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Emily McElrath

The Childbirth Prep Course That Every Expectant New Orleans Mom Needs

Disclosure :: I am a writer for New Orleans Mom, but I am also a local business owner passionate about women's healthcare. With my business partner at Pivotal PT + Wellness, we are excited...
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Best Event Venues In New Orleans – Private Dining, Event Rentals & More

Best Event Venues In New Orleans {Private Dining, Event Rentals & More} Ever wonder where to find the BEST event venues in New Orleans? Are you planning a wedding or private event, but don't know...
I’m Not Anti-Social, I’m Just Overstimulated :: How My Social Interactions Have Changed In The Wake Of Postpartum Anxiety, Covid, And Getting Older

I’m Not Anti-Social, I’m Just Overstimulated :: How My Social Interactions Have Changed In...

I’m Not Anti-Social, I’m Just Overstimulated :: How My Social Interactions Have Changed In The Wake Of Postpartum Anxiety, Covid, And Getting Older Maybe it’s the fact that my ADHD really became apparent after a...

Core Memory :: The Kindergarten Flood (Spring 1990)

Yet Another School Closure As we face another inclement weather event that has closed many schools in the Greater New Orleans area, I can’t help but think of an experience I had in Kindergarten. It...

Purpose In The Suffering :: Why Palm Sunday Is This Catholic’s Favorite Mass

Author's Note: I’d like to start this post by saying that the feelings shared in this are my own personal beliefs. This post has no reflection on the religious or spiritual beliefs of New...
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Guide to New Orleans Easter Events, Spring Events and Spring Break Camps

There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids, and Easter is no exception! If you are looking for family-friendly Easter events in New Orleans and the surrounding area, we...

Unpopular Opinion :: My Husband And I Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Unpopular Opinion :: My Husband And I Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day In all honesty, I have never really celebrated Valentine’s Day. As a kid, my parents always got my brother and me a card and...

We Were Scammed On VRBO {Here’s How}

We Were Scammed On VRBO {Here’s How} About a year ago, I began planning a fortieth birthday trip for my husband and myself. Our birthdays are only six days apart, and only a month and...

We Made A DIY Cold Plunge! :: Here’s How

Disclosure :: this post contains affiliate links. We Made A DIY Cold Plunge! :: Here’s How It’s no secret that I am into all things bio-hack related. I LOVE, and I mean geek-out level love, learning...
The National WWII Museum's Liberation Pavilion :: Worth The Visit And Then Some

The National WWII Museum’s Liberation Pavilion :: Worth The Visit And Then Some

The National WWII Museum's Liberation Pavilion :: Worth The Visit And Then Some This past weekend, my family and I were fortunate enough to visit the new Liberation Pavilion at the National World War II...
Best catered thanksgiving New Orleans

Best Places to Order Catered Thanksgiving Dinner in New Orleans

Who caters Thanksgiving dinner in New Orleans? Here is your comprehensive guide to the best Thanksgiving catering in New Orleans! We've done all the research for you to find out who is doing the...

Jackson Hole, Wyoming :: Worth The Trip!

Jackson Hole, Wyoming :: Worth The Trip! Over the Mardi Gras break, my husband and I took our kids skiing for the very first time! While most folks we know who hit the slopes for...
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The Family Behind The Kraken House In New Orleans

The Family Behind The Kraken House In New Orleans It's safe to say that unless you live under a rock here in NOLA, you've heard of THE Kraken House. In fact, many families have made...
Trader Joe's Fall Favorites

Pumpkins, Pasta, and Pancakes! :: All My Fall Must Haves From Trader Joe’s

Pumpkins, Pasta, and Pancakes! :: All My Fall Must Haves From Trader Joe's I. LOVE. FALL. Honestly, it's my favorite time of year for many reasons. It finally gets below 100 degrees here in south Louisiana,...