The Best of Red Stick Mom :: Top 10 Posts of 2022

As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say how much we truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you.

We also wanted to share the 10 most popular blog posts of 2022, determined by page views. They are stories of faith, humor, loss, marriage, motherhood and so much more. We hope you enjoy re-visiting them as much as we did.

Top 10 Posts of 2022

1. Cheer is More Than Big Bows and Glitter

A few summers ago, after her relentless begging, I gave her a choice: she could do cheer, but had to quit dance and tumbling. She couldn’t do everything, I told her. “Ok!” she said. She was all in. Read more…  

2. This Book Will Save Your Sex Life 

Now, let me preface this by saying that my and my husband’s sex life doesn’t need saving. We maintain an open and honest dialogue and while we may have dips occasionally, it is quite healthy, thank you very much. Read more … 

3. Best Places to Eat Outside with Kids in Baton Rouge

But, as most parents are well aware, not all outdoor dining experiences are created equal… especially when you have small children. That’s why I’ve compiled this list of a few of our favorite places to eat around Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. When you only get so many days a year of perfect weather, it’s nice to take the guesswork out of the equation. Read more… 

My boys and friends having a blast at Istrouma Brewery

4. 5 Family-Friendly Hidden Gems In and Around Baton Rouge

There are so many family-friendly places in and around Baton Rouge. Here are 5 of my favorite hidden gems you should check out! Read more … 

5. You Are What Your Childcare Is

Childcare is a critical, thankless piece of infrastructure in any parent’s life. Childcare is a spectrum. Daycare, Grandparent help, a real deal nanny, generous neighbors, family friends, Daddy daycare, in-home daycare, drop-in daycare, pseudo-co-parent, Mother’s Day out programs, pre-K, babysitters- there are a lot of creative ways to build out your village. Read more… 

6. Non-Expert Advice for Taking Toddlers to Disney World

It’s 2022 and people are ready to get back to making childhood milestones happen, like the family trip to Disney World. We JUST got back (like much of Louisiana), and I thought I would share the hits and misses of our Disney trip. Read more… 

7. Current Costco Favorites

Thankfully we can always count on organic eggs, quality produce, applesauce pouches, toilet paper and paper towel. Otherwise, I’m on the lookout for what’s new. I love when friends share their Costco hauls and things they like, so I wanted to share some of our current Costco favorites, here’s to hoping they’ll be around awhile! Read more…

8. Sorry I Can’t, I’m in Baby Jail

I’m in baby jail- four years and counting. What is baby jail? It’s this precious, exhausting, all-consuming, finite period of time when it is all about the babies. It has to be: they need to be fed, rocked to sleep, be bathed, be changed, be entertained, be soothed, all while Frozen plays in the background. Read more… 

9. Take a Family Vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains

Imagine mist rising from the tallest mountains as far as the eye can see as you peer across valleys and the tallest tree lines. That is what we woke up to daily on our vacation to Sevierville, TN. Words nor photos could truly capture the beauty there. Read more… 

10. An Ode to Period Panties

First, periods suck. All cramps, headaches, backaches, bloating, and hormonal acne aside, the fact that you are bleeding, sometimes profusely, out of your vagina for DAYS is just obnoxious. Then, you have the indignity of having to pay good money for uncomfortable disposable products. Read more …

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That Time We Had Two Babies in One Year

5 Reasons We Love Living in Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest Neighborhood

Five Ways to Improve Your Transportation Situation

Setting a Family Boundary 

Confessions of a Formerly Suicidal Mom 

The Slug Life :: A Vital Step in My Skin Care Routine 

A Mom’s Guide to Prairieville Plus

April Fools’ Day :: 10 Quick and Easy Family-Friendly Prank Ideas

Louisiana Boating Laws: Some May Surprise You

Do I Have To? :: The Monotony of Pretend Play with Kids

From all of us at Red Stick Mom, THANK YOU for reading and we wish you a Happy New Year! 


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