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! 

I truly enjoy spending time with my husband. Sappy, I know. I love family time with him, binge-watching Yellowstone, communicating through memes and Tik-Toks, and that we are always a united front when it comes to our children. But even the healthiest relationships need a break from time to time. Taking the time to maintain healthy boundaries and giving each other space is important – especially after 16 years of marriage and 3 children. Romance Break Let’s address the elephant in the room - literally. Intimacy and desire in a long-term relationship seem to fade as couples settle into the daily routine and the comfortableness a secure relationship provides. Of course talking about what to cook for dinner, who is doing the...
My infant has a dairy allergy and I've learned a lot about allergens in the last few months. In hindsight, there may have been signs. I was nursing and consuming dairy and, while she was a "gassy baby," she nursed without issue, was sleeping fine and there was no concerning vomiting or stool. She did do this sort of strange backbend thing, but we chalked that up to her learning to move her body. (A pediatric PT said that may have been a way for her to relieve some belly pain.) We really didn't see this coming.   Introducing Food...Discovering An Allergy Baby-led weaning (BLW) has been our preferred method of introducing food to our babies. It was a fun, exciting, and...
I don't know about you but I still vividly remember my senior year of high school. I remember wanting it to FLY by so that I could get into the "real world" and work, earn money and do what I wanted to do with it. There were many times I was ready to feel like an adult and be treated like one but also, tender moments where I just wanted someone to take care of me and make ALL my decisions for me. As I type this I realize, as a 34-year-old woman, I STILL want that some days. As I have raised my children and my oldest is now a senior in high school, I am trying to navigate...
Disclosure :: this post contains affiliate links. If You Can't Tone It, Tan It :: My Self Tanning Routine As moms, we deserve to look and feel our best. I don’t know about you, but after a few babies my body may never be what it was - and that’s okay. In this busy phase of life, I don’t have all the time in the world to hit the gym, so my motto is “If you can’t tone it, tan it!” Here is my self-tanning routine. When it comes to self-tanning, it can feel more intimidating than it really is. There are so many products to choose from. You worry that you will turn out streaky, or even worse orange (hello Bride...
We recently revamped our laundry room. It's a TINY space and needed to become way more functional for us. So the husband installed some shelves, and a new hanging rack, and we got to organizing. A hat bin here, soap surplus here, hooks on either side, Laundry Tongs. Wait, what? No, you read that correctly: LAUNDRY TONGS. 1. Laundry Tongs You see, I'm what some people like to call vertically challenged, a shorty, fun-sized. I'm short. Being short can make it really difficult to reach the bottom of my washing machine. those last socks or undies are almost impossible to reach. I've actually fallen INTO my machine before! But no longer! We went to a restaurant store and bought an industrial pair...

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