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Amanda Blaum

Amanda Blaum
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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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When Social Media Expectations Let You Down :: Failed Family Fun at The Farm

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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?

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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....

2020 Guide to New Orleans Area Pumpkin Patches

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Here is your guide to New Orleans Pumpkin Patches and Fall activities! We've done all the research for you to find out who is open this year and what their safety protocols look like....

Halloween 2020 Is NOT Cancelled

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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

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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...

Our Fun and Convenient Family Vacation to Gulfport, MS

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Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post.  The pandemic hit during the time we would normally plan our summer vacation. Usually my family, my in-laws, or both plan trips to either Florida or Alabama beaches,...

My Kids Don’t Miss Activities

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Galentine’s Day with the Girl Gang

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February 14th may be for romance (unless you've been married forever and have small children), but February 13th is for girl talk and giggles. Yes, there is an unofficial date for Galentine's Day. Do...

A Guide to Swimming Lessons in New Orleans

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Swim Lessons and Swim Team in New Orleans Thank you to South Louisiana Swim Team for being our premier swim lesson partner. The South Louisiana Swim Team is a comprehensive aquatics program focused on teaching, training...