Danielle Blanco

Danielle is a native New Orleanian. She graduated from Ben Franklin and attended the University of New Orleans' undergraduate and graduate schools. She and her husband Abraham married in 2017 and welcomed their son Blaise in June of 2019. She balances motherhood with working full time as the Director of Finance and Operations at a local CMO. As a first time mom she is learning to embrace the chaos. Danielle’s current struggle is getting her little one to nap as well at home as he does at daycare and to utilize his sippy cup. This type-A mama can usually be found on the go with a to-do list and a plan. She enjoys gift giving, thrifting, watching tv and sewing. Additionally, she never turns down a happy hour or beach vacation. She is excited to experience New Orleans as a mom and is truly proud to call it home.

The Search for a New Neighborhood

We are searching for a new neighborhood in New Orleans! Our family has expanded since our DINK days, and we are in need of more space. This may or may not be forever for...

Unpopular Opinion: The Holiday Season is Stressful

Halloween is over, so now we have officially entered the 2021 holiday season. I never found the holiday season stressful until I had kids. What used to be an exciting, laid-back season with lots of...

The Birthday Party That Every New Orleans Kid Needs!

Note: Parties are seasonal and may not be available during cold months or during the holiday season!  What is more New Orleans than Cafe du Monde?! Last month, we had my son’s 2nd birthday at Cafe...

Declining Cervical Checks During Pregnancy

I look up everything. If I’m faced with something, I can promise you I have googled every fact about it, joined related Facebook groups, and read every forum thread that I can find. It’s...

My Son is 23 Months … Not 1!

I recently reposted this popular post on Instagram with a photo of a guy holding a sign saying "Your Baby Is Not 18 Months Your Baby is 1" and clarified that I do not...

Expecting Moms, Don’t Forget to Prepare Your Living Space

Before I had my first baby, I was obsessed with preparing and making sure I had everything I needed. I read the blogs, asked my friends, watched the YouTube videos, and made multiple lists....

National Infertility Awareness Week: The Waiting Room

It’s time we talk about waiting rooms. Years ago, a friend of mine started blogging about her infertility journey. Kids were far off for me at the time, but I learned so much through her...

Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

For me, it was never a question of if I would get the vaccine, but more so when I would get it. In late 2020 when the COVID vaccine was first available in the...

Patience … I Didn’t Think I Had Any

“You’re so patient with him,” someone told me while watching me talk my son through a meltdown. I smiled and said thanks, not sure what response was appropriate. But I reflected on her words later,...

5 Things I Dislike About Sleep Training

Overall, sleep training worked very well for our family and it saved my sanity. But in an attempt to not only share the highlights, I also want to share with you five obstacles sleep...
children's books about New Orleans

Support Local Authors :: Praline Lady Should Be On Your Family Bookshelf

Disclosure :: we are so thankful to have received a copy of Praline Lady courtesy local author and New Orleans mom, Kirstie Myvett. Links to her book are affiliate links. That said, we love...

Write Down Those Memories

How often do you think that you will remember something forever? You think a moment or idea is so grand that there is no way you can forget the details of it, right? Except,...

Why You Are Probably Getting a Gift Card From Me

If gift giving was a love language, it would definitely be a top one of mine. I get true joy out of searching for the perfect gift for someone for every occasion. I also...

10 Tips for Traveling With a Toddler

I recently flew to Atlanta for a week with my 15-month-old. There was a lot of anxious preparation but we survived the journey, and overall it was well worth the stress. As we approach...