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In and Around New Orleans

In and Around New Orleans Picture of City

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.

We don't know about y'all, but Mardi Gras might just be our favorite holiday! King cake, parades, beads, another excuse to wear a costume, spears, ice cold beer in the crisp NOLA air, crawfish, revelry and marching bands ......
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Disclosure :: we were recently invited to visit the new Holiday Inn Club Vacations Resort in the CBD for a private tour of the city's newest resort. We were wowed by the property, amenities and how wonderful this will...
It would be fair and accurate to say that I'm not a stylish person. Here's the evidence: My daily wardrobe decisions are based on what coordinates with the nursing tank top that happens to be clean I continue to...
Comes in singing "Summa’ Summa’ Summa’ Time!" by DJ Jazzy Jeff and Will Smith. That's the anthem every summer! I’m so excited about all the new movies and TV shows that are coming out this summer. If you are a...
There's always a new "challenge" It's hard to browse social media these days and not be faced with a "challenge." Maybe it's a Tik-Tok dance, a Snapchat game, YouTube's bottle flip, a Facebook wine challenge, or even NOM's own weekly...
Disclosure :: our partners at tasc Performance sponsored this exciting announcement. tasc Performance is Now Open in New Orleans! We are thrilled to share that one of our favorite local brands, tasc Performance, has opened its flagship store in the company's founding home...
I was brand spanking new to NOLA when I headed to Tartine for my first ever "meet-up" with local moms. The food, the conversation, the ebb and flow of this simple, small and humble restaurant; it was all delicious. For...
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Disclosure :: As always, our events are made possible by wonderful sponsors. Thank you to the Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans for sponsoring and hosting this fun event.  New(ish) to NOLA Dinner Moving to New Orleans was scary, to say the...
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A couple of weekends ago I attended a typical New Orleans baby shower for a cousin. The mother-to-be looked radiant in her brilliant blue dress, there were fleur de lis embossed blue mints, napoleons on the dessert table and,...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Thinkerella, a new local company created by a fellow mom. I am an autism mom, so all I ever want is for my kids (and their friends) to smile. My 11 year old daughter...
It's no secret that 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. Everything that we know and love has changed, including our usual holiday gatherings, traditions and events in New Orleans. It's hard to believe that just...