Ashley Angelico

Ashley is the Co-Owner of New Orleans Mom, Red Stick Mom and Lafayette Mom, now the largest network of parenting websites in South Louisiana. Proud graduates of the University of Virginia, she and her husband Blaise spent time in Tampa and Scottsdale prior to settling down back home in New Orleans, something they both said "would never happen." An avid runner, she'll try any workout at least once and is always up for sweating with friends. When she’s not shuttling her 3 very active kids to school, gymnastics or baseball, you can find her cheering for the Saints, trying new restaurants or spending time with family and friends. She's also not afraid to return mediocre books to the library before finishing them because life is too short for bad books. A native New Orleanian, Ashley loves exploring and discovering the beauty of South Louisiana through her growing children's eyes.
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Cabbage Casserole :: The Easiest and Yummiest Recipe For St. Patrick’s Day

Cabbage Casserole :: The Easiest and Yummiest Recipe For St. Patrick's Day Maybe St. Patrick's Day is already your favorite holiday, or maybe you're wondering why it's one of the best holidays to celebrate. It's St....
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The 4 Best Portable Chargers for Mardi Gras

We are full of pro tips for parenting at Mardi Gras. When it comes to taking kids to parades, New Orleans Mom has all of the advice you need for enjoying Mardi Gras with...
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Stuffed Saran Wrap Ball :: The Best Party Game Ever!

Stuffed Saran Wrap Ball :: The Best Party Game Ever! If you are looking for easy entertainment at your next birthday party, family gathering or holiday event, I have the perfect solution for you ......
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Ways to Give Back in New Orleans this Holiday Season

It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. With temptations to spend money and buy things everywhere, it can be difficult not to get caught up in the excess of...
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How to Spend 48 Hours In Houston :: Easy Weekend Getaway from New Orleans

As much as we love living in New Orleans with kids, we also love getting away from the city sometimes. As such, we have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. Whether...
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Fredericksburg :: The Perfect Long Weekend Getaway

If you are looking for the perfect long weekend trip from New Orleans, we strongly recommend putting Fredericksburg, Texas on the short list. Whether you are interested in wine tasting, brewery tours, hiking or...

Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo :: Opens This Weekend {May 7, 2022}

Whether you are traveling to New Orleans on vacation or live in the city year-round, the heat can be one of the only downsides about Louisiana! If you need to cool off, the Cool...
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LSU Gymnastics Meets :: Worth the Drive From New Orleans

If you are looking for things to do with kids in New Orleans, we have compiled dozens of ideas over the years. However, sometimes it is nice to get away from New Orleans for...

Welcome to New Orleans, Disney Cruise Line! {Tips From Our First Disney Cruise}

Disclosure :: Disney Cruise Line sponsored this post by providing my {very lucky} family a five-night cruise on the Disney Wonder in Spring 2019. Who would turn down a complimentary vacation, are we right?!...

An Easy Valentine’s Day Gift For Girls {That Will Still Arrive In Time!}

Disclosure :: content includes affiliate links. An Easy Valentine's Day Gift For Girls Our home is not one that goes all out for Valentine's Day, but I still like to get a little something for the...

Food Heaven on the Northshore :: Two Must Visit Restaurants

Whether you live on the Northshore (which, we highly recommend) or find yourself in the Mandeville / Covington area visiting Fontainbleau State Park ... we strongly suggest making time to visit these delicious restaurants...
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The Best Kept Soup Secret in New Orleans

The Best Matzo Ball Soup in New Orleans Most of us can agree that when you're feeling under the weather, nothing soothes the soul quite like a great soup. At the same time, when you...
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9 Must Have ShopDisney Gifts For Disney Fanatics {When You Can’t Take Them To...

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by shopDisney, though our household falls squarely in the "Disney fanatics" category and does not need encouragement to shop with Disney! 9 Must Have ShopDisney Gifts For Disney Fanatics It's the...
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Never Too Old For Disney :: The Joy and Magic of Halloween Costumes

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by shopDisney, but the irony is that I had personally just finished purchasing my daughter's Halloween costume from Disney when shopDisney landed in our inbox. This sale is...