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.

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...

Our Fun and Convenient Family Vacation to Gulfport, MS

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

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...

Galentine’s Day with the Girl Gang

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

Swimming Lessons in New Orleans Swimming lessons are a necessity in our house; my kids have been in a pool since birth. We have done both group lessons and private lessons. For me, the importance...

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...