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.

Getting Over My Disdain for Inflatable Holiday Decorations

I love holiday decorations. When I was little, my dad made elaborate Christmas decorations out of wood. He would meticulously paint them, add Christmas lights, and put them on stands to be mounted on the lawn....

Presents with a Purpose: Especially Eden Baskets

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Eden House, an organization which provides comprehensive recovery services to survivors of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.  Presents with a Purpose: Especially Eden Baskets We are quickly approaching...

When Breast Cancer Hits Close to Home

October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month for years now. I have always known about it, but it wasn't something that I felt I had to personally worry about. My family did not a...

School Lunch Helped My Picky Eater

My oldest son has been extremely picky his entire life. When we started baby food, he would only eat pears and green beans mixed together (yes it was as gross as it sounds). Once we...

The 30s ROCK

To be perfectly honest, the thought of turning 30 was daunting to me. It was a scary milestone for me and for a lot my friends too. Personally, I felt like I had to assess...

My 5 Year Old Got Glasses

In the beginning of the summer, my friend mentioned all the doctors appointments she had to make for her kids, and one was the eye doctor. My immediate response was "why? they are so...

Investing in People That Invest in Me

Being from New Orleans, you always have a connection to people. Friendships here go way back. I met four of my closest friends in the 4th grade. My husband's three best friends went to kindergarten...

5 Reasons I Chose A Single Sex School For My Kids

Choosing a school for your child in the Greater New Orleans Area is so overwhelming. We have a ton of different options: private, Catholic, charter, magnet, etc. Each option has its own list of...

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

At my first big girl job out of college I wore pantyhose (it was dress code), pencil skirts, blazers, and pumps to wash cars. I loved it. Getting dressed up for work was exciting...

Saying Goodbye to Our Best Summer Yet

I'm not going to lie I was nervous coming into summer. We decided against sending the boys to camp. So that meant I would have the boys all day everyday for TWELVE WEEKS. I...

Let Boys Be Boys

I was an aunt before I became a mother. An aunt to a little girl. Then I became a mother to a little boy. Another sweet niece and sweet son followed. My nieces and...