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In and Around New Orleans

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The Big Easy is a big place. There’s a lot to see in and around New Orleans. Even if you’ve lived here all your life, there’s still a lot to discover in Crescent City.

If you’re leaving the house, there’s a good bet that New Orleans Mom has your activity covered, from local shopping to restaurants to the events that everyone in New Orleans is talking about.

At New Orleans Mom, we have all the seasons covered, as well as every member of the family. Our team of more than 30 contributors is always looking for activities, events, and fun, like how to plan a unique birthday party for the kids in your life or find the perfect restaurant for your night out. 

Each year, we publish a comprehensive list of summer camps, keeping you informed about all of the best options in and around New Orleans for your kids. We’ve got an eye on the local schools, helping parents make sure they’re informed before enrolling. We’re even with you at the movie theater.

Our writers live in and around New Orleans, so we’ve got a lot of experience finding the best things about our wonderful city. We’ve seen the beautiful side of New Orleans during a time of tragedy. We’ve been to the bayous after a hurricane. We talk about ways to give back to your community

We know there’s a lot to see in New Orleans and it isn’t all downtown. That’s why we take you all over the Big Easy. From the Westbank to the Northshore, from Uptown to Downtown, we’ve got all of New Orleans covered.

Best Birthday Party Venues in New Orleans The Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in Greater New Orleans "Each birthday is a new beginning, full of promise and opportunity and the chance to make dreams come true." ~author unknown There are so many...
There are so many things to do with kids in New Orleans year round! We strive to share ideas for every family’s budget and interests. Whether you are visiting New Orleans with kids or you live in New Orleans...
My love letter to leaving New Orleans. For the second time that is. I grew up in Chalmette and always daydreamed of a life that took me away to a big city with hustle and bustle. I got the chance to...
Why That Cotton Bowl Win Hit So Hard Tulane’s historic win in the Cotton Bowl last week was, to put it mildly, a long time coming. It pulled New Orleanians out of our post-holiday haze with a jolt and propelled...
When my daughter's birthday was quickly approaching a few months ago, I found myself conflicted about how to celebrate it. She wasn't a "little girl" anymore, but also not quite a "big girl' either. Intrigued to find something fresh and...
Krewe of Cleopatra to Return to Magazine Street in 2023! Today the members of Krewe of Cleopatra received the best news ever ... the parade, which is celebrating 50 years this year, WILL be resuming its regular route which starts...
It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, and everyone's eating king cake! If you have a food allergy or sensitivity, though, traditional king cake may not be an option. Thankfully many bakeries offer gluten free king cakes, as well...
Finding swim lessons in New Orleans and getting your children water safe is extremely important because we are surrounded by water here. If you are moving to New Orleans, you will soon discover that many New Orleans homes have...
Things to do in New Orleans with Kids There are so many things to do with kids in New Orleans year round! We strive to share ideas for every family’s budget and interests. Whether you are visiting New Orleans with...
Christmas Tree Recycling :: Who, What, Where, When & Why Who The Department of Sanitation, the City’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability and the Louisiana National Guard work with a series of solid waste contractors to ensure your trees get recycled...
As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to say how much we truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you. We also wanted to share the 10 most popular blog posts...
Best Summer Camps in New Orleans 2023 Summer Camps in New Orleans Researching summer camps in New Orleans is high on every family's to do list every year. While summer in New Orleans makes many think of popsicles (or in our...
Who caters your holiday meals in New Orleans? Here is your comprehensive guide to the best holiday catering in New Orleans! We've done all the research for you to find out who is doing the cooking for the holidays...
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” -Eudora Welty Best New Orleans Family Photographers If you are looking for a family photographer in New Orleans, we hope that this list of the best New Orleans family photographers will make...