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! 

Moms Get Depressed Too She sits in tears, sobbing, as she works the brush through the giant knot in her hair. She feels the panic rising. The sharp pain in her chest. Her hands beginning to fold in on themselves. It’s her own fault and she knows it. Self maintenance has been so hard in her depressive state. Going days without a shower, until she absolutely had to. But showering takes so much out of her she rarely has it in her to shower AND brush her hair. So time after time, it’s thrown into the messy bun that no one sees through. And time after time she knows the knots are only getting worse. She’s fighting the panic. Willing...
Parenting Ailments :: Do You Have Any Symptoms? As a mom to 3 children, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve typed various symptoms into WebMD before ultimately calling the pediatrician. But what about a portal for the symptoms all of us parents have experienced? Below is my list of parenting symptoms and ailments. Please check all that apply: Forgetting why you walked into a room Missed playdates Forgotten lunches Calling your children everything but their given names You have a case of Parent Brain and go through the day trying to remember that one thing you told yourself not to forget. A fog of general forgetfulness is with you all the time. Repeatedly starting the dryer over to “fluff” the clothes ...
Low Stress Ways To Celebrate Your Birthday It’s my birthday!!! I’m so excited!! We already celebrated with my parents this weekend, but I always like to do a little something on my actual birthday.  Photoshoot. You’re not getting any younger. Celebrate today, remember tomorrow. Years from now you’ll look back and realize all of the flaws you think you have weren’t flaws at all. Burger King. True story, the patrons at my local burger king sang happy birthday to me one year. So much fun and they supply the crowns. Walmart. Wear something that says birthday to Walmart. It’s where I see the most people that will say “happy birthday.” It’s fun. Park. Go have fun in the park as...
5 Items For A Successful Beach Trip With A Newborn Last year some friends shared that they took their 9 week old on a beach vacation and we thought, "are they crazy?" Well, this year, when the opportunity presented itself we decided to take a beach vacation, with our 10 week old in tow. Now we were the crazy ones. We packed up our play yard and headed to the Florida panhandle for a much needed vacation. We brought our usual creature comforts, beach items, and items for the house: play yard and portable sound machine for sleeping, extra clothes and regular baby care items. We also packed several items to make it easier to take an infant to the actual...
With little children, themed cupcakes, balloons, and party favors are all it takes to impress your little one for their birthday party. Add in a bounce house and you will be a superhero in the eyes of your child. But, when you reach the tween and teen years, those things just aren’t going to cut it anymore. My oldest is turning 13 in August, and if you are like me, your party suggestions are met with a dramatic sign and eye roll. Here are six party ideas that received a smile and thumbs up from my daughter. Lights, Camera, Action! Move the viewing party outside with a backyard movie night. Put up some string lights, pop some popcorn, and lay out some...

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