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Mom Tips, Tricks and Hacks

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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! 

Student athletes should be safe. Our kids at school should be safe. We drop off our kids at school every day assuming they will come home. We bring our college freshmen to campus at the beginning of the year counting down the days until Thanksgiving break... our students should be SAFE. Gun violence has to STOP. As a mom of a student athlete, I can’t help but see my son's face in Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis Jr. and D'Sean Perry recently killed at University of Virginia. Student athletes devote YEARS of their lives to their craft. These young men have worked with various coaches over the years and worked hard to be at the level that they were. Their parents brought...
Once a year, the Southern University Jaguars from Baton Rouge, LA and the Grambling State University Tigers from Grambling, LA battle it out in the New Orleans Superdome to earn annual bragging rights. But that’s not where this tradition gets exciting. The annual Bayou Classic is like a family reunion. Alumni, fans, supporters, and spectators come from all over the world for a weekend chocked full of family entertainment. This means as long as the kiddos have had their first set of shots, they are likely to come. It does require some planning, so here are a few tips to make it enjoyable. First Things First: You will need a clear bag. Diaper bags, backpacks, etc. are not excused for...
What is a Toniebox In the simplest terms, a Toniebox is a screen-free audio box that plays music, “reads” stories, or plays messages. The Toniebox works in conjunction with individual “Tonies,” or characters that sit atop the box. The box itself is a roughly 5-inch cube. It is easy for little hands to hold and carry. The Tonies range in size but are all about 3 inches tall give or take. The box and the Tonies are magnetic allowing the characters to remain on the box if tipped or jostled.  The Toniebox is relatively new in the USA. It originated in Germany, expanded to other European countries, and celebrated its two-year US anniversary in October 2022. We got our toddler a...
Somewhere between sticky pancake hands and blue toothpaste all over the vanity, mamas sigh in their homes alone. Deadlines, appointments and meetings swirl in our heads. Milestones and meltdowns make their appearances. Overwhelm and loneliness can creep in. There’s no shortage of posts in online mom groups of women seeking friendship and solidarity. Did you have a rough night of sleep? Me too, friend. Let's have some coffee and cope with it together. Cue 225Moms. I was a brand new mama to a little boy who needed therapy appointments and specialist visits all while being an airplane ride away from my family and best friends. Two girlfriends of mine kept inviting me to their MOPS group (now 225MOMS) and encouraging me to take...
Date Night or Girls Night or Just a Fun Time We recently went to Red Stick Spice Co. for a group cooking class. We booked this class in the summer the day after the cooking class schedule debuted for the fall because these cooking classes book up FAST! Our class was on a Tuesday night, however, their test kitchen offers weekday afternoon classes that usually have openings. I like to think I am comfortable in the kitchen. I follow many recipe developers and my favorite thing to watch on television is cooking shows. I experiment in the kitchen and absolutely love baking with my children. That being said: I have never done a private or group cooking class up until this...
Why You Should Hire a Caterer for Your Holiday Meals So, you are in charge of the holiday dinner. It doesn’t matter if it’s a family dinner, company dinner, house party, Friendsgiving, potluck or whatever, there is literally nothing easier than outsourcing and hiring a professional caterer. Listen, I know you have your grandmother’s old recipes and can order all of your groceries via Instacart. I understand that you can cook and just throw the dishes in the dishwasher or have the kids clean up. But do you really want to spend the entire week preparing to enjoy dinner only to be too tired? Not even! Just contact a reputable local caterer then kick back and really enjoy. If taking it easy...
Best Places to Order Catered Thanksgiving Dinner in Baton Rouge The holiday season is upon us! In all the chaos, so many of us are looking to outsource & make this holiday season just a little easier and a little more enjoyable for everyone! So we got busy and did all the research for you. Here are all the delicious options the Greater Baton Rouge Area has to offer for take-out Thanksgiving meals! No matter what you're looking to order, we've got you covered! The bird? Check The ham? You betcha! Traditional sides? Done & done! Cajun sides? You know it! Desserts? We definitely didn't sleep on that one! Get ready to make some time for self care, because Thanksgiving Dinner is one less thing on...
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...
So Halloween has come and gone, and we carved a minimum of three pumpkins around here! While we use the pumpkin guts in our chicken or veggie stock, the kids always beg for roasted pumpkin seeds! We’ve had good years and mediocre years. But this year, we hit it out of the park!! Now, I’m not a big recipe person and we were kind of winging it, so I do t have super precise measurements for you but here’s the gist: We started by boiling the seeds in slightly salted water for 5 minutes. Strain them pat them dry and now it’s time to get to work! 1 1/2 c pumpkin seeds 2-3 tbs olive oil Generously sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. We used Cinnamon Toast...

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