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.
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Homemade Boozy Popsicles to Survive the Summer

If you are looking for things to do with kids in New Orleans this summer, you've come to the right place. New Orleans Mom is the premier parenting website for entertaining and raising kids...
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Our Fun and Convenient Family Vacation to Gulfport, MS

Do you love to travel with your kids? So do we! We have oodles of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. Whether your family is desperate for a short weekend getaway within Louisiana,...

Mom Confession :: I Have A Favorite Child

On any given day if you were to ask me "Who is your favorite child?," I would have a straight answer for you. However, it would be different depending on the day. I have...

Struggling with My Weight for the First Time

I have been relatively the same size from high school until about a year ago. Eating somewhat healthy and exercising regularly have been a lifestyle for me. Like most people, I would fluctuate when...
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When Social Media Expectations Let You Down :: Failed Family Fun at The Farm

Do you ever feel like social media puts pressure on you to do things or like things that aren't normally your thing? You know you're eating the secret ice cream that you hide from...

Laid Off :: What To Do Next?

Like many others, I was furloughed when the Covid-19 quarantine began. At the time, it was a relief. My kids were home from school, so I wouldn't have to worry about scrambling for childcare....

Halloween 2020 Is NOT Cancelled

Halloween is right around the corner and we are planning for it in our household. Yes, 2020 Halloween is happening for my family. I do not know what it will look like yet, but...

When Social Media Feels Like Propaganda

Who remembers the good ole days of MySpace and the original Facebook?!? Light, bright, and sometimes with a soundtrack (ahh MySpace). It was actually FUN back in the beginning. Personally, I regret some of...

My Kids Don’t Miss Activities

Our family had an active social calendar pre-pandemic. We went to every birthday party we were invited to. Our sons played sports at our neighborhood playground. During the summer they did swim team. We...

Keeping the Happy Memories Alive with the Front Porch Project

I almost hate to admit this.....but here goes: my family has not taken professional pictures in 4 years! I know I just betrayed my whole generation by admitting that my family does NOT trek...

Exercising at Home :: Keeping Fit at Your Convenience

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. Please start an exercise routine responsibly.  With everyone hunkering down at home, we have to alter our routines and figure out a new normal. One thing that I...

Local Businesses OPEN During Social Distancing

Disclaimer: We strongly recommend social distancing and adhering to the government policies in place. However, we know local businesses are trying to remain open, and are offering creative ways to service customers. Social distancing, due...

2020 Guide to Easter Events In and Around New Orleans

Easter Egg Hunts New Orleans Mom: POSTPONED. New date to be determined. Families attending the 8th annual event can expect unlimited food and drink, entertainment, live ponies, age divided egg hunts, face painting, jewelry making,...

Reading By Example

My oldest child is in the first grade. This school year has been a learning experience for our whole family. Navigating tests, homework for the first time, and most importantly working on his reading...