Why I Deserve Mom of the Year :: A Day in My Life

This post could also be entitled “why the baby book for child #3 never ever gets done.” After you spend just one day with me {and my crazy brood of 3}, I am certain you will agree that I am an incredible mom. If by incredible, we mean barely-hanging-on-by-a-thread-and-only-still-functioning-because-of-friends-and-the-promise-of-wine. Before you read, know this. I […]

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New Orleans Moms Need to Know :: Your Guide to the Month of February 2015

It’s here! Your guide to enjoying February in New Orleans. And on top of all of this we also have Mardi Gras! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. Rather, we’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family […]

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One Potato, Two Potatoes :: Gardening With Children

Disclosure :: Longue Vue sponsored this post. One Potato, Two Potatoes :: Gardening With Children  Did you know there are over 1,000 varieties of potatoes? Growing potatoes is a fun and easy gardening project to do with children of all ages. In New Orleans, potatoes can be planted late January and February to harvest during […]

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Butternut Squash Soup : New Orleans Moms Blog

Butternut Squash Soup for Chilly Nights

A couple of years ago, I “invented” a dish using Italian sausage and butternut squash. It’s so simple, and so delicious, that I make it a few times a month. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), neither my husband George nor my boys will touch it. But that’s their loss! Recently, […]

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I Hate the Word Just

I hate the word just. I don’t mean the adjective for fairness, of course. I mean the adverb as in, oh, just do this. Often, it’s dismissive. It lacks empathy. It lacks awareness.  Just get a babysitter. You just need some time away. Just ask your parents for help. Just let your husband watch them […]

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Great Eyebrows Don’t Happen By Chance; They Happen By Appointment

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Waxing the City. Our team (all 19 of us) have tried Waxing the City’s services, and we all agree that they are wonderful. With 50% off your first service and a no tipping policy (for real!), we KNOW you will not be disappointed.  Great Eyebrows Don’t Happen By Chance; They […]

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S#!& NOLA Moms Say

There is no doubt that being a New Orleanian is special. We get to learn our life lessons through Mardi Gras, we learned all about strength and adversity through Katrina, mastered the art of making gumbo before we even had a family of our own, and our hearts are strong and never want to leave […]

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3rd Annual Mardi Gras Mambo {Sponsored Giveaway of our Favorite Mardi Gras Items}

Disclosure :: The Mardi Gras Mambo giveaway has been sponsored by the participating businesses below. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources it requires to effectively compile a post of this complexity, but all opinions expressed here are our own. 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway King cakes, beads and marching bands are […]

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Healthy Momma and Healthy Baby: The Only Things that Matter in a Birth Experience

As I write this, my three-month-old daughter is fighting going to sleep (it’s been a rough day for us both), while my husband, 2 year old son and 4 year old daughter are reading bedtime stories after a night of tantrums, fussiness, and general difficulty. I am exhausted, but utterly thankful to be so. I […]

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