We hope you have enjoyed reading about some of the New Orleans moms who inspire us today. Each of these amazing ladies are not only loyal sponsors of New Orleans Moms Blog, they also continually strive to find that delicate balance between being business owners and devoted mothers while teaching their children to never forget that New Orleans will always be home!
Erin of Zuka Baby never saw herself getting married or having children. But now, she’s a wife, a mother, and a business owner. She receives so much encouragement from other moms and hopes to give that kind of encouragement to other moms through ZukaBaby, her natural parenting boutique located on Magazine St. in New Orleans that specializes in natural baby products and also hosts classes and support groups at the store.
Jessica of Nolafionnah, born and raised in New Orleans, started her business out of smocked clothing frustration and began hand-stitching onesies. Since then, Nolafionnah Custom Children’s Boutique has expanded into sewing and embroidery. She is raising her two girls to love the city of New Orleans and experience all of the amazing culture that this city has to offer.
Lindsay of First Look Ultrasound fell in love with her business as customers in 2011 when she was pregnant with her daughter. In January of this year, they acquired First Look Ultrasound, and Lindsay truly feels blessed to be able to be doing what she loves in a business that she’s passionate about with the ability to still have time for her family. In her words, “how can you not love a business that provides this type of experience to the customer (expecting moms) and her family and friends?”
Aime’e of ALG Style preaches to all moms to carry oneself in the utmost style and grace no matter the circumstance; to maintain composure and form with a smile, deodorant, wet-wipes, and a sense of humor. ALG Style provides practical solutions to meet the needs of all your fashion and style predicaments. They offer customized personal shopping, styling and retail consulting packages which are created to address the demands of their diverse clientele.
Nurse Nikki is the proud mother of an awesome little man named Joseph with another little one on the way. In addition to being a mom and wife, she is the proud owner of Nurse Nikki LLC. She provides postpartum home visits to new moms and babies. In addition to providing support for postpartum depression, she also assists mothers with breastfeeding, assess lacerations and Cesarean scars and provide basic baby care advice, as well teaches family CPR and childbirth education classes.
Madeline of Thibodeaux School of Music is mom to Sebastien, wife to Paul and co-owner of Thibodeaux School of Music, where they offer quality musical education for all ages from the Kindermusik program to private lessons on ALL instruments for those older than 6. While learning how to balance the growing pains of both her toddler and her business, she’s trying to enjoy the chaos and realize that these days won’t last forever.
Amanda of Waxing the City was born and raised in Mississippi and attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she met her husband Wes, a New Orleans native. They have two boys, Seth and Henry, who both love snowballs and superheroes! Their customers now rave about their Wax, which is exclusive to Waxing the City, their cleanliness and the fact that we are a no tipping facility. She loves her job, and thankfully has been able to arrange her schedule where she still has plenty of time with the kids.
Michelle of SWAP opened Swap Boutique in 2008 in an effort to spend more time with her boys. She has since opened four additional locations in Louisiana. She maintains a positive attitude while celebrating the hectic life of a mother and business owner. Swap Boutique is a contemporary designer consignment shop for both women which caters to the fashion minded shoppers who appreciate the current trends and also loves to get a deal!
Beatrix Bell quit her day job to start her jewelry design business, Beatrixbell Handcrafted Jewelry, in 2009. Her designs can be found at boutiques and gift shops nationwide, as well as outdoor music festivals and arts markets. While her business was her main priority before her baby was born, her son Max has now taken that spot!
Jill of French Quartour Kids owns and operates the only kids tour company in New Orleans, French Quartour Kids. She strives to be the best step-mom to her husband’s two adorable children, learning from her own experiences she had with her step-mothers. She spends her days time traveling with kids, while loving her new family and relishing in the city’s rich history.
All of the women and businesses named above have been loyal sponsors of New Orleans Moms Blog and did not provide compensation for this post.
We are thrilled that ONE lucky New Orleans Moms Blog reader will win a fabulous Mother’s Day prize pack valued at $500+ from the wonderful ladies mentioned above! The prize pack includes:
- Gift card to ZukaBaby ($50 value)
- Outfitting Session from ALG Style ($100 value)
- Discount of 25% off any 3d/4d Ultrasound Package from First Look NOLA (up to $87.50 value)
- Gift card to Swap ($25 value) & gift card to Swap for Kids ($25 value)
- Gift card to Waxing the City on Magazine Street ($25 value)
- Free Tour for a Family of Four from French Quartour Kids
- A birthstone bracelet with 2,3 or 4 birthstones in silver or gold from Beatrixbell ($38 value)
- Snoball onesie or toddler tee from Nolafionnah ($28 value)
- Gift certificate for one month of classes from Thibodeaux School of Music ($100 value)
- Breastfeeding Starter Kit from Nurse Nikki ($40 value)