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Jamie Centner

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10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Moving to NOLA

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If you are considering moving to New Orleans with kids, New Orleans Mom is here to help you navigate family life in New Orleans! Whether you are looking for preschools and daycares in New...

Brazilian Waxing 101: What You Should Know (Rated PG)

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Brazilian Waxing 101: What You Should Know (Rated PG) Getting a brazilian wax can be both scary or intimidating and painful. Post Katrina, I worked at a top New Orleans spa as an esthetician doing...

22 Tips for Mardi Gras Beginners

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If you have recently moved to New Orleans, Mardi Gras with kids can be extremely overwhelming at first. New Orleans Mom is here to help! Below are some of the best tips for Mardi...

In Defense of Silly School Days

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{read the opposing opinion Enough With The Parties} Defending all the EXTRA school stuff First, let me qualify what I'm about to write by noting that I am a mom to three irrepressible boys aged 8...

Taking Time to Recharge at the Southern Hotel

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A Weekend Away :: This past weekend, both the New Orleans and Red Stick Moms Blogs were thrilled to spend time at the Southern Hotel. It  was a wonderful occasion for our teams to gather...

My 18 Year Journey :: Overcoming Extreme Tragedy

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Life in general is full of ups and downs. Some are bumps that challenge your day, some are peaks you work hard to reach and celebrate fully. Every so often we hit a deep...

Why International House Hotel Should Be Your Next Staycation

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Disclosure:: International House Hotel and Ciao Bella Vita Catering sponsored our team retreat, but we assure you that we will be back to International House Hotel on our own dime soon because it was that...

Epi WHAT? The High Cost of Having a Food Allergy Child

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Back to school used to be my favorite time of year. Fresh beginnings. Everyone has their clothes perfectly pressed and their new socks, shoes, backpacks, lunch kits and supplies perfectly organized. It’s the one...

The Day My Kids Shut Down Chipotle

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Having young children is not something that I would call "easy." They're unpredictable, emotional, high-energy and at an early age completely incapable of communicating. This lovely combination of traits left me standing in the middle...

A Columbine Survivor’s Thoughts On the Tragedy In Orlando

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A Columbine Survivor’s Thoughts On the Tragedy In Orlando I'm at a loss. It's hard to pen my thoughts. I don't want it to seem like I'm attention seeking or using this tragedy to speak...

10 Products We Always Buy at Costco :: 2 New Orleans Moms Break It...

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Disclosure :: Costco sponsored this post. Insert happy dance from us because it's genuinely one of our homes away from home. It's No Secret :: We Adore Costco As moms, we like to spend as little time as...

We Pledge Allegiant :: One New Orleans Dad Does Disney World and Falls in...

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Disclosure :: This post was sponsored by Allegiant and Westgate Resorts. However, the opinions expressed below are our own.   The Centner Family is Going to Disney World There are few certainties in this world. One of them...

Practical Tips For Mothering Your Sick Baby {Sponsored By Crane USA}

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Disclosure :: When you register for your baby, a humidifier is often on the list, but do you know why you need one? Being that we're in the thick of cold and flu season, we are excited to...

Women in Bloom :: An Exclusive Night at First Look {Sponsored Event Recap}

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Disclosure: All of our events are made possible by our amazing sponsors. Thank you to First Look for both sponsoring this event and for inviting our readers and guests into their cozy “home” (the converted uptown...