Alisha is a wife, mom and a pharmacist who loves Rose', spa days and some good tea. Don’t get it confused, she will still still jump out of her seat when she hears “Cash Money Records taking over for the '99 and 2000." Follow her blog, I Am Nola Bougie for tips on how to “Embrace Your Inner Bougie” and make Self Care a priority in your life! Alisha resides in Algiers, LA with her husband Morris and son Mojo.Alyson lives in Metairie with her husband, Patrick, their 7 and 4 year-old boys, and their Morkie, Beignet. After teaching for almost ten years, she left a career in education and is now a full-time nursing student. In her hypothetical free time, Alyson would enjoy flipping furniture, writing, and dancing. She is always looking for a racquetball partner and loves streetcar rides and playing board games with her family. A good cook, she is constantly on a quest to answer the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” but has thus far been unsuccessful.Amanda is a ride or die Metairie resident. Proud MCA and LSU alum, she moved right back home after college where she fell in love and married her husband Jason. She left a career in sales to raise her two sweet sons, Benjamin and Zachary, full time. She is passionate about her family, her childhood besties, and connecting with new friends. When she’s not volunteering at school or cheering on her kids at the ballpark, you can find her working out, shopping, or watching beauty tutorials on YouTube.Brand AmbassadorAngel is originally from the sunny Mesa, AZ but now resides in the culture-filled city of New Orleans, LA. She is a PROUD graduate of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. During her matriculation at SU she was an active member of the Southern University Cheerleading Team, Gold 'N Bluez Dance Team, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. After graduation she held positions as an Administrator in the Office of Student Life as well as The Office of Residential Life and Housing. She currently resides in the Gentilly area with her Husband, Derrick and 2 children, Layah and Derrick III. She is currently a work from home mom and is excitedly expecting her 3rd child which is due in November.
A proud New Orleanian, Emma lives in Broadmoor less than a quarter of a mile from the house her mother grew up in! She met her husband, Matthew - a New Orleans native - on move-in day their freshman year at Tulane University. Together they have a 21-month-old boy, Reed, and are due for #2 in October! Emma is a licensed social worker and loves being a stay at home mom. A self-proclaimed feminist, Emma is working to raise her son to respect and value all individuals and embrace diversity in its many forms. When she’s not running after Reed, you can find her by the nearest body of water with a cold drink in her hand. These days that looks a lot like the bathtub with yesterday’s coffee, but she’s certain eventually a more glamorous option will present itself.Emmily, who was born in North Carolina, has lived in the New Orleans area since she was 2. A proud alum of Riverdale High School and LSU, she has a degree in Occupational Therapy although she is currently home with her family. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Tad, and together they have 5 amazing boys. When she isn't carpooling or cheering on kids at the ballpark, Emmily loves hanging with friends, eating Mexican food, and trying to figure out her family's next adventure.Ja’Nae was born in Houma and raised on the outskirts of New Orleans known as the Westbank, where she still resides. She’s currently dating her boyfriend of 3 years and together they raise their daughter A’nylah. After attending Jackson State University, she moved back to New Orleans and then earned her master’s at Full Sail University in Public Relations, she currently works part time at a local Bra Boutique where she enjoys helping women feel good about themselves. In her free times she’s looking for the latest fashion trends, working out, learning how to organize her life, relaxing by enjoying a good movie or series and finding fun things to do with her new family.Jaime was born and raised in Monroe, LA where she studied Biology/Chemistry at the University of Louisiana. After graduating in 2004, she headed to NOLA where she didn’t know a single soul! Soon after, she met her husband Sonny and together they are biological, foster, and adoptive parents to 3 (or more) amazing human beings. She recently graduated with a Master of Divinity (M.Div) and is working her way towards a career in professional Chaplaincy. A Certified Thanatologist, she has worked in hospice for 8 years and serves as a Chaplain for the JPSO. Her passion is the study