Nikki was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she has lived in Seattle and Portland. After visiting New Orleans, she fell in love with the city, and she and her husband decided to take a chance and move from the PNW to NOLA. Nikki has two kids, Amaya (16) and Tyson (13), she and her husband Dave have been married for 16 years, they live on the Northshore. Nikki works full time as a NICU nurse. Nikki and her family have fully embraced the culture of New Orleans, while they live on the Northshore, they play in New Orleans as often as they can. As a member of New Orleans Mom, she hopes to bring the perspective of the veteran mom and life with big kids and teenagers.

The Magic of Childhood :: Sending a Little Elf Love

It's Almost Time Halloween and Thanksgiving have had their days, so that means Christmas is right around the corner and in our house (and the houses of so many others) that means the return of...

My Love For Meal Kit Delivery

What's For Dinner Like most families, mine is on the go, something every night kind. I started weekly menu planning before we even had kids; it was something I had grown up with and it...

My Husband Lost His Job

New City, New Job When we moved to Louisiana, the national drugstore that my husband worked for was very honest and told him that they wouldn't be able to place him in Louisiana. And if...

Welcome To The Team: The Life of a Gymnastics Family

Welcome to the Team My daughter was 7 years old when she begged me to take her first gymnastics class. She had been doing dance for four years and we did summer soccer, but gymnastics...

From Your NICU Nurse, With Love

The Moment I Knew When I started nursing school, I wanted to do labor and delivery, eventually becoming a certified nurse midwife. But then Jarrod was born, at 23 weeks and weighing 525 grams. Jarrod...

For The Love of G-Daddy

Grandparents Really Are Meant to be Celebrated Grandparents' Breakfast, Grandparents' Bingo, Grandparents' Day, these are just a few of the constant reminders of things we are missing out on since the loss of my dad,...

Hello High School, Good-bye Uniforms

It's my daughter's first year of high school and her first year without a uniform. That's right, no uniforms in high school. In our parish, the public schools have uniforms from K-8th grades, but...