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.

15 Books To Binge Read While Quarantined

Disclosure :: affiliate links are included below, but we don't recommend bad books - now or ever! 15 Books To Binge Read While Quarantined We know, we know. You have small kids. You are now a...

10 Boredom Busters To Prime Right Now

Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded below, but we as local New Orleans moms have ordered, played with and enjoyed every last one of these suggestions. If these ideas are working for us,...

Why {And How} It’s Critical To Support Small Businesses in New Orleans

There's no doubt that we are all anxious about COVID-19, the potential implications for our families and what the next few months will look like. If your partner or family member is in medicine,...

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...

NOLA Panty Project :: How You Can Help

NOLA Panty Project The NOLA Panty Project is in full swing. November 20th marked the beginning of our annual donation drive for NEW bras, panties and hygiene products benefitting women's shelters in New Orleans. Last...

Dear Amazon, Please Stop Ruining Surprises!

It's that time of year again, especially for those of us who "play Santa" in our homes. Our kids are writing and re-writing their wish lists, anxiously awaiting the blasted Elf (yes, we have...

Cool Zoo at Audubon Zoo :: Opens This Weekend {May 4, 2019}

Whether we like it or not, summer is on the way here in New Orleans. It's noticeably warmer, the days are longer and school is sadly winding down. Thankfully, dozens of warm weather activities...

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. Who would turn down a complimentary vacation, are we right?! That said, all...

Bird Box Has Nothing on Marie

Unless you've been on a social media hiatus, no doubt you've heard about Bird Box, the Netflix film that has half of America scared to watch. After seeing no less than 63 posts in...

Mom of 3 Launches Whiskey Brand and Brings Country Smooth Fest to New Orleans

Disclosure :: Country Smooth Fest sponsored this post, but any time we hear about a mom who is pursuing her passions and dreaming big we are the first to sing her praises! The discount...

Stop What You’re Doing And Read This Book

Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded below if you're compelled to read our suggestions! Stop What You're Doing And Read This Book I know, I know. You're a mom and the last thing you have...

12 Childhood Classics You Should Re-Watch With Your Kids

Who Doesn't Love a Good Movie? There's something so comforting about watching a great movie. Is there anything better than curling up on the couch with popcorn and a blanket and zoning out for 2...

Why An Unscheduled Afternoon Benefits {My} Kids

I am going to let you in on a dirty little secret. Outside of one 7 week disastrous stint with gymnastics and spring baseball, we are a "no after school activities" household. By this...

Food Heaven on the Northshore :: Two Must Visit Restaurants

I like food. A lot. In fact, it's one reason I exercise so vigilantly because then at least I am counter-acting my poor choices sometimes. As a child I remember walking into the Foodies...


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