of death, grief and loss, and she feels blessed that her career, education and passions all (finally) align! In addition to love for her family and those who grieve, Jaime gets pretty excited about foster/adoption, camping, cooking, podcasts, road trips, and her families non-profit, Cash For Kids.Janique is a New Orleans native, and a wife to her husband Sean, and devoted mommy to her two year old daughter Blake, and her one year old son Sean Jr. She attended Xavier University of Louisiana and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. During that time is also when she developed an interest in YouTube vlogging about her life as a mother and her natural hair journey. After working in public accounting for 5 years, Janique decided to pursue her passion for the beauty industry by starting her own natural hair care company. Currently, she’s the Founder and CEO of Krewe Natural (www.krewenatural.com), as well as a beauty and mommy/lifestyle YouTube vlogger (@janiqueness). When not running her business, you can find her reading a new book, relaxing by enjoying a good movie or binge watching a Netflix series, and finding fun things to do with her family.Jeanne is a proud Westbanker and inordinately blessed wife, full time working parent, and middle child. She and her insanely handsome husband of 15 years have 2 daughters, aged 11 and 2. Her hobbies include cake decorating, reading, devouring movies, and slowly turning into her mother. When they are not patronizing local restaurants, she and her family enjoy driving around to take in the surroundings of their home, from Lafitte to Folsom, and all points in between. Jeanne has contributed her time and skills to a number of organizations, including WRBH Reading for the Blind, and the Jefferson Chorale. She observes the seasons- champagne brunch, Saints game day Abita, summertime Daiquiri, and Celebration in the Oaks with a flask.Wife to my high school sweetheart, Ross, and mother to 4 children: Trip, Conner, McKenzie, and Piper, I am a born and raised Southern Louisiana Lady. I am a graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy, received my Bachelor’s in English with a concentration in Secondary Ed. from LSU followed by my Master’s of Education from UNO, and for the past 12 years, I have been outwitting high school boys as an English teacher at Holy Cross School. When I’m not grading papers, driving to baseball practices, or making grocery runs, I can be found cheering on my LSU Tigers, cutting up with my girlfriends, and crafting (I love a good project!). I’m all about sippin’ some wine during the sunset while the kiddos play in the yard and the hubby works the grill. I’m living my best mommy life these days and am always happy to share the journey with others!Jessica is a native New Orleanian, raising her two young daughters in Mid-City with her husband. After Katrina, Jessica ended up in Houston, Texas where she worked as a corporate event/party planner and met her native Houstonian husband. When they found out they were expecting their first child, they made the move back to New Orleans as Jessica had always wanted to come back home. Jessica is the owner and designer of Nolafionnah Custom Children's Boutique where she loves to design and make clothing for the special little ones in your life. On the weekends you can often find her at a festival, walking to local eateries in her neighborhood with her family, or enjoying a cold one at one of the family friendly breweries around town. Wine, Dateline, and Instagram are a few of her favorite things.Brand AmbassadorNola Native, Julie Couret works from home, but good luck finding her there. As Chief Executive Coach of her management consulting firm, civic volunteer and engaged mother, she’s always on the go. From her kitchen table seven years ago with a three-month-old in her arms, Julie built her business and her reputation as a leader’s leader. She proudly co-parents raising her two girls, Emma Mae 7 and Helen 4. In line with Julie’s personal motto, Hustle Doesn’t Sleep, she serves as President of the GNO Executive Association, sits on both the Board of Directors for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Council of the New Orleans Baby Cakes, rides in the Mystic Krewe of Nyx and is the Fair Chair and Room Mom for her children’s school. Learn more about Julie here.
Originally from New Orleans, Kathryn graduated from UNO in 2004 with a BA, and worked in film and television production. After fulfilling her dream of living in Los Angeles, she moved back home to be closer to family in 2009. She is now a stay at home mom, and lives in River Ridge with her husband, Derek, and 2 kids, Roni (Veronica) and Remy (Captain Destructo).
