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Maya

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Maya lives in New Orleans with her husband, two daughters, and their beloved fur baby. She has 15 years of experience working in early childhood education, including roles in schools, local nonprofits, and state government. Maya currently works as a curriculum developer, where she gets to focus on one of her top interests, which is teaching reading. Her other top interests include her girls (of course), podcasts and audiobooks, anything outdoors in warm weather, and experimenting with new recipes.

How to Support Your NICU Mom Friends

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September is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month. If you’re a NICU mama, past or present, you are aware of the NICU. The fear, the worry, the constant beeping sounds, the helplessness. But...

Schools in New Orleans :: We Have Great Public Options

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New Orleans Schools Like many facets of New Orleans living, our elementary, middle, and high schools are like no other place in the world. If you have a child who will attend school here in...

What I Pack for Screen-Limited Travel

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Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded below, but we have personally ordered and used these items listed below. If these items are working for us, we figure that they may work for you,...

Vote for New Orleans Kids on April 30th

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This month we have a significant opportunity to invest in early childhood education and the future of New Orleans. On the April 30th ballot, Orleans Parish residents will vote on a proposal to fund...

Weekend Plans :: New Orleans Book Festival

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The New Orleans Book Festival at Tulane kicks off today, March 10th, and runs through Saturday. This free festival brings together well-known, award-winning authors for a celebration of all things literary. Think back to...

A Cake for Every Queen :: Where to Buy Vegan, Gluten-free, and Sugar-free King...

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If you’re worried you haven’t been eating enough king cake lately, New Orleans bakers are making it easier than ever. With new deliciousness and specialty options added each year, we are deep into the...

What Makes Pre-K in New Orleans So Complicated?

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What Makes Pre-K in New Orleans So Complicated? New year, new decisions. January is prime time for navigating decisions related to next school year. And if your child is currently 3- or 4-years old, you...

Last Minute Gifts, Last Problem :: Shop Art Markets

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Whether you forgot to check your list twice, or work best under pressure, you’re in the right place. It’s no secret that New Orleans is home to many talented artists. Luckily for us last-minute...

Our Favorite Splurges for Under $100

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Whether you’re adding to your gift list or planning to treat yourself, these splurges will not disappoint. The below list sums up tried-and-true favorites from the New Orleans Mom team, all for under $100...
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NCAP (formerly OneApp) is Open :: What Parents Need to Know

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OneApp, Rebranded The NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP), formerly known as OneApp, opened on November 1st. Applying to a public school in New Orleans is complicated, and the more you know the better you will...

Messy Play That Cleans

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Priorities With a pandemic, hurricane repairs, and allll the school closures, cleaning your cookie sheets may be your very last priority. I relate to and support your thinking. Yet sometimes we need a small win. I...

School Tours and Beyond :: 10 Must-Ask Questions

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It’s That Time of Year Again Front yards are decorated with spider webs and ghost parties. Pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s officially… time to start thinking about next school year. We all know that...

Back to School Blues :: Toddler Separation Anxiety

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First Days of School It’s that time of year again when our little loves are heading off to school. Whether this will be your child’s first experience away from you or one of many, it’s...

Pandemic-Proof Travel with a National Parks Passport

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We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. If you are looking for longer adventures, check out this list of budget friendly road trips from New Orleans.  Road Trips From New Orleans After 15 months of...