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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.

Lately, I've struggled with productivity. It started during the quarantine, but now that we can, cautiously, resume some of our past lives - and my kids are back in school - I still feel disconnected and off schedule most...
Since the holidays are almost over, I assume that many people will make some type of New Year's Resolution toward saving money, not spending as much money, learning how to be smarter with their money...something along those lines. So, I...
I absolutely love Halloween. At the risk of becoming public enemy number one, let me say I may even love it more than Christmas. The decorations are so much fun. Seeing all of the kids in their costumes is...
Anyone who knows me, knows I love all things Costco. When we became a family of 5 three years ago, we started doing our weekly grocery shopping exclusively shopping at Costco. Most weeks you will find me at the...
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...
Missing out on French Quarter Fest this year? Bummer! Why not create a fest favorite at home? Muriel's Crawfish & Goat Cheese Crepes are one of my must-have dishes when we are at French Quarter Fest, so I tried...
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Cold Weather Indoor Fun!

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New Orleans is experiencing some chilly temps this week and if you're anything like me you are finding every opportunity to hide from the cold! We have been getting creative with the outdoor activities over the last few months,...
When we were asked to provide a recipe to "healthify," the first thing that came to mind was my turkey tetrazzini recipe.  Adapted from a recipe at Taste of Home Magazine, I knew this one wasn't super healthy. Not...
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...

RIP, My Trusty Flat Iron

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My reliable, sturdy Chi flat iron, purchased in 2004, died last week. You may think that I’m silly, overly dramatic, and sentimental. You’d be right, of course, but this loss--and it IS a loss-- is hitting me hard. In the immediate...
My kids love podcasts! We have been listening for years ... on road-trips, morning commutes, or an afternoon rest at home. It’s amazing how quickly they will fall silent as they listen intently to someone telling them a story....
Have you ever had an idea or a dream, something you wanted to do, but the practicality, timing, cost, or social-acceptability presented enough seeming obstacles that you hung back? Have you ever asked, can you really do “the thing?” A...
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...
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...