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! 

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!! We celebrate Black History Month the entire month of February. It’s so refreshing to learn about our history. This gives us a chance to celebrate who we are, study those that came before us, and investigate historical patterns. We learn about historical events that shaped the world and those that are hidden. We learn about leaders and their sacrifices.  Carter G. Woodson was devoted to showcasing the contributions of Black Americans. In 1926, he launched Negro History Week on the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln (12th) and Frederick Douglass (14th). Woodson's concept was later expanded into Black History Month. Every year for Black History Month, my boys and I choose...
Girl Scout Cookies :: Why My Daughter Loves Selling Them It's Girl Scout Cookie season! Presales last through Feb 4th, and then you'll find Girl Scout Cookies Booths popping up every weekend in March! You can find your closest cookie booths here! For many this brings great joy & so much nostalgia. For others, they avoid them like the plague. Despite your feelings, I'd love for you to remember these are young girls selling. Please avoid denying because of weight, or food guilt, or how they'll go straight to your thighs. Remember these girls are in formative body image years and they don't need the weight of adult's body issues to complicate their already complex lives. Simply decline, or offer...
Raising Parents And Kids :: What I've Learned In the intricate tapestry of life, many find themselves caught between two profound responsibilities: the nurturing of their own growing children and the caring embrace extended towards aging parents. As we embark on this dual journey, the dynamics of parenthood take on a multifaceted richness, weaving together the joys and challenges of guiding two generations. This article delves into the complexities and rewarding experiences that come with simultaneously raising kids and being a caregiver for your parents. Raising kids and caring for aging parents is an embodiment of the circle of life. From sleepless nights with newborns to sleepless nights with elderly parents, the roles we play evolve but are deeply interconnected. It's...
Coffee Accessories :: It's Fun To Be Extra We talked about ways to save by making coffee at home. Now here are a few things to help make that at home coffee just a bit better, and to have a little fun while doing it. Better Drink  Here are a few things to up the flavor in your homemade beverage. Bean Grinder- if you're only going to get one accessory, get this one! Grinding your own coffee beans is the best way to get the best flavor in your homemade coffee.  Aerator-This fun little contraption looks like a little whisk introduces air into your beverage. I like to use it in my creamer/oat milk. It helps to make it seem like I have that...
We All Know It's Coming :: A Guide For Procrastinators Like Me The second semester of the school year is in full swing, and a calendar filled with special days and dress-up adventures awaits both moms and their little ones. From Valentine's Day treats for the class to the excitement of the 100th day of school, and the “Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler” of Mardi Gras, this season is brimming with opportunities for creating cherished memories. As the procrastinator of all procrastinators, I am hoping thinking through what’s to come with you will help me do a better job preparing. fingers crossed Valentine's Day Delight: Preparing Treats and Heartfelt Shirts As the day of love approaches, involve your kids in creating special...

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