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! 

3 Must Haves On A Long Car Ride With A Toddler Travel with a toddler can be lots of fun but takes a little preparation. Here are my 3 must have items for a long car ride! Essentials  This consist of everything that is absolutely needed. I always pack my daughter's diaper bag the night before so that I won’t forget anything. I include diaper change necessities, such as diapers, wipes, changing pad, vaseline and a spare change of clothes. Toddlers are likely to spill something on their clothes and if so, you want to be prepared. I also pack a mini zip bag to store dirty clothes, if needed, and a medicine bag. I always pack children’s Tylenol, thermometer, allergy medicine...
With school back in session, it’s critical that I have a solid meal plan for the week that doesn’t take a lot of time or require a ton of ingredients. Working full time while being a full time wife and mom leaves little room for error Monday-Friday, so my crockpot is my very best friend!  I also find it less stressful if I cook a few sides on Sunday that we can eat early in the week. I also try to cook extra of our favorite dishes to keep in the freezer for those days when it’s just  not happening.  Here are my top 5 easy weekday crockpot meals that I can start before we head out in the morning that...
#MidsizeFashion :: Not Your Mother's Missy Midsize is a new (to me) term being popularized by fashion bloggers and influencers all over social media. While I consider myself to be pretty fashion forward, I had to catch up to this trending term that popped up mid-pandemic and is fast becoming a mainstay in the lexicon of fashion. I’d heard of midsize SUV’s but never midsize clothing. If you’ve been living under a TikTok rock like me, let me bring you up to speed. What is Midsize Fashion? Midsize refers to body types that are not straight sizes, or those between 0 and 8 - but are not plus size either, which typically starts at size 16. They fall somewhere in the middle,...

You Are A Good Mother

You Are A Good Mother A baby is one of the most beautiful blessings in the world. Becoming a mom is one of my biggest blessings. I am truly thankful for that. My daughter has changed my life in so many ways. The first time I held my daughter, I couldn’t stop looking at her and thinking to myself, "I am responsible for this little human. Everything I do and every decision I make matters." Being a mom is such an amazing job.  We are truly everything to our children. I have learned that being a mom is putting your child’s needs before your own. Getting out of bed even when you don’t have the strength to. Sometimes us moms may...
Beating the Heat :: Indoor Activities Welcome to southern Louisiana, or what locals love to refer to as the inside of a preheated oven. If you have active children like me who love running outside, this heat advisory has put a damper on outdoor activities over the last few weeks. Below is my list of indoor activities to keep them entertained and safe. Family fun activities: Bring on the board games. Family fun all around with these age-appropriate games. Trip to the library. Free entry with library cards, tons of audiobooks, DVDs, books, and weekly program activities for children of all ages. Indoor picnic. Spread a blanket on the living room floor and enjoy a picnic-style dinner. Get the children involved in creating a...

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