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Amanda Blaum

Amanda Blaum
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Amanda is a ride or die Metairie resident. Proud MCA and LSU alum, she moved right back home after college where she met and fell in love with her husband Jason. She left career life behind her to raise her two sweet and energetic sons, Benjamin and Zachary. She is passionate about her family and friends (old and new). When she's not volunteering at school or cheering on her kids at the ballpark, you can find her working out, shopping, or watching Bravo.

Reflecting on Surviving Childhood Cancer {September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month}

On January 1, 1991 when I was 4 years old, I was diagnosed with cancer. Specifically Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. For 3 years I received treatment and chemotherapy locally at Children's Hospital. Sometime when I...

2019 Guide to New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches

Here is your guide to New Orleans Pumpkin Patches! We've done all the research for you to find the pumpkin patches and fall activities all across the New Orleans area. We hope this helps...

Why I Say YES to Volunteering at School

True story: I say yes to pretty much anything my child's school asks me to do. Before you roll your eyes, hear me out. I actually really enjoy volunteering at school. Also, I have...

Summer Burnout

Summer is 12 weeks long for my kids. I am lucky to be home with them the entire summer. We have enjoyed lazy mornings lounging around and getting lots of snuggles in before going...

We Are Mothers, Not Nuns

Recently, I had conversations with two of my closest friend about them being worried about their perception on social media. Not because of anything controversial, but just pictures of them being themselves or having...

He Cooks, I Clean

In our household, my husband does all of the heavy cooking. He is responsible for meal planning, buying the meat, and executing dinner. While we both grew up in traditional households where the husband...

Our House Is A No Pet Zone

Our house is pet free. To be honest I always feel a little self conscious telling people that we don't have pets and don't want any. It seems like most middle class suburban families...

Summer Is Coming :: Fun At The New Orleans Public Library

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the New Orleans Public Library and their Summer Fun Program. Summer is Coming :: Fun At The New Orleans Public Library Summer is right around the corner. Literally it...

25 FREE (or almost free) Date Ideas In and Around New Orleans

As the parents of two small kids, my husband and I are always on the go. Between school events, sports, and birthday parties, weeknights and weekends fill up quickly. Often we fill the free...

Why I Make It A Priority to Workout

Three days a week, I wake up at 5:30am. My entire family is sleeping as I creep around in the dark, throwing on some clothes, grabbing bottles of water, and sneaking out the back...

Bye Bye MDO, Hello Big School

My youngest son is in his third and final year at MDO. He has had a great experience there. It was a life saver when both of my kids started. I am grateful to...

Let’s Get Ready For Summer :: Why My Family Joined the Club

Summers as a SAHM are tricky. While I am grateful to have the time with my kids, they get bored. This will be my 4th summer as a SAHM. As my kids get older, the...

Class Parties :: Stop The Trinkets

I love any excuse to celebrate and be festive. One thing, though, I cannot get behind: trinkets for EVERY holiday at school! Seriously, it is not just Valentines we are passing out, we are...

Our Playroom :: Where Toys Get Abandoned

In theory, having a playroom is wonderful. Your kids have an entire room for their toys, legos, karaoke machine, etc. so that they don't take over your house. It's their space where they can bond,...

 

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