You can usually find her ratting the streets throughout the day at local outdoor and indoor playgrounds with her diabolical dude. She enjoys any and all fitness classes, traveling when her schedule allows, true crime shows and karaoke!Katie is a towboater’s wife and devoted mother to son, Olie (2015). She's lived across the Southeast and has been a proud, Mardi Gras-loving resident of New Orleans since 2008. Though she recently transitioned to the Communications Director role at her school, she is and will always be an educator at heart and a fierce advocate for gifted learners. Football season is her favorite time of year; she bleeds red and black for the Georgia Bulldogs and can be found cheering loudly with her fellow Who Dats in the Superdome. She enjoys making to-do lists, drinking too much iced coffee, and beating the guys in fantasy football.Katy has been married to her college (Geaux Tigers!) sweetheart Chris for 12 years. They live on the Northshore with their 5 daughters and two dogs, who keep their lives exciting and exhausting, and their house messy. After being relocated to the Midwest for several years due to her husband’s job, she and her family realized they missed Louisiana and its glorious heat and humidity more than they could handle and moved back home, this time for good. She loves trying new local restaurants, the four minutes a week her house is actually clean, and watching whichever activity her girls are involved in at the moment. You can usually find her dancing to classic country in her kitchen with a glass of wine, while attempting to come up with something to make for dinner.Kelley Lockhart Delaune was born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana. She is married to her husband Ronnie and she has two young boys, Roman (5) and Remy (3). Kelley is interested in wellness and healing. She went to LSU in Baton Rouge where she received a Bachelors in Psychology. She returned home to New Orleans and received a Masters in Social Work at Tulane in 2002. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in New Orleans where she focuses on helping others to heal themselves and their relationships. She loves the beach, her friends, her family, transparency, a good coffee and her CrossFit community. Writing has always been a love of Kelley’s. She enjoys writing about mental health and real life stuff. She shares her family’s journey @romanandremy.Liz Hernandez was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She briefly exited the city for college to South Carolina for 4 years, and although beautiful, she missed the diversity and culture of her native NOLA. Liz moved back and married her husband of now more than 13 years, Jose. Liz is a Realtor with NOLA Living Realty and real estate investor with her husband. Her family has been in the Real Estate business in New Orleans for more than 3 generations and she loves talking all things real estate, investing and money managing. Liz loves to travel, read and be anywhere close to the water. Liz’s most valuable and important job is being Mom to her 3 kids, Luciana, Miles and Sophia. She loves to bring them everywhere and try new things. Her friends often call her “the fun mom” or their “kid fun agent”. Her home is often found filled with neighborhood kids, friends’ kids and any kid who wants a fun and safe place to play and have a snack (although this results in a consistently messy house, le se le bon temp rouler).Maria was born and raised in New Orleans and now lives in Metairie with her husband and two-year-old daughter. She studied English and theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and then did missionary work in Belize for a year and a half following college. After returning to New Orleans, she taught high school religion and English for several years and received her MA in British literature and professional writing from UNO. She now works as the Communications Director for Woman’s New Life Center and also helps her husband run his business. She’s a fan of reading, writing, tea, the Oxford comma, running, dining out, and being a wife to her longtime best friend and mother to her sweet girl.Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or afterschool activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature. She blogs about her family on her personal blog, Micropreemie Mom.Brand AmbassadorMonique is a life long resident of Slidell, LA and mom of two little girls Elie (4) and Eden (1). An aspiring educator, millennial, 20 something, unexpectedly single, mom of two who’s raising girls all while still trying to find herself. She is admen about changing the stigma of being a single mother all while helping other single mothers like herself, and mothers in general, because at the end of the day she feels we are all mothers no matter what our household entails. She loves coffee, McDonald’s Sweet Tea (light ice please), and will try almost any food out there, and most importantly spending time with her daughters.Myndee is a New Orleans area native who has been married to her husband, Luis, for nearly 14 years. A mom to three kids, born within three years, Myndee survived two- under-two, twice. After studying at Loyola University and working outside the home for several years, she transitioned to the crazy, exciting world of being a work-at-home mom. She co-owns Papillon Social Media with fellow NOMB writer, Angelina. The two recently launched