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Danielle Blanco

Danielle Blanco
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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.

Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine While Pregnant

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Saving Money … A Few Tips and Tricks

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I'm definitely more of a saver over a spender. I like nice things but I get more of a thrill out of saving money. Confession: I'm an Excel nerd. I maintain a pretty intense...

Sleep Training Saved My Sanity

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Before I had my son, I was adamant that he wouldn't sleep in our bed. People would doubt me, laugh, and say "you'll see, just wait until the baby gets here." I was inexperienced with...

The Unexpected Gift Katrina Gave Me

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In August 2005 I was an 18-year-old college sophomore who had just decided to move back to New Orleans. A few days before the storm I evacuated with friends and family, as we had...

Brunching with a Toddler: Lessons Learned

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Brunch is my favorite meal, hands down. My husband and I like to dine out, and going to brunch is a frequent occurrence. After becoming parents, we were happy to have a child that...

The End of My Breastfeeding Journey: My Weaning Story

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I knew I wanted to breastfeed. I’ll be honest, mainly because it’s free and I never pass up a deal. Eventually, as I learned more about it, I came to appreciate the health benefits,...

Will I Ever Have Nice Things Again? {A New Mom Wonders}

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I knew motherhood would come with a whirlwind of sacrifices, and it truly has--some expected but most unexpected. Recently, I had the task of packing for our first vacation as a family of three. I’m...

Let’s Stop Judging: We Are All Doing the Best We Can

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Last week during a virtual hangout with a group of girlfriends, I vented about how badly I wish my son’s daycare was open. Working from home full-time with a baby certainly was never a...