Amanda Blaum

Amanda Blaum
Amanda is her name and sequins are her game. She can never be too extra with fashion or fun. Boymomming keeps her busy. In between playdates and ballpark games, she enjoys dates with her husband of 8 years and girls nights with her mom squad.

Oh, Carnival Tree! Oh, Carnival Tree!

Here in New Orleans we are lucky to have the carnival season as the perfect cure to post-Christmas blues. Taking down all of the gorgeous Christmas decorations (and maybe New Year's Eve decorations) got...

Date Night :: As Simple As China On TV Trays

My husband and I probably don't get enough date nights. Who does? We try, and sometimes we hit a hot streak. We are lucky enough to have grandparents in the picture that will happily...

Recreating My Childhood Traditions with My Kids

Christmas is such a wonderful time to make memories. When I was growing up, my mom had a lot of traditions that we always did during the holidays. Once I had my kids I...

Holiday Trends That You Should Wear (Yes YOU Mama!)

Raise your hand if you have all of your kids' Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve outfits planned, but nothing for yourself. Come on, you know who you are! You probably even have your...

Diary Of A Bad Mom

I think I read a baby book when I was pregnant. It's been so long I can't even remember. Somebody needs to write a book about the hard stuff like "what to do when...

Celebrate Christmas in New Orleans at Brennan’s Breakfast with Santa

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Brennan's Restaurant. Celebrate Christmas in New Orleans at Brennan's Breakfast with Santa The holidays in New Orleans are always a joyful time. Christmas is especially magical. What we lack...

A Love Letter To My Minivan

Dear Blanche, Oh my beloved Toyota Sienna, although we have only been together a short time you have done so much for us already. The relationship is new but the loyalty runs deep. I had...

Go BOO A Family This Halloween

I have heard of families getting Boo'd before (thanks social media), but I had never really thought much about it. After all, I am the mom who hates the trinkets. However, when a family...

Five Reasons to Attend Shivers at Canal Place

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Canal Place. Five Reasons to Attend Shivers at Canal Place The Halloween season is upon us, and it is still scorching hot. No worries, Canal Place has you covered....

Joint Birthday Parties For The Win

Way back when I was a new mom, I would have vehemently shunned the idea of a joint birthday party for my precious firstborn. His first birthday party was a Pinterest inspired blow out....

Best Locations for Portraits In and Around New Orleans

It is that time of year when many families are planning their fall portraits and holiday photo sessions. Living in the greater New Orleans area, we have a plethora of unique and gorgeous locations...

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...


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