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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! 

Breath of Fresh Air Sitting alone in the backyard watching the sun set is something that I have not done in a long time. It is so refreshing to have this moment of serenity, birds flying in the air, feeling the breeze across my face, neighbors laughing and talking, kids playing in the backyard, and the grass seems to be greener than the day before, yet finally I have some me time. I close my eyes to enjoy this peace and take a deep breath and just smile. Today, we celebrated my son's birthday. All the running around, decorating, putting on life jackets, serving the kids, and socializing with family had me exhausted. I truly could not wait until it...
Could They Move Any Slower? Tips To Help Our Distracted Kids {And Ourselves Along The Way} It can be painful to watch your toddler put on their shoes by themselves when you’re trying to get out the door quickly. They always end up on the wrong foot somehow, too. Then there’s that certain toy they refuse fo leave the house without that you haven’t seen in months. You get the point. It can be infuriating to repeat ourselves when our kids seem to be ignoring us, especially when we need to be somewhere fast. Remembering and understanding why our kids are moving at a snails pace is important for us to be patient. When tasks are demanding for kids, their...
4th of July Family Friendly Events and Fun in Baton Rouge Fourth of July is right around the corner and it's time for family fun and fireworks! We've compiled this comprehensive list below of 4th of July events taking place in and around Baton Rouge this year! 4th of July Family Friendly Events and Fun in Baton Rouge by Date June 29th June 30th July 1st July 2nd July 3rd July 4th July 5th July 6th
Quick Roadtrips & First Concerts :: How To Make Precious Memories On A Single Mom Budget You remember Middle School, it's the time when music really starts to resonate with you and you start to relate to the meaning of all those personal lyrics and you drown yourself and your newly developing hormones in solitude and become one with your favorite artist, wearing your air pods or dancing secretly in your bedroom. Nothing is better than this escape and you start to dream of seeing your favorite artist in concert. Seeing your dream concert isn't as accessible these days with the high cost of concert tickets and the rising cost of living, especially as a single mother, but when my daughter...
Quick & Easy Air Fryer Grilled Cheese When it comes to preparing meals for our little ones, quick and easy is sometimes best. Especially if you have a hungry toddler like me. One of my daughter’s favorites is a delicious grilled cheese sandwich. Instead of using your cast iron skillet, I found that it is easier to get a crispy grilled cheese sandwich when using the air fryer. It saves time and it comes out perfectly. I have listed the recipe below to get a tasty crispy grilled cheese that your little one will love. Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Unsalted butter - helps the sandwich lightly  brown without burning Sandwich Bread - I love using brioche bread but you can use...

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