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Dear Teen Mom, I See You I’ll never forget seeing those two pink lines. I was 16. I’d had a few different boyfriends since I turned 14, but this was my first serious relationship. He was thrilled. I was, understandably, terrified. After a very difficult pregnancy, we welcomed our first son two weeks before my 17th birthday. Of course, it was love at first sight. We had an awesome support system, and I know for a fact the days would have been a lot harder without the help and love we received from grandparents. I don’t take that for granted one bit; they were a saving grace on many nights when I wanted to give up from lack of sleep. In...
Disclosure :: A very special thank you to the sponsors that have made not only this post but the very existence of Red Stick Mom possible. We would also like to send a special thank you to Newman-Dailey who has generously title-sponsored this campaign, and continually supports the mission of Red Stick Mom. Red Stick Mom is 10! Let’s Celebrate with an Amazing Giveaway Package Worth Over $3,500! Happy 10th Birthday to Red Stick Mom! We continue to serve as Baton Rouge's premier parenting website and most reliable resource for local families. Our founders and owners, along with our amazing local writers, are working hard to meet that goal on a daily basis. Now, let’s celebrate! We are so thankful for YOU,...

One Whole Year

One Whole Year Dear Daddy, It’s been one whole year since you showed up at my house at 7:00 am to babysit the twins (You were always there when I needed you). One whole year since Henry’s poop fell out of his diaper and onto the floor and we laughed about how we were lucky not to have stepped in it. One whole year since I was talking to you through our Ring camera, and you were getting ready to take the twins stroll down the street in their little blue car. It was your regular routine, and the neighbors’ kids had already started calling you “Pop.” You always were a “kid whisperer.” It’s been one whole year since I got that...
Magic Does Exist :: Work-Life Balance As we enter into the new school year, I am acutely aware of my ability to support my kids in a way that I was not able to previously as a working mom. As a full-time businesswoman, I’ve always had to juggle home life and work life, and up until about two years ago, I dreaded the constant battle between priorities. The struggle caused stress and mom-guilt galore. I didn’t realize how much control I had in doing something about my career when it came to prioritizing my family. I have two kiddos, ages ten and seven, and they have attended two different schools for several years now. Their summer schedules did not grace my...
September Is Suicide Prevention Month :: Sharing Traeh Thyssen’s Story September is Suicide Prevention Month. It’s a time to raise awareness and discuss this tough topic that we simply don’t talk about enough. It’s a month to remember those who have died by suicide and to spread hope and information to those who are facing battles now or may in the future. Many of my photography clients become like family, but none more quickly than the Thyssens. They were one of the first families to book my services when I started my business and oh the fun we had during their first session wandering around downtown Baton Rouge together for hours! We were planning our second session for the fall....

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