the monthly guide sponsored by...