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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.

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Julie Fortenberry, a registered dietitian who now (after many years of fighting it) proudly calls New Orleans home. The move to the big “Crescent City,” for this Mississippi girl, was overwhelming...
Being raised in a home speaking a foreign language and practicing different customs has brought bountiful enjoyment in my life. However, let's just say it was challenging at times while growing up. My name was unique: one "n," not...
Many people see the half price deals that ARE EVERYWHERE, and are very skeptical. So, I wanted to explain how and why some of these are great bargains and truly legitimate. I post several deals a week from sites that...

DIY Glitter Jar Fabulousness

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During the summer as I was preparing for Stella's first birthday party, I was looking for an easy, inexpensive way to fancy up her party without breaking the bank or spending a small fortune on Etsy. I had been...
Of all universal toddler truths, we can agree on this one: all kids love to dance! They immediately bounce, jump, and wiggle the second they hear, or feel, music. We are lucky to live in a town that offers...
So the back to school fuss is over. Thank goodness. The uniforms are bought, the folders are labeled and the first day tears are behind us. It is now time for the routine and schedule to hit their stride...
Did you know that you can get a TON of free stuff on your birthday?? My birthday is just a couple of weeks away. Any day now, my email will begin to fill up with free appetizers, desserts, etc. from...
A couple of weekends ago I attended a typical New Orleans baby shower for a cousin. The mother-to-be looked radiant in her brilliant blue dress, there were fleur de lis embossed blue mints, napoleons on the dessert table and,...
Late last month I officially entered my mid 30s. I was looking forward to this day much like a trip to the DMV. In addition, two gentlemen, not much younger than I, referred to me as "ma'am" during the...
I was ecstatic the day I received THE call from one of my sisters that she was engaged! After the excitement wore off, the wedding details started to emerge. The ceremony was to be held...gasp...outside of Houston! Don't get...
It's summertime!!! That means the kids are home and bored, and you are about to go stir crazy! So, that may entice you to plan a vacation! Here are a few tips to save a little dough on your summer vacations: Check...
"Laissez les bons temps rouler!" "Let the good times roll!" However you choose to say it, it's what we like to do here in Louisiana. We usually like to do it with good food, and this Cajun Potato Salad definitely fits...
A couple of weekends ago I attended a typical New Orleans baby shower for a cousin. The mother-to-be looked radiant in her brilliant blue dress, there were fleur de lis embossed blue mints, napoleons on the dessert table and,...
I have a hard time answering the question, "What's your favorite season?" For me, anything that lies ahead in full is something to anticipate. So at the start of a new season, all the possibilities of that particular season...