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As Baton Rouge moms, we know what it takes to keep a household running, and we understand that motherhood is hard. There’s always a ton to do and never enough time to get everything done! Sometimes us moms need a quick fix or advice from other moms on how to save time. Just like you, Red Stick Mom writers are always open to a more efficient way to handle things and willingly share their best mom hacks, tips and tricks when they find them.

Here at Red Stick Mom, we offer dozens of ideas from diverse perspectives in our mom hacks, tips and tricks category. From taking road trips from Baton Rouge to meatless meals to natural cold remedies, we’ve written about it. 

Curious how to freshen up your skin routine? We suggest you try slugging. Looking for a faster way to fix your hair? Try the lazy mom’s guide to hair. Wondering if there’s a better way to cook bacon? Try this mom hack for cooking the best bacon ever and thank us later. What’s motherhood without perfecting your bacon, are we right? That’s the kind of content our Mom hacks, tips and tricks section highlights. 

That said, not all of Red Stick Mom’s mom hacks, tips and tricks are about fixing food or mom’s self care. Maybe you are looking for a better way to store your family’s precious photo memories. Have you ever wondered what to do with the cupcakes that your kids inevitably didn’t finish? You haven’t really lived until you’ve tried “recycle cake.” We even get intimate with other topics like why every mom should try period panties and the value of a nursing cart when there’s a newborn in your home.

Our writing team of 25+ local Baton Rouge moms really work hard to ensure that local parents benefit from our tried and true mom hacks, tips and tricks. Our goal is to make living in Baton Rouge with kids – and motherhood overall – easier and more fun, and we’re here to share what we know! 

The "Why" Word :: Tips For Fostering Critical Thinking Skills At Home From A Teacher Mom School has kicked off for most students in the Baton Rouge area. School supply lists have been labeled and shipped off in stuffed backpacks and store bags. New uniforms, clothes, and shoes have been picked with care, hoping they’ll last at least through the holiday season. For almost 15 years, I had the pleasure of feeling the hustle and bustle of the first days of school as an English teacher and eventually as a principal. Through that journey, I became a mom and the extra pressure to get my students and children ready could be a think piece in itself.  As my daughter got older,...
As moms, we all know the struggles of trying to get our kids up and out the door on school mornings. Whether you have one kid or five, it can easily become a stressful and hectic time for everyone. Having structured routines is so important for my sanity as a mom, including what we do before bed. Today I'm sharing 5 night time tips to make your school morning run smoother. We live 30 minutes from school (when the traffic is good), so I knew going into the school year we had to have a good routine in place. After about a month of school, I’m happy to report the procedures we've put into place each night have been a...
Talking To Your Kids About Drugs In this day and age, our children are facing way more peer pressure and stress than we ever did. Our days were filled with play, instead of electronics. Everyone knew everyone, it was a safer time. With the opioid crisis, it is more important than ever to have that conversation about drugs with your children. Here are a couple of facts and tips on how to have a reciprocal conversation about drugs with your kids. First let’s examine why things are in crisis mode. In the late 1990’s aggressive marketing and physicians reliance on opioids, plus over prescribing played a huge role in more people becoming addicted to pain pills. When they finally caught up...
Navigating My New World Right now, as I write this, I’m taking a break from grading papers. I’m so proud of all of my students’ hard work. It’s an unending pile of the masterpieces my students have worked so hard to complete. I must go through each one and with 26-28 students this year, I’m overwhelmed to say the least. Despite my work, I make sure my boys know they are my priority. Everything in my life could be on fire and I’d be playing hide-and-seek or reading a book with them. I never want them to think they aren’t wonderful and the reason I try so hard with everything. I wanted to be a mom so bad and I was blessed...
I Don't Have Time For Picky Eaters It’s dinner time, the plates are set and the meal is hot and ready. “I don’t like that!”, “It’s yucky!!”, “Can you fix me something else?”  You spent time, money, and exhausted efforts on fixing a meal, no matter how fancy or just boxed meals, and your kids simply won’t eat it. Sound familiar? I’ve been there, and it’s not pretty. Being a working parent with kids in school, extracurriculars, obligations, and everything in between, it’s nearly impossible to be ahead of the game with food that all the family likes. Kids go through stages, and what they loved one minute, they hate the next. My seven-year-old ate breakfast burritos like they were a coveted...

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