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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! 

Births are like snowflakes. Each one is uniquely beautiful. They show us a courage and strength we never knew we had and a love we never could have imagined. The excitement and anticipation of an upcoming birth is palpable. There is an anxious energy around not knowing exactly what to expect. Will it be long or short, comfortable or difficult, exactly as planned or take its own direction? Birth is one of the few parts of life that we typically can’t and shouldn’t control. When our babies are born, we wear our stories like a badge of honor. Each of us has our own special initiation into motherhood. This week, you’ll read stories that encompass many kinds of birth. From...

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When I entered the world of motherhood in April 2012, I felt like friends and family came out of the woodwork and I remember feeling so taken care of.  Friends gave selflessly and family consistently cleaned my house (thank you Mom!!) when I couldn't. As more of my friends became moms, I realized just how rare my experience was, so I wanted to share some new and old ideas that I learned in how we can help care for those new moms out there, who may not have their support system nearby. 1.  TakeThemAMeal.com. The biggest help we received was the fact that we didn't have to cook for 6 weeks after we had Judah because our friends used this fabulous...

Four-Legged Family

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Growing up, my family always had at least one dog.  So when I bought my first home in 2009, it didn’t take much convincing when my then boyfriend (now husband) told me that his chocolate lab needed a friend.  All I knew was that I didn’t want a puppy, so I started scouring petfinder.com.  I came across a picture of D3, a  1.5 year old Siberian Husky/German Shepherd mix at a shelter about 30 minutes from my house.  A few emails later I learned that he was a sweet dog, loved to be outside, and was very smart.  He had figured out how to sneak under the gate that kept him in his kennel. They couldn’t figure out how...
First of all, I just want to say thank you to the many of you who have responded to the posts this week.  I have received emails, texts, Facebook messages, etc., and the feedback and response has been overwhelming.  It is so great to know that there is a huge community of support out there. I know first hand what so many of you are going through.  Looking back at my journey, I realize that my infertility story was extremely, mercifully short compared to what many of you are currently experiencing.  But the ache and hurt from that period of my life still linger.  I've told friends time and time again that I still, oddly, feel infertile, even though I...
For the many of you who are reading this blog series (here is Part 1 and  Part 2) who have never struggled with fertility, chances are that you know someone who is.  Infertility affects between 10% and 15% of couples trying to conceive.  You likely have a friend or a relative who is currently dealing with this issue.  Knowing the right things to do or say can be tricky because you don't want to walk on eggshells, but you don't want to be hurtful either.  Based on my experiences, here are a few suggestions for what to say and what not to say. Things you should try to avoid saying or doing: Don't tell her to "just relax".  This was...
Yesterday, I shared my story of my journey through infertility .  What I failed to share yesterday, however, was the deep agonizing pain that I went through in that journey.  I didn't share about the endless nights when I would cry myself to sleep, or when I would wake up in the morning with tears covering my face from crying in my sleep.  I didn't share about the times when I would have to rush to the bathroom to be sick and then return to a room full of my friends and their young babies with a smile plastered to my face.  Or the times when I would hear a song on the radio that triggered deep pain in...
Our son William was baptized on Sunday. I was so excited. I had been planning it for weeks. My husband and I were hosting a brunch for our families at our house afterward. He had an adorable outfit picked out. A close family friend was going to baptize him. It was going to be perfect – my son’s first big event in his short three-month life. The day arrived and by the end of it I learned a valuable lesson: there are no perfect moments in life. At least, not the kind of “perfect” that you often hope they will be.  Having a child has redefined what having a meaningful experience is for me – and it doesn’t always involve everything...
Do you ever have those moments where you are weak, tired, and at the end of your rope? You just need that little boost to get you through the day? A few days ago, the girls and I were finishing up our last few errands on a very busy day. I was completely exhausted and dreaming about a nap! Emmeline was on day 5 of sleepless nights, Ava was bouncing off the walls, and Daniel had barely been home between working 2 jobs and going to school. While we were heading home, three devastating realizations occurred to me. 1. Emmeline was asleep in her car seat so she would likely not nap once we got home. 2. It was later...
April 2014 is the 6th annual National Multiple Birth Awareness month, and Multiples of America would like to use this month to "focus...on educating our communities about the special needs and challenges of multiple birth children while celebrating the joys they bring to our families." So in honor of NMBA month and all of our readers who are moms of multiples, I compiled some very familiar moments that don't easily let us forget these challenges and joys in raising our twins, triplets, or higher order multiples. 1)      When you pull up next to the double grocery buggy in the parking lot of a grocery store: …your day is totally made! 2)      When there is only one high chair at a restaurant (or only one crib...

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