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! 

Last weekend’s game against LA Tech got a little precarious towards the end. Was anyone else’s superfan in meltdown mode? My husband Matt kept shaking his head and saying “It’s going to be another Troy” in an uncharacteristically high tone of voice. And no, he wasn’t referring to the 2004 movie called “Troy” that starred an overly bronzed and muscular Brad Pitt (which would have certainly been an upgrade to the third quarter). Troy University is an unranked, non-conference school that beat LSU last year in Tiger Stadium, during Homecoming week. It was a total embarrassment and has become a recurring nightmare for many superfans that is only whispered about in trusted circles. Matt was already on edge, because...

What the Kids are Watching

As a teacher, our summers still stay pretty busy, but one huge positive is the amount of time we get to spend with our kids. But when you’re in South Louisiana in the summer, that’s a lot of time inside. Between the blazing heat, daily afternoon rain and me trying catch up on laundry or ________ (insert any other task but it’s ALWAYS laundry) television becomes the babysitter. We love television in our house, and I try to still somewhat engage with my children when they’re watching their shows. I can spend time with them while folding or cleaning the kitchen while simultaneously keeping an eye on what they’re watching. With my kids varying so much in age, their...
Homework has suddenly found its way into my life again ... much, much sooner than anticipated. You see, this year my daughter is in a pre-k 4 program at her daycare. Last year, all she could talk about was how excited she was to be in the Pre-K4 class. She learned so much last year, and I knew that she would thrive this year. At this point, it's important for me to add that my daughter is not yet four. She is in this class early - a decision that at times I've thought was right, but I've also questioned that choice many times. A prime example of this happened one week into Pre-K4. As we were walking to the...
Every August, my husband and I (we are both teachers) make our annual shopping trip to the mall for some school year clothing staples. The kids get their wardrobes updated each July, but we have to wait until our second August paycheck, after we spent the first one on the typical back-to-school demands: supplies, shoes, school fees, and uniforms.  We decided to divide and conquer. He took the boys with him to the men's department while I had the girls with me. I quickly grabbed pairs of pants, blouses, and dresses, each of various sizes, to haul into the fitting room with me because I had no idea what size I am. Always pressured for time, I squeezed in and...
Oh hi, welcome back to potty training the sequel. If this is your first time here, you should check out part one first. If you’ve made it this far, you deserve an award or hot coffee or something. As I’m sure you know, potty training is not something to take lightly. So I’m proud of you for continuing this journey and sticking with it!! Over the last few months while potty training my little, I’ve figured out some tips and tricks that I think will help you on your journey! Remember it is a journey. There WILL be accidents but you got this momma, and let’s all take it one day at a time and your little will be on...

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