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! 

As a mom of a twelve year old, I feel like we are somewhere in between kid shows & adult shows. We are always looking for fun shows that we will both enjoy that aren’t “kid shows.” There are a few shows we are watching currently or just finished that I think are the perfect in between shows. Gilmore Girls. Streaming on Netflix. As a mom born in the 80s, I’m no stranger to Gilmore Girls and watching it with my daughter has grown my love for this show! If you haven’t watched Gilmore Girls yet, it’s a witty show about a small town. You will laugh and maybe shed a few tears as you watch the characters learn, grow and...
Best Birthday Cakes Around Baton Rouge Who doesn’t love a great cake? Something beautiful, something delicious- it is the ultimate centerpiece of a good party. Plus, you get bonus points if it is a perfectly themed cake. Here are some highly recommended local options to create your ideal cake moment. Eloise’s Market and Cakery  This bakery recently saved me from the epic mom-fail of waiting too late to order the birthday cake. Their inspired interpretation of an Encanto theme was humbling. For last-minute moms, this place is a life saver! The Ambrosia Bakery  Classic, delicious and a family fave. Ambrosia has been a go-to for us. They have great as-is options, as well offer creative custom cakes.    Cake Goddess Designs are over the top and spot...
2023 Red Stick Mom Teacher of the Year Finalists! We received some amazing nominees for our Red Stick Mom Teacher of the Year campaign … nominated by parents, students, colleagues, neighbors, and friends … all who have made a difference in the lives of students and who motivate and inspire those around them. Selecting the top 10 finalists from all of the nominations proved to be a very difficult task. A team of objective judges will determine the Red Stick Mom Teacher of the Year from the 10 finalists below, and the winner will be announced on Monday, May 1st! Top 10 Finalists  Hermeisha Mosby - EBR Readiness, East Baton Rouge {Nominated by Janaiya Kensie & Yalonda Powell} She is a great teacher and dedicated...
A Summer PSA for Baton Rouge Moms :: BREC's Liberty Lagoon will open soon! BREC’s Liberty Lagoon water park is now open 7 days a week for fun in the sun! Make a splash on the water playground, surge through the water slides or crash under the coolbrellas as many times as you want this summer. For more information on how to make BREC’s Liberty Lagoon Waterpark your ultimate summer destination, visit libertylagoon.com. What Moms Should Know Before You Go Who ::  Everyone is welcome! That said, Liberty Lagoon promotes a safe family-oriented atmosphere and all groups must have at least one (1) adult for every six (6) children under the age of 12 years old. What ::  The facilities include water slides, a lazy...
It’s Teacher Appreciation Time! It’s time for the Teacher Appreciation celebration! It’s time to show our gratitude for all that they’ve done for children this school year (or part of the year for my son Jacob). These teachers have been working hard this entire year to show their support for our children’s scholastic activities. It’s time to give them flowers. Remember, the littles are watching. What they feel matters to you, matters to them (at least before middle school).  1.) First, check out whether the school has a parent-teacher organization that has recommendations or any planned activities that you can help with. Some organizations have special days planned where each day is dedicated to a special way to thank the teachers....

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