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Do none of your New Orleans friends have children the same age as yours? Or have you been wanting to try the new indoor play space in your neighborhood but all of your friends with kids work? Are you a...
The question during the holidays is always “What in the world are we buying our family and friends this holiday season?” It brings just as much anxiety as trying to figure out what to eat for dinner every night. For some...
When I was growing up, Christmas was always a pretty big deal in my house. I always looked forward to the holiday season because it involved gathering with both sides of my large extended family to eat, play, talk,...
As so many living in the Greater New Orleans area did back in the day, my family used to “raise the flag” at Pancho’s. For those unfamiliar, Pancho’s Mexican Buffet had restaurant locations in Metairie and Chalmette. Think of it...
I have fond memories of Black Friday. As a child, I remember the adults in my family waking up at insane hours to go and join the masses in line at Walmart. They didn’t bring us kids, but I...
As I was recently commiserating with some other parents about the challenges of parenthood, I learned that, while I certainly have my struggles, there are a few things that seem to stress out other parents that I actually enjoy. Homework Granted,...
We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom because we LOVE to get out and about and explore Louisiana and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s a quick day trip to Fontainebleau State Park for outdoor fun, an outing to...
A few years ago, I impulse-bought a frozen 7-pound turkey breast solely because it was on sale for $7. I brought it home with no real plan other than to cook it in my Instant Pot. So I read...
This past weekend was my 20th high school reunion. While that number is quite shocking to me and honestly feels wrong, it had me stop and pause to reflect on the past 20 years. A lot has changed in...
My favorite part of Thanksgiving (and, in our family, also Christmas) dinner are the casseroles. Calories don’t count in casseroles! Dish after dish of buttery and/or cheesy and/or creamy goodness. And this one is the cheesiest, creamiest on the menu. If...
On Living Abroad in Indonesia My husband and I have been married for 13 years and are the proud parents of Nick (11) and Maddie (9). We are both originally from New Orleans, and we were happily living in...
If you haven’t heard of the great deals from Aldi grocery stores already, then you need to pay attention. Grab a pen and paper. Make your grocery list. Thank me later.  Aldi is a family-owned German discount supermarket. They were...
If you want to see the talented LSU Gymnastics team in person, we strongly suggest attending an LSU gymnastics meet. Sex Sells and Everyone is Doing it The NY Times posted an article last week calling out Olivia Dunne, a social...
Whether you are looking for a Thanksgiving side dish, a great Christmas recipe or a memorable dish to serve at your next family gathering, this stuffed artichoke casserole is a must try! Celebrating the holidays in New Orleans is...