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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! 

    We survived the beach with 4 kids. Alone. It was a challenge but we conquered. Ages 5,3,1, and 8months. We wanted a change of scenery and Labor Day weekend was the weekend to do it! I have read so many different lists about what to bring to the beach to be prepared and so I thought I would drop a few items that we used to help with our successful trip. 1) Beach Wagon - I recommend getting two.  One for kids to ride and one to hold all of your beach bags and beach items. they fold up easily and don't take up too much space. Can use as a bed for naps too.  Pro tip: Big Wheels for...
So you want to be more involved with your child’s school? That’s great!! I’m sure the faculty and staff would appreciate it. It’s so important to be involved with the schools that educate and shape our children’s future. The more invested parents are, the more efficient the schools can be. Take an index of your attributes. What can you personally add to your school’s well-being? Is it time, money, car, gardening, painting, photography, etc? What are you good at? What do you love? Are you a fabulous public speaker or a great mural painter? Can you read a story with energy and zest? Make a list of what you can do. Use your positive attributes to contribute. Use a list of your...
Throughout my career as a therapist, I have uncovered a couple of topics that always come up in sessions. Self-care ranks in the top three, easily. Self-care is the intentional choice to do something for yourself to preserve yourself. Self-care is restorative and mandatory if you are going to thrive. Often my clients ask, what are some examples of self-care? Well, since you asked, here are 101 ideas for self-care. Watch a sunset. Take ten deep breaths (on purpose). Attend a yoga class. Take a bubble bath. Listen to your favorite music. Take a Walk. Work out. Go paddle boarding. Bake a treat. Spend a few minutes on the swing.                                  Do a...

Catch Me at Tumbles

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*This post is not sponsored. My family just loves Tumbles so much, I had to share with our readers. Y’all. TUMBLES. I’m telling myself I found the most amazing Hidden Gem of South Baton Rouge. In reality, I’m likely late to the “cool mom” game and everyone already knew about this.But let me rave about my toddler's most favorite place. I mean he wakes up asking to go to Tumbles.I first heard of Tumbles from my PREK4 students. My students came in one Monday ALL sharing about the most fabulous birthday party at a place called TUMBLES.Then shamed me for not taking Henry there. WHAT? Immediately I look this four-year-old approved place up. They know my Henry and insisted he loved it. Our...
At Red Stick Mom, we have family fun in Baton Rouge for all seasons covered, as well as creative ideas for every member of the family. Our team of more than 25 Baton Rouge moms is always looking for activities, events, and inspiration for everything from how to host the perfect Baton Rouge birthday party for kids to hidden gems in Baton Rouge. We even have this resource for where kids eat free in Baton Rouge to help you save money while eating out with the family! South BR Restaurants: Local and Family Friendly Dining out is a whole new experience when you have children. Different ages and stages make going to a restaurant a whole new world. Toting a newborn in a car seat...
It’s Grandparents Day!! What a wonderful day to celebrate. Without grandparents, I would not be the woman, the wife, mother, friend, and human I am today. Let me tell you about my grandparents. Both sets of my grandparents all lived in southern Arkansas. They were from Mount Holly and LouAnn, Arkansas. They were collectively the kindest, most thoughtful people I’ve ever met or been loved by. The only exceptions being my parents. My parents are wonderful grandparents. They are the epitome of love. I’ll never forget the day we surprised them with the news we were expecting Jack. They were so happy and excited. They were also elated with the news of Jacob’s impending arrival. My parents have been incredible grandparents. They have...

Take the Cruise, Mama!

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We recently returned from a five-day cruise on the Carnival Valor out of New Orleans. Our cruise was a five-day cruise and we went to Cozumel & Progresso. Here is my real-life Mom review of our experience on our first cruise. Our group was a bit unique, there were a total of eight of us: my mom, sister and brother-in-law, myself, my husband, and three kids (19, 17 & 11). Experiencing a cruise with the ages of our kids was PERFECT. They were able to have fun & explore on their own in the safe surroundings of the ship while we got bonding time over dinner and games in the evening. The service was TOP NOTCH. Everyone we interacted with was...

Navigating the NICU

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My daughter spent 18 days in the NICU after she was born eight weeks early. This was new territory for me since my son was evicted at forty weeks three days. The experience made her homecoming that much sweeter, but it was a difficult journey fraught with emotions for our entire family. Admission to the NICU When your baby is very premature, they are quickly taken to the NICU after birth. I got a brief view of her when the doctor held her up for me to see. My husband got to see her while she was weighed, measured, and her birth APGAR scores were taken. But neither of us got to hold her when she was born. She was quickly...
It is no secret that moms tend to put their needs last. I'm here to tell you that taking care of yourself will make you the best mom and partner. Exercising gives me the little extra push I need for the evening time and it gives me something to look forward to during the day. Here are some tips to help you make exercising a normal part of your daily routine! 1. Find a time that works for you and make it a priority. I am not a morning person. I am a stay-at-home mom for my three boys ages 6, 4, and 3. My time to workout will probably not look like yours. I have a gym membership and do group...

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