Author Archive | Ashley

Welcome to New Orleans, Disney Cruise Line! {Tips From Our First Disney Cruise}

Disclosure :: Disney Cruise Line sponsored this post by providing my {very lucky} family a five-night cruise on the Disney Wonder. Who would turn down a complimentary vacation, are we right?! That said, all opinions expressed within this post are my own. Welcome to New Orleans, Disney Cruise Line! I imagine that most New Orleans […]

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Bird Box Has Nothing on Marie

Unless you’ve been on a social media hiatus, no doubt you’ve heard about Bird Box, the Netflix film that has half of America scared to watch. After seeing no less than 63 posts in my Facebook feed, I had to take the plunge. I made sure to recruit my unsuspecting husband to watch with me, […]

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Stop What You’re Doing And Read This Book

Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded below if you’re compelled to read our suggestions! Stop What You’re Doing And Read This Book I know, I know. You’re a mom and the last thing you have time for is reading. Between work and carpool and packing lunches and laundry and sports practice, there is just […]

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Why An Unscheduled Afternoon Benefits {My} Kids

I am going to let you in on a dirty little secret. Outside of one 7 week disastrous stint with gymnastics and spring baseball, we are a “no after school activities” household. By this I mean that if it requires mom or dad to pick you up and transport you elsewhere for a stated time, […]

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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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