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Things to Do in New Orleans When it Rains

With the wet week we are currently having, I’ve decided to compile a list of things you can do in New Orleans (and the surrounding areas) when it rains. Some of these are obvious...

2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists

2019 Best NOLA Dad Finalists We received some incredible submissions for this year’s Best NOLA Dad campaign. It was a very tough task, and we really wish we could name everyone nominated Best NOLA Dad,...

We’re TWENTY-ONE New Orleans Moms Stronger :: Meet Our New Contributors

We are pleased to introduce our community to newest members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a powerful, energetic and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you...

How to Help a Friend on Bedrest

Bedrest. Ugh. For those of you who have experienced this during pregnancy know that it’s not all about sitting on the couch with your feet propped up eating Bon Bons and watching soap operas....

Dear Sons :: What I Want You to Remember of Me

Most days are ended with me letting out an exhausted sigh after closing the last bedroom door at bedtime. I tip toe into the living room in the most quiet awkward walk in hopes...

2019 New Orleans Mom of the Year Finalists

We received some amazing nominees for our New Orleans Mom of the Year campaign this year.  Nominations by husbands, fiancés, daughters, sons, sisters, and friends … all who have made a difference in the...

Is This Feeling Normal? {Anxiety Surrounding PreTerm Delivery & the NICU}

:: Beep, beep, beep :: The noises from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are like no other. There is a constant beeping and humming from the machines and monitors. And every now and then...

Momma Needs A Break

It's 10am and my 2 year old and I are watching our daily dose of Sesame Street. He is giggling at Elmo and then decides to take off all his clothes. I am trying to...

When An Estranged Family Member Dies

It was a normal Tuesday evening. The kids were asleep while my husband and I watched the latest episode of This is Us. All of a sudden my iPhone made a weird ringing noise,...

10 Easter Basket Stuffers $5 and Under

Hippity Hop! Easter is slowly creeping up on us. When it comes to Easter baskets, our Bunny tries to fill them with less candy and more with things that our three boys can actually...

Vacation Bible Schools 2019

Can you believe that summer is almost here? I can't believe the school year is mostly over and before we know it, the kids will be out of school. Calendars are quick to fill...

To the Moms I Saw at Target

Earlier this week, all the stars aligned and somehow, I ended up at Target all by myself. Since my youngest is still at home with me, this is very rare. My red basket didn’t...

What Did I Just Watch?

Any given Friday night, once the kids are in bed, you can find my husband and me on the couch watching our guilty pleasure, Dateline. So it’s no surprise that when I saw the...

5 Ways My Sons Help Clean

I’m the mother of three young boys, and our house forever looks like a hot mess. On any given day our couch usually has clean laundry thrown on it, the dishwasher full of dishes...

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