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August has come and there are things to do virtually! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month! This is in no way intended to be...
We've officially hit the stage of quarantine where everyone in my house is getting a little stir crazy needing a change in scenery and some adventure, so I packed up my boys and some necessities and made the 30...
Our culture is not cancelled. This year the #essencefest has gone virtual. The Essence Festival of Culture is Unstoppable. Starting today through July 5th, you can refill your cup virtually by tuning in on www.essencestudios.com. Virtual experiences include the...
Going stir crazy from being home with the kids for what seems like an endless amount of months? Me too! Take a day trip to the Gulfport Mississippi beaches for a day of fun in the sun. Gulfport is...
Like many families in the New Orleans area, we find ourselves without traditional summer camp  or childcare this year. As a result, we've been looking for fun day trip adventures within driving distance of New Orleans to break up...
Puzzles: Um, Not for Me! First of all, let me start by saying I have absolutely always sucked at puzzles. Spatial/Visual thinking is not my strong suit. Well, Quarantine is making me think I don't have a strong suit, but...
After 2 1/2 months of quarantine, I am looking forward to things safely opening back up in New Orleans. I’m tired of my house, and I’ve exhausted all of the socially distant activities available the past few months. My twin boys...
School is out for summer! The excitement that always leads up to the last day of school wasn't quite the same this year. However, my kids were still so happy to pack away their workbooks and close their laptops for...
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...
    As my family of five has been cooped up in our house the past few weeks, I’ve started dreaming of all the things I’m going to do when this is over, when we can all go where we want,...
It’s no secret that once kids enter into the picture, date nights are few and far between. My husband and I definitely saw a decline in our social calendar when babies 2, 3, and 4 came along. Asking someone...
Local Digital Resources for Kids During COVID-19 Since we're all staying home looking for things to keep us all occupied, here is a list of local businesses we can show some love to in the process. Audubon Zoo Virtual Community Connection...
Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded below, but we as local New Orleans moms have ordered, played with and enjoyed every last one of these suggestions. If these ideas are working for us, we figure that they may...
Trying to keep my mind off the craziness that is “The Rona,” I tend to stress eat. As I’m working on my health and fitness journey, I must say that this isn’t helping at all.  As I was talking...