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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.

We are rolling through the second week of school, still acclimating to being back on a schedule, and homework packets and assignments have started showing up in folders. I have a third grader and a second grader in a...
My favorite part of Thanksgiving (and, in our family, also Christmas) dinner are the casseroles. Calories don’t count in casseroles! Dish after dish of buttery and/or cheesy and/or creamy goodness. And this one is the cheesiest, creamiest on the menu. If...
With the fall weather picking up and Halloween around the corner, I decided to put together a themed dinner one night to welcome the new season. Hocus Pocus is our favorite Halloween movie! So, I opened the refrigerator in...
Dear Mommy, I see you…on your phone...with littles in tow. Society sees you too. “Put your phone away!” they tell you -- the mantra of Gen X parents, right? Judgey McJudgerson is rolling her eyes at you because your eyes...
About a year ago, we started on a Clean Eating Journey I like to call it. It wasn’t my idea, but my husband’s. Its been a long journey with personal up and downs about it all but overall a...
Social media, the news, the Huffington Post, and society all tell us what being a "good mom" means. It usually involves cooking healthy meals without high fructose corn syrup, brushing teeth twice a day, giving baths, helping out with homework,...
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...
I’m back with another birthday party suggestion for you! We recently celebrated my son’s 3rd birthday party with a DIY pizza celebration at Reginelli’s Pizzeria. My kids’ birthdays are 6 weeks apart, and I didn't have the energy for...
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...
For as long as I can recall, my mom has always fixed her highly anticipated macaroni and cheese for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. My mom, a health conscious woman, throws caution to the wind two days out of the...
New Orleans Mom is designed for families who live, work and play in New Orleans. Our hope is that the dozens of guides we have created for enjoying life in New Orleans with kids will make your worlds a...
Like most parents out there with young children, our refrigerator is full of birthday invitations. Sometimes our weekend days consist of juggling at least two birthday parties while wrangling our everyday family and household responsibilities, spending time with one...
When my daughter's birthday was quickly approaching a few months ago, I found myself conflicted about how to celebrate it. She wasn't a "little girl" anymore, but also not quite a "big girl' either. Intrigued to find something fresh and...
Are you a wagon mom or a stroller mom? For context, my kids are almost 1 and almost 3. When I was pregnant with my first, I purchased the UppaBaby Vista knowing that I would eventually want to use it...