Liz Hernandez

Liz Hernandez was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She briefly exited the city for college to South Carolina for 4 years, and although beautiful, she missed the diversity and culture of her native NOLA. Liz moved back and married her husband of now more than 13 years, Jose. Liz is a Realtor with NOLA Living Realty and real estate investor with her husband. Her family has been in the Real Estate business in New Orleans for more than 3 generations and she loves talking all things real estate, investing and money managing. Liz loves to travel, read and be anywhere close to the water. Liz’s most valuable and important job is being Mom to her 3 kids, Luciana, Miles and Sophia. She loves to bring them everywhere and try new things. Her friends often call her “the fun mom” or their “kid fun agent”. Her home is often found filled with neighborhood kids, friends’ kids and any kid who wants a fun and safe place to play and have a snack (although this results in a consistently messy house, le se le bon temp rouler).

I Love My Local Used Bookstore

I love my local used bookstore. It is my favorite spot in the city. On the rare occasion that I have an afternoon to myself, I head down to Blue Cypress Books on Oak St.,...

Eight Reasons My Teen Can’t Have Social Media

My daughter is in her teen years, and as the days and months go by, so does the pressure for her to have Social Media. Most of her friends have at least one form...

Hey Kids, Drink Your Veggies!

My kids have always been great about eating lots of fruits. They have even been pretty good about veggies, as long as they are cooked. They will eat broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, asparagus, and...

My Top 10 Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is approaching and I love putting together Easter baskets for my 3 kids. I typically view Christmas as a time for a little more indulgence, but Easter baskets are a little more practical....

Lessons in French Braiding {Preteen Edition}

My daughter is 12 and, for the most part, independent. She is quiet and introspective. A chatty Cathy she is not. Getting her to talk about herself and her feelings has never come naturally...

Shots Fired :: The Day the Mardi Gras Music Stopped

I remember the day the music stopped, or rather the drums from the marching bands in the parade, like it was yesterday. It happened fast, but this is what I remember. Shots fired, lots...

The Elf on the Shelf Who Saved Christmas

This is my oldest daughter's second Christmas not believing in Santa Claus. She is 11 and stopped believing in all the magic of holidays around Easter in her 10th year. She was upset at...

Hey Mamma, You Are a Trailblazer!

When I became a mom, I had no idea what I was doing. I became a new mom at the very young age of 23. My own mom had died when I was 16,...

Give Thanks! 5 Simple Gratitude Activities for Any Schedule

November is a month we get to focus on being thankful. The month of November is an especially good time to gear our kids towards an attitude of gratefulness since the month of excess...

My Weekday Meal Prep Hack ~Hint~ Think Ahead

When I started having kids, it happened fast. Before I knew it, I had 3 under 3. It was a crazy, messy, beautiful time. I was staying home full time with the three kids...

Cooking With Kids: Tips, Tricks, and Unexpected Benefits

It’s a big joke among friends and family that I don’t cook. The truth is, I cook a lot, I just don’t love cooking. There, I said it. I would rather someone else cook...

The Time I Went Full Blown Mamma Bear and I Was WRONG

We go to the beach every summer and this summer was no exception. Just like I do every year, I let my kids pick out a few beach toys at the store to bring...

What I Hope They Remember … When It All Goes Wrong

Even before I had kids, I knew family dinner was something I wanted for my imaginary brood of children. I imagined nights filled with food and laughter and sharing about our days. While some...
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In Defense of a New Orleans Summer

Most people would not claim summer in New Orleans to be their favorite season. But for me, it stands above the rest as the best season in New Orleans. I will break down the...