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Mom Hacks, Mom Tips + Mom Tricks

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We get it. We’re Moms too. There’s a lot to do. There’s never enough time to do it. If only things could be just a little bit easier. Just like you, the contributors at New Orleans Mom are always looking for an easier way to do things and ready to share their Mom hacks, Mom tips and Mom tricks when they find them.

At New Orleans Mom, there’s no shortage of ideas in our Mom hacks, tips and tricks section. From cooking to cleaning to booking a vacation, we’ve written about it. 

Need some perspective on kids and social media? We’ve got some ideas. What to get, and not get, at the grocery store? Got that covered too. We’ve got a delicious twist on a classic summertime refreshment. We even break down some essential financial lessons that you can start teaching your kids, today, that will have them ready for tomorrow. That’s the kind of content our Mom hacks, tips and tricks section highlights. 

Not all of the content in our Mom hacks, tips and tricks section is about fixing food or things. Some of it is even about fixing yourself. We’ve even got answers to the questions you may not even know to ask, like why a hedgehog makes for a great pet or why you need to add an air fryer to your kitchen

Our team of more than 30 writers works hard to make sure the readers of New Orleans Mom are up to speed on the latest Mom hacks, tips and tricks, making the Big Easy just a little bit easier for moms.

The Easiest Kid-Friendly King Cake Recipe We don't know about y'all, but we're ready to celebrate Mardi Gras with our kids in New Orleans! If you are looking for an easy kid-friendly Mardi Gras activity to enjoy with your kids,...
We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. If you are looking for longer adventures, check out this list of budget friendly road trips from New Orleans. You may also enjoy visiting Fontainbleau State Park and Oak Mountain State...
Gone are the days of washing your hair every day. Times they are a-changin! Back in the early 2000s, dry shampoo wasn’t a thing, at least it wasn’t something I knew about. Fast forward and here we are, given...
This past Thanksgiving was far from traditional for my family, and the week before Thanksgiving found me perusing Whole Foods for ingredients for Chicken Corn Chowder rather than preparing for a turkey feast with extended family. While there, I...

A Twist to Taco Tuesday

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I have recently embarked on a twist to Taco Tuesday. I turned Taco Tuesday into Turkey Tuesday. We sometimes still do have tacos on Tuesdays, just not every Tuesday. I do love a schedule and routine and ease of...
Fall is such a fun time of the year. Sweaters, fuzzy hats, s'mores, and firepits. Fall also symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. Here are some quick and fun Holiday cocktails that are sure to be a hit...
I just love a good party dip. The creamy, cheesy (often cream cheesy) goodness on a cracker or chip is just <chef's kiss> to me. We've covered meaty dips like Muffaletta Dip and dessert dips like the S'mores Cheese Ball...
When I graduated high school almost 20 years ago, I received a gift that I still regularly use.  It was a book that the mom of my hometown BFF had filled with all the recipes she made us growing...
By now, it's pretty common knowledge that I'm a HUGE fan of party dips. Although they don't get nearly as much hype as their appetizer or meatier counterparts, dessert dips are a really fun addition to your next party. Dessert dips...
My husband is a Louisiana transplant from Colorado, so we try to visit there as often as we can. Last summer, Covid threw a wrench in our plans, and instead of flying, we decided to make the 22-hour drive...
You know that feeling you get when you’re picking up the kids from school after a long day of work? You know, that blissful feeling of having dinner already planned while the kids excitedly get in the car filled...

Messy Play That Cleans

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Priorities With a pandemic, hurricane repairs, and allll the school closures, cleaning your cookie sheets may be your very last priority. I relate to and support your thinking. Yet sometimes we need a small win. I have a 2- and 4-year-old...

My Culinary Confessions

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Anyone who knows me at all, knows I LOVE to cook. Cooking and entertaining feed my soul. I thoroughly enjoy everything from making easy dishes to family favorites, to new ethnic dishes and complicated baked goods. I’ve always enjoyed...
This is pretty obvious to anyone who knows me, but I love dips. Like, I *really* love dips. In fact, I used to throw an annual potluck party called “Dip Fest” where the only things served were -- you guessed it...