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How to Start a Garden :: Watching Your Garden Grow

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  How To Start a Garden I've been herb and veggie gardening for several years. Every spring, I look forward to planting a few items so that I can watch them grow, gain pride in my...
road trips from New Orleans

The Florida Panhandle :: Paradise is Only 4 Hours From New Orleans

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Does your New Orleans family enjoy traveling with kids? So do we! As such, over the years we have compiled dozens of family travel tips and vacation ideas on New Orleans Mom. Whether you...

Best Farmers Markets in New Orleans

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Best Farmers Markets in New Orleans I don't know about other New Orleans moms, but I know that there is one GIANT thorn in my side (and pocketbook) that I am about to address: grocery...
raising kids in New Orleans

Ain’t ‘Dere No More :: Memories of a New Orleans Childhood

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Why Growing Up in New Orleans Was The Best ... And What We Miss! Several years ago my family and I headed over to Bent Marine & RV on Airline Highway to pick up some...

Five Reasons We Love St. Charles Parish {Just Outside of New Orleans}

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Whether you’ve lived in the New Orleans area for a while and are considering a new neighborhood or your family is moving to New Orleans from another city altogether, we are so glad you...

Family Friendly Weekend Getaways in Louisiana

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We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. If you are looking for longer adventures and road trip ideas from New Orleans, check out this list of budget friendly road trips within...

The Great Outdoors: Tips for Camping Around New Orleans

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If your family is looking for a budget-friendly adventure near New Orleans, camping is a great choice! Louisiana offers dozens of kid-friendly camping opportunities, all within driving distance of New Orleans. If you are...

Winner Winner Chicken Dinners: 20 Recipes for Using a Rotisserie Chicken

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20 Recipes for Using a Rotisserie Chicken Rotisserie chicken: every mom's dinner savior. Rotisserie chickens are easy, flavorful and super affordable. Better yet; they can be repurposed into dozens of meals! Obvious choices include gumbo...

Camping Near New Orleans :: A Guide to Family-Friendly Campgrounds

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Guide to Camping Near New Orleans At New Orleans Mom, we love to travel and share our best family travel tips! Sometimes we want to take a great road trip out of state (budget friendly...

Five Car Care Tips Every Mom Should Know

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One of the most empowering things I’ve ever done for myself was assert myself at a mechanic’s shop when the salesman tried to sell me on an oil change and tune up in addition...

40 Thoughts on Turning 40

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1.       Holy crap. I’m 40. 2.       We were watching “The Great Outdoors” the other night. Both my husband and I said, “Wow, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd look old in this movie. I wonder how...

Our House is Clean(er), Thanks to our Kid

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Not too long ago, a friend call me to meet up for a playdate for our kids at the playground. I told her, “Sure, in about an hour or two, after my son finishes...

Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten

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Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten For the first few months of school, my son hated Kindergarten. The first few weeks were great because it was all so new and fun … but as soon...

Four Pumpkin Recipes that AREN’T Pumpkin Spiced

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There are two types of people in this world: those who LOVE anything pumpkin spiced and those who don’t. I fall in the latter category. Sure, I like a good pumpkin muffin or pumpkin bread,...