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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.

Disclosure: "How sick is too sick for school" is a topic that was a real hot button when we asked a question about it on our Facebook page. Fascinated by the differing views and the controversy, one of our contributors...
Every year we receive a school supply list a mile long, and now we have these lovely, lengthy lists for three of our four children. We thank our lucky stars that the fourth still has a supply fee (hurray!). Year...
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are my own; I just really love it!  So Many Kids, So Many Groceries I have four children. This means I either cart them all to the store with me or...
I'm excited to be here!  Both as a part of this blog and as a mother in this city.  In addition to those above, labels that attach appropriately to me as of late: wife, mother to a newborn (aka,...
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Julie Fortenberry, a registered dietitian who now (after many years of fighting it) proudly calls New Orleans home. The move to the big “Crescent City,” for this Mississippi girl, was overwhelming...
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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...
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Disclosure :: We had a blast last year planning our very first birthday party at the Louisiana Children's Museum. This year the blog is turning TWO and our team has a ton to celebrate :: we have added SEVEN new team...

Kid Friendly Dining in NOLA

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We are NOLA moms, so that means we live in a city that not only lives to eat but LOVES to eat. We all do our fair share of eating out. I will admit that our dining style and...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Louisiana Children's Museum. That stated, we love being able to share all of the fun museum events with you! Make sure you scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win tickets...
Until recently, I had no idea what an art cart was and how incredibly engaging one would be for our four year old. Like me, Jane is a highly emotional perfectionist who likes to please people and desperately wants to...