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.Hi! My name is Ashley but most everyone I know calls me Ash. I was born in New Orleans East and have lived in Mandeville for the past thirty years. Most evenings and weekends you will find me on the baseball field with my scorebook and ranch sunflower seeds watching my boy play. Or the basketball courts during the winter months! When I’m not living my best sports mom life, I’m probably working, or at Target, or binge watching my latest favorite, or making a to-do list I won’t completely check off, or cooking. Homemade zoodles, roasted veggies, and infused water are my staples! I’m not what you would call outdoorsy (like AT ALL!), but becoming a boy mom has taught me to appreciate nature. I love spending time on the river, running along the lakefront, of course the beach, going for bike rides, eating on patios and walking through the grass barefoot is now a regular habit. Motherhood is something! I believe children are the most precious souls on this earth, and we must be fierce in our efforts to protect them.Becky is a New Orleans girl who has recently moved to Covington with her husband, Chad, and three children ages 17, 12 and 4. She was a special needs teacher for years and is currently a P.E. Coach in Jefferson Parish. Becky dedicates her time coaching Youth Run Nola and cheerleading. She enjoys marching in parades with her daughter, being outdoors with her son and attempting to keep up with her 4 going on 14 year old! She is a self-proclaimed nerd and enjoys all things Batman and Harry Potter. Becky’s passions being a positive role model and mentor for children and athletics. When she does have kid free time her favorite things to do are playing Cards Against Humanity with friends at home or day drinking with her husband on Frenchman. During football season you’ll see her decked out in all things black and gold in section 613 of the Dome.Brittney Dayeh grew up in the Catskills of Upstate New York but considers herself a New Orleanian. She moved to New Orleans in 2006 with her husband, whom she met while teaching English in Japan. She immediately fell in love with the culture, history, and vibe of this city. Brittney teaches third grade social studies at a local public school and lives in Algiers with her husband, who is also a local teacher, and her two children, ages 11 and 7. She has a passion for children’s literature and Louisiana history, dreams about kayaking with manatees, and now loves to run.Bryoni is a New Orleans native, but just moved back after 17 years of bouncing around other states. She and her husband Fen reside in Metairie, La., where they are raising their three little girls Brooke (9), Kate (7), and Blake (5). She graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Hospitality Administration and Culinary Arts. She is the owner of Bryoni Catering and a program coordinator for Electric Girls. Her favorite motto is “ there is not enough time in the day” because she is always on the go! From, driving the kids back and forth, to preparing 5 course meals for other families, she rarely takes a moment to sit! When she finally gets a minute to herself, she can often be found driving around searching for the best poboy and snowball!Danielle is a native New Orleanian. She graduated from Ben Franklin and attended the University of New Orleans' undergraduate and graduate schools. She and her husband Abraham married in 2017 and welcomed their son Blaise in June of 2019. She balances motherhood with working full time as the Director of Finance and Operations at a local CMO. As a first time mom she is learning to embrace the chaos. Danielle’s current struggle is getting her little one to nap as well at home as he does at daycare and to utilize his sippy cup. This type-A mama can usually be found on the go with a to-do list and a plan. She enjoys gift giving, thrifting, reality tv and sewing. Additionally, she never turns down a happy hour or beach vacation. She is excited to experience New Orleans as a mom and is truly proud to call it home.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.Erica was born and raised in Metairie and now lives in Kenner with her husband Michael, her two sons, Benjamin (3 years; truck enthusiast) and Joshua (6 months; drooler extraordinaire), and the bane of her existence, Cuddy the Fish. After graduating from UL Lafayette with a degree in advertising and landing her dream job, she left her chosen field and now works part time as an administrative assistant for a Catholic retreat movement. She spends the rest of her time at home with her boys, finding lost trucks and actively ignoring various messes. In 2019, she self-published her first book, The Sister. In the rare moments she's not working, reading and writing, or chasing her kids, she's probably sprawled on the sofa with a Coke Icee and pretending her house is cleaner than it is.My name is Erika Lockhart and I am married to my best friend and favorite pain in the butt, Chris. We have the cutest little boy, Zane, who is 3 years old going on 21. We also have two 4 – legged children, Laney – an American Bulldog and Nelson a pit bull/German shepherd mix. I was born and raised in Harvey, on the Bestbank, but now live in Metairie. I am full time employee for Lumeris, a healthcare consulting company based in STL , where I lead the New Orleans Market in provider engagement efforts. I enjoy taking vacations, going on road trips, my monthly girls dinner club and my favorite hobby is spending the weekends with our families. If you lived with me, you would probably think my favorite hobbies are laundry, doing the dishes and watching Blippi on YouTube, because that’s most of my day.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.Jeanne is a single mom to a wonderful son who loves nothing more than her family, friends, and her Saints. Born and raised in New Orleans, she enjoys everything this city has to offer. In her spare time you can catch her napping or binge watching movies on her couch. On Sunday's in the fall, she is in the Superdome and goes into a state of depression when football season is over.