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.

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...

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...