Author Archive | Ashley


The Weight of Motherhood :: A Burden and A Blessing

By a show of hands, who among us would call themselves the default parent? For a brief refresher, the “default parent” is essentially the individual who takes care of most extra things relating to the kids, including all of the day-to-day operations like teachers’ names, doctor appointments, filling out school paperwork, packing lunches, paying attention […]

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Hurricane Irma :: What You Need To Know And Do Right Now {Hurricane Preparedness}

We are at the height of hurricane season in the Gulf Coast region, and with Hurricane Harvey fresh on our minds hurricane Irma has all Louisiana, Florida and Gulf Coast residents concerned, worried and on edge. As Irma inches towards Florida (and possibly the Gulf of Mexico), channeling that nervous energy into productivity is the best […]

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Dear Moms Everywhere :: Do What Works For You

The other day I was grabbing a quick iced coffee at a local coffee shop when I happened to – unintentionally, I might add – overhear a judgmental conversation. There was one table against the wall that admittedly was being a tad loud, though it wasn’t bothering me personally. Heck, I was kid-free and footloose […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2015 :: The Best of New Orleans Moms Blog

We didn’t think 2014 could be matched, but with 3 years behind us, 2015 just may have been our best year yet at New Orleans Moms Blog. We truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you and the community we’ve built together. We are proud that in 2015 New Orleans Moms Blog had over […]

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5 Reasons to Teach Your Children About Judaism

If you walked into just about any store across the country right now, you’d know without a doubt that it’s Christmas. Radio stations pride themselves on playing non-stop holiday music, stores race to decorate their windows with Santa and Rudolph, and you can purchase just about any of your favorite candies in Christmas colors. Red […]

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15 Recipes to Make When It’s Cold(ish)

We don’t know about you all, but the second there is a slight chill in the New Orleans air, it makes us want to eat all of the soup. There’s nothing better than a warm, homemade and comforting meal on the table, especially after a long day. If you’re looking for new dinner recipes (we […]

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Quints Are Five Times the Love :: Touro Celebrates New Orleans Quints Birthdays

The Harris Quintuplets, born at Touro in October 2013, celebrated their second birthdays on Saturday, October 10 in the Family Birthing Center at Touro. The Harris family has much to celebrate as all five toddlers, four boys and one girl, are healthy and happy, despite their premature births. This celebration marks the family’s first visit […]

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My Children’s Pajama Problem :: The Only Pajamas You Regret Are The Ones You Didn’t Buy

I have a serious addiction to children’s pajamas. Carter’s 50% off sales? Wouldn’t dare miss one. Target holiday pajamas? I buy next year’s sizes on clearance. Monogrammed and appliqué PJs? A splurge, but I will admit that my kids have several. Newborn gowns? Slay me. There’s legitimately – much to my husband’s dismay – no […]

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

It’s here! Your guide to enjoying August in New Orleans. 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 to enjoy throughout the month. Living in New Orleans can be overwhelming, but […]

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