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!Joey is a New Orleans native, Dominican alum, and LSU grad who joined the ranks of motherhood in the summer of 2019. She and her Colorado born-and-raised husband, Phil, left their Mid-City apartment for a house on the Northshore about ten days before they welcomed their son, Sam, into the world. Though she’s always had a passion for writing, it’s her work as the Director of Marketing for a Louisiana-based electrical firm that pays the bills. She’s a longtime member of the dance troupe The Muff-A-Lottas and when she isn’t covered in glitter and dancing through the streets of New Orleans, she’s usually cooking, trying new restaurants, and listening to true crime podcasts. A consummate Pinterest fanatic, she’s always looking for looking for her next DIY project or recipe to try. She believes good senses of humor and random acts of kindness make the world go ‘round.Nola Native, Julie Couret is Mom of Emma Mae (9) & Helen (7). She co-parents with her ex-husband & is known for candid posts on her life behind the scenes. Julie is an Executive Coach who coaches and speaks nationwide on leadership, conflict resolution, and employee engagement. 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Julie is a regular guest on WWLtv, ESPN New Orleans, and local podcasts. Julie is a Charter Member with the Mystic Krewe of Nyx, Past-President of the GNO Executive Assoc., & has served on several business boards in the city. From taking her kids on solo road trips to being self-employed, Julie loves the hustle! Learn more about Julie here.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.Kelly first moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University, from which she earned a B.S. in Psychology and English and an M.A. in English. She quickly discovered New Orleans was the place where she had always belonged and her high school sweetheart, Jeff, soon followed her here. They have now been married for 12 year and have two beautiful girls, Emma Jane (7) and Hannah (3). Kelly is a lover of all things nerdy and a proud fangirl. Though she loves to stay busy and involved, she recently left her job as a high school English teacher and sponsor to focus on her family and health. She is now teaching composition part time for a local university, working to revive her love of reading and writing, and focusing on being a more present mom.Kristina is originally from Miami, Florida but calls New Orleans home for the last 5 years. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her Podiatric Medical Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Kristina and her husband moved to New Orleans to lay some roots in the Big Easy. She currently is co-owner and practitioner at NOLA Sole Podiatry. She has a lovable and amazing daughter, Victoria Isabel. In her downtime, she loves being out and about with her husband and daughter. They love trying new restaurants and going to festivals. We love exploring different cultures and cultural events here in New Orleans and loves exposing her daughter to them. She also loves going to parks with her family and furbabies. Kristina loves supporting dog rescues and wishes she could rescue all the adoptable dogs in NOLA but will settle for 2 right now.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).Maya lives in New Orleans with her husband, two daughters, and their beloved fur baby. She has 15 years of experience working in early childhood education, including roles in schools, local nonprofits, and state government. Maya currently works as a curriculum developer, where she gets to focus on one of her top interests, which is teaching reading. Her other top interests include her girls (of course), podcasts and audiobooks, anything outdoors in warm weather, and experimenting with new recipes.Monique 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.Nia Avery is a New Orleans based Fine Art Consultant for Heather James Fine Art. "New Orleans is my hometown, so I am thrilled to be back. As a gastronome and fine art consultant, I have found that this city is the perfect fit – and because New Orleans is a city focused on tourism, there are always opportunities to meet people from all over the world. Living here presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the cultural landscape. My favorite place in the city has yet to be discovered. From 1000 Figs, to Original Thought, to the McKenna Museum, there is always something to discover and experience. I am excited to discover many new favorites for years to come." Photo Credit :: Jeff Gonzales | Spanish Moss PhotographyMy name is Nicole Deano. I was born and raised in Chalmette, La. After Katrina, my family moved to New Iberia, La. In 2008, I moved back to New Orleans. At 26, I was diagnosed with stage 2b triple negative breast cancer. At the end of my treatment I reunited with a grade school crush, and 7 months later we found out I was pregnant with our miracle baby! We bought a house in Chalmette and settled back into our roots. We welcomed our beautiful baby girl, Emily, August 27, 2013. We continued to grow as a family as we welcomed our second baby girl, Talia, in April 2016. We decided to tie the knot on November 1, 2017. We had a small ceremony with close family and friends in DISNEY WORLD! Which was a dream come true! I love Disney, I love my family, and I especially love being a MOMMY.Nikki 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.A New Orleans native and entrepreneurial mom, Rachel maintains a daily balance of running her own marketing firm, 30|90 Marketing, managing her kids’ schedules, and maintaining an active extracurricular life including teaching dance, volunteering, and instructing a digital marketing class at UNO. Rachel lives in Mandeville with her best friend and husband Lenny, daughters Addison and Amelia, and step-son Luke. With a growing family (baby number 4 is on the way this summer) and a million balls in the air, Rachel keeps things light by continuously learning, spending time with amazing friends, blogging, finding any route to a concert or outdoor festival, and planning her next get-away with her husband. A sense of humor can get you through almost anything, so she tends to surround herself with fabulous and very-funny people. You can learn more about her here.Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sarah moved to New Orleans in 2009 after graduating from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) and is proud to call New Orleans home. She is a CPA and the Finance Director at a local real estate development company. Sarah lives in the Freret neighborhood with her husband, Matt, and their three kids: Elizabeth, Paul and Isaac. You can often find them roaming the neighborhood streets, taking streetcar rides, or enjoying one of the many local parks. In her non-existent free time, Sarah loves to try the newest local restaurants, cook