Do Good Influence, where they connect nonprofits with influencers. In her free time, Myndee writes. A lot. She recently authored a yet-to-be published self- improvement book. She also enjoys trying out new exercise classes, listening to Audible books and binge watching her favorite shows. As an introverted extrovert, Myndee loves being part of the generation where most of her friends live in her computer.Originally from the village of Loreauville, Nette along with her wife, Jasmine and their two toddler sons, Thomas and Lane moved to their favorite city after residing in Ruston, LA for 13 years. She is a math teacher by day and a YOUTUBER by night. When not running after the brodudes, you can find her organizing, planning, and jamming to Carrie Underwood. Already busy with teaching and family, she finds time to be involved with the LGBT Community by serving on the Southern Advisory Council for Family Equality Council and a member of the NOLA GAY FAMILIES. Her goal in life is to acquire Carrie Underwood legs while drinking beer and eating festival foods.Brand AmbassadorNikki was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she has lived in Seattle and Portland. After visiting New Orleans, she fell in love with the city, and she and her husband decided to take a chance and move from the PNW to NOLA. Nikki has two kids, Amaya (14) and Tyson (11), she and her husband Dave have been married for 15 years, they live on the Northshore. Nikki works full time as a NICU nurse. Nikki and her family have fully embraced the culture of New Orleans, while they live on the Northshore, they play in New Orleans as often as they can. During Mardi Gras you can catch Nikki riding in Nyx, she even has a glitter cottage to create all her Nyx purses. As a member of New Orleans Mom, she hopes to bring the perspective of the veteran mom and life with big kids and teenagers.Pam is a Happiness Engineer for Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, and is the mom of identical triplet boys Linus, Oliver and Miles. She started blogging ten years ago while training for a marathon, and over the years has written about weight loss, wedding planning, pregnancy and raising triplets. If she’s not photographing her boys, it’s only because they’re asleep and she’s enjoying the peace and quiet, most likely with a glass of wine. Pam was born in New Orleans but raised in Baton Rouge. She and her husband George married in 2005, and are residents of Algiers Point.My name is Pia and I have lived in New Orleans for the past 6 years! I am originally from Baltimore, MD which has a lot in common with New Orleans, believe it or not! I am a wife, mother, physician – a practicing medical oncologist at LSU. I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 10 years and we have 2 beautiful girls – age 4 and 1. They are my sun, moon and stars! I am passionate about anything to do with children. I enjoy books, writing, photography. I love the New Orleans dining scene and trying new restaurants – although my favorites are Peche and Saba! Looking forward to writing about experiences as a working mother, physician and wife.Shannon lives in Central City, New Orleans with her husband, Jeremy, and three sons, Noah, Eli and Zeke. She left a career in Human Resources to take on her dream of being a stay-at-home mom. During this time, she and her husband founded a non-profit called Bastion Resources with the purpose of inspiring others to live a life of intimacy with God. Shannon is passionate about creating community and engaging in meaningful conversation around the dinner table. Recently, she created The Intentional Daily Journal to help people live with more purpose and clarity, which is available for purchase on Amazon. In her free time, Shannon enjoys all types of fitness, trying new restaurants, reading and discussing books with her book club, coffee dates with friends and hanging at the park with her family. Shannon is constantly creating new healthy recipes and sharing them on her blog Dinner Done by 9am.Brand AmbassadorOriginally from Ballston Lake, New York, Tara now lives in New Orleans with with her husband and four children. She received her B.S. in Business Management and M.S. in Education, and currently works as a full-time Financial Analyst. Tara enjoys everything from crafting & creating, to reading, strategy & organization, to party planning, coffee and Oreo’s. During Mardi Gras (her favorite time of year), you will find her people-watching, figuring out whose turn it is to ride on Papi’s shoulders and dodging beads to-the-head.Val was born and raised in Argentina and moved to the US (New Orleans more specifically) 10 years ago when trying to figure out where her long-distance relationship was going and never left. She and her husband Joe live in Lakeview with their two little “monkeys” Lucas and Penelope. She is a Designer; she loves everything design ESPECIALLY interior design. Val works from home designing for different contractors and a franchise company while juggling the mom-life. She is a big workout enthusiast and healthy living “apprentice,” always looking for the next best vegetarian recipe or way to make her home and family healthier and happier. Val is a big fan of personal development and improving herself and helping others in the process. She blogs about her life experiences and decorating tips at Val Spaces.
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