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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.

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...

Sunday: Reset

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Do you suffer from the Sunday Scaries? Do the Monday Blues get you down? Me too. What Happens My mood shifts, starting mid-afternoon on Sunday. My mind starts reminding my body that it is almost time to switch from weekend mode to...
I am a born-and-raised New Orleans girl who was blessed enough to grow up eating my MawMaw's red beans and rice nearly every Monday. My husband, however, grew up in Colorado and the first time he'd ever had red beans...
Have you ever thought about doing a photoshoot half nude? Neither have I. So, when I took the courage to sign up for a Boudoir photo shoot, the first thought in my mind was, “What the hell did you...
Toddler Travel Tips: After scouring the internet and consulting with friends on the best ways to travel with a toddler, I found a few tips pretty helpful. My goal is to share 6 tips that made our traveling experience easier...
I love Dole Whip. I know, I know... almost everybody who’s ever tasted that cool, sweet pineapple treat says that. But I’m a Dole Whip fanatic. Dole Whip obsessed. If you are unfamiliar with Dole Whip, let me enlighten you. It's pineapple soft...
Many of us have great memories of cooking with our Mothers or Grandmothers. We talk about some amazing recipes we make for special occasions that were passed down over the generations. Most of those memories are of us when...
We all have those times in our life when we need a little extra help. We need to lean on someone, we need a break, or we need some serious assistance. It’s normal. We mothers can’t do it ALL...
After I graduated from college (thanks to the recession), I spent a couple of years working at my favorite retail store. While the job wasn’t great for my career advancement or my finances (it’s really hard not to buy...
For my birthday, a friend gifted me with a copy of Kendra Adachi’s book The Lazy Genius Way, and I recently sat down and opened it. The next day, I’d devoured it. I realized I desperately wanted (and needed)...
We are big pancake lovers in this family. Like, BIG big. Our almost 2-year-old could happily eat pancakes for every single meal (and I could come close to doing the same). My husband is the designated pancake flipper in...
First Days of School It’s that time of year again when our little loves are heading off to school. Whether this will be your child’s first experience away from you or one of many, it’s not always an easy transition....