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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! 

On my way home from dropping my 11-year-old daughter off for her first day of school, I had the radio on WITH commercials, which is rare these days since I am more of a podcast girl. During my twenty minute drive home, I heard three different "improvement" commercials. One for Botox, one for body sculpting, and another for the newest pill that can help you lose those "stubborn 20 pounds." Maybe this is fueled by having a preteen girl who I want to love herself and know her body is perfect just the way she is. Maybe it is from being raised in the 90s and early 2000s with low-rise jeans and women around me searching for the latest way...
Fall is such a fun season to celebrate with the family! All of us at Red Stick Mom know all about this excitement over the cooler months and all things fall related! From sharing our love about fall, fall recipes, and fall crafts, we are here to talk about it all! This pumpkin volcano is a fun spin on a fall tradition and great as a science activity! The pumpkins are finally rolling into Louisiana. Pumpkin carving is a family fun activity we do every year during this month. Our first pumpkins never last until Halloween. This leaves us carving multiple pumpkins throughout the month: thank you Louisiana heat! If your kids are all about bubbly and overflowing fun, this activity will...
My favorite lesson to do with my four-year-olds was on the book “How Full is Your Bucket? ... for Kids.” The concept is that every person has a bucket. At any given moment our bucket could be full, running out, or empty. The book shows ways in which we empty and fill each other’s buckets. The takeaway for the class was that in a kind and loving community we spend time filling each other’s buckets with love and kindness and in return our bucket becomes full also. This book really tries to teach children empathy. To treat others how they want to be treated. To look out for others and also yourself. When becoming a mother I remember other mothers constantly telling me “you...
Looking for indoor activities in Baton Rouge? Look no further! There is no shortage of things to do with kids in Baton Rouge in general, but sometimes you specifically need an indoor activity. Whether it’s too hot or too rainy, here are Red Stick Mom’s top picks for family-friendly indoor activities in Baton Rouge.  Bring on the LSU crafting fun with this how to make bouncy balls: LSU Style! Bouncy balls ... all kids love them. They can be rolled around, bounced, and thrown through the air. Making bouncy balls at home is even more fun. This following activity will have your kids feeling like a scientist in the kitchen, LSU fan style. If you aren't an LSU fan, that is alright....
Packing a Lunch for your Selective Eater My oldest son is a selective eater; he also has food allergies. It’s important he eats a lunch that he will find delicious enough to eat and will replenish his energy. Now that school is starting back, it’s important to choose a lunch menu that works with his palate and can be prepared. First, I make a list of different things he will actually eat. Our list isn’t that long. I make a list of the main courses that my oldest eats: chicken nuggets, ham sandwiches, spaghetti, red beans and rice, homemade pizza, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He’s pretty consistent when it comes to the sides as well. He eats macaroni and...
***Please do not assume that anything written below has to do with situations of actual malice. Circumstances when someone says or does truly awful things that demeans another group of people via racism, ableism, etc. should always be confronted.*** We have the option to be offended. There’s a thought process that occurs when we hear something that doesn’t sit right with us. During that process, we can decide that what has been said has nothing do with us and has no bearing on our life, or we can act on impulsive feelings in a hostile, unproductive way. Not every statement is an attack. A woman who vocally celebrates breast feeding an entire year is not putting down women who didn’t or couldn’t...
Happy Breastfeeding Week!! I never thought it would be me. If someone told me that I would nurse my youngest little heart exclusively for a year. Then continue to tandem breastfeed until he was 3, I wouldn’t have believed you. I delivered my youngest, Jacob, at Women’s hospital. They were very encouraging when it came to breastfeeding. They had a lactation consultant that came by with helpful tips. The lactation consultant even answered many of my questions. Breastfeeding went so well in the hospital. The day after we brought Jacob home, nursing took a turn for the worse. Have you ever slapped your pinky finger in a car door? That’s exactly what nursing felt like. Then I started having contractions. I...
I breastfed my son for two months before I threw in the towel to a bad case of mastitis. My antibiotics upset his tummy and he slept through the night after a day of formula. I never looked back. I think fed is best and whatever way you choose to feed your baby is the best way. My daughter was born at 32 weeks gestation and went straight to the NICU. I knew I wanted to give breastfeeding another try, and it wasn’t even a question when they wheeled the pump into my hospital room six hours after she was born. I pumped for 25 minutes to get a syringe full of liquid gold that was given to her through...
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. Let's see how we are preparing for that...

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