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I never thought that anyone, especially not the Grinch could really steal Christmas. Well, Dr. Seuss was on to something because, in 2019, Grief Stole My Christmas.  If you recall, in the book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, the Grinch...
Santa Claus is coming to town! The holidays are officially here and New Orleans Mom has compiled a comprehensive Holiday Guide with dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans this holiday season. To get in the...
Double the Joy The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the term melting pot as, “a place where a variety of peoples, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole.” This term perfectly describes both my city and my household. My hometown of...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by NOLA ChristmasFest.  NOLA ChristmasFest :: What You Need to Know Before You Go - 2021 Edition Tickets are now on sale for the highly-anticipated NOLA ChristmasFest, hosted and produced by The New Orleans Ernest...
Dear Santa, I'm typing this while I joyfully listen to Christmas music playing through the Echo Dot you so kindly brought our family last year. I've also already watched my first Christmas Rom-Com, bought wrapping paper, put up a few...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by shopDisney, though our household falls squarely in the "Disney fanatics" category and does not need encouragement to shop with Disney! 9 Must Have ShopDisney Gifts For Disney Fanatics It's the most wonderful time of the...
A few years ago, within 12 months' time, our family lost two of its special members.  My father, “Papa” to my kids, died soon enough before Christmas to leave us still in shock through that holiday.  But before the...
Fall is such a fun time of the year. Sweaters, fuzzy hats, s'mores, and firepits. Fall also symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. Here are some quick and fun Holiday cocktails that are sure to be a hit...
This 2021 Christmas season in New Orleans is sure to be a BRIGHT one filled with so much more opportunity than last year for family-friendly activities, traditions, and LIGHTS! There’s no denying that many of us are in need...
The holidays are right around the corner. Every year, summer seems to whisk itself away, and we are startled to see November on the calendar! How does it happen so fast? Last year I found myself incredibly stressed during the...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Crescent City. New Orleans is kid friendly year round, and the holidays are no exception! There’s no end to the festivities and fun that the holiday season brings to...
Where to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree in Louisiana & Mississippi It may seem hard to believe but the holiday season is officially here. The weather (occasionally) is getting cooler and it’s nearly time to start holiday decorating. Maybe...
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm: Know Before You Go Our annual visit to Steele's Christmas Tree Farm has become a family tradition. The property is really beautiful - rows and rows of trees in all shapes and sizes. The kids can...
When I graduated high school almost 20 years ago, I received a gift that I still regularly use.  It was a book that the mom of my hometown BFF had filled with all the recipes she made us growing...