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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! 

Family Friendly TV :: Percy Jackson And The Olympians On Disney+ Looking for a fun, family-friendly TV series that is actually entertaining for both kids and adults? Look no further than Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Based on the YA novels of the same name, with heavy involvement from author Rick Riordon, the Disney+ series follows the story of young Percy Jackson and how his life changes when he learns he is a demi-god because his dad is a Greek god. As a result, Percy is thrust into a world of myths and monsters; finds friends (Annabeth and Grover) and enemies, and learns some important life lessons along the way. The target audience for both the books and the series is...
Those Pesky Chin Hairs {IYKYK} :: A Cautionary Tale When I was a young girl I used to cringe when my mom would pluck her chin hairs. I found it so embarrassing when she would do it at a red light where people could possibly SEE her. I would sink down into the front seat and try to cover my face. I did this because, at 13, if someone saw you sitting in the car next to your mom plucking her tiny black hairs off her chin then they would never, ever talk to you again. The whole school would probably shun you, you would never get a boyfriend and then you would live the rest of your life alone....
Raising Two Different Personalities I love the joys of having two little ones. I have enjoyed almost every moment of their little lives. Vaccinations and first days are always hard. The same with sickness and accidents. But having children with two different personalities feels like I’m raising them in completely different ways. Some of these differences have to do with their age. I have a little boy and a toddler. My toddler wants to be a big boy so bad and my little boy wants to be an adult. My oldest loves words of affirmation. He loves to know you’re proud of him. That makes him feel special and important. He doesn’t discuss his feelings a lot but praise makes him...
Five True Crime Podcasts To Binge Next True Crime Podcasts are one of the most compelling podcast genres, offering crime, drama, and a suspenseful murder mystery directly to our ears. To say I am obsessed with crime podcasts is putting it mildly. Below are my most recent five listens. Finding Brittanee Drexel ::  17-year-old Brittanee mysteriously disappears on a secret spring break trip. Listen to exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to details spanning the 13-year investigation. Very Scary People (The Ken & Barbie Killers) ::  In this seven-episode podcast, host Donnie Wahlberg follows the twisted, dark path of the seemingly loving and wholesome couple Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. Unrestorable :: 3-year-old Sarah and her 2-year-old brother Jacob were last seen with their mother, Catherine Hoggle. Their...
The Best Organized Sports For Little Kids Organized sports have so many benefits. Children learn how to take turns, work as a group, and the benefits of practice. It’s an awesome way to enjoy exercise as well. All children are different, some will get immense joy from winning, some will only get excited about snacks, but your kids should get something out of it. If not, maybe it’s not the sport for them. Gender roles have changed so much. Maybe your little girl enjoys playing football and your son is amazing at gymnastics. Go where their joy is. My favorite sports for littles: Soccer is amazing! Soccer is so popular worldwide. They’ll work together with a team while having a great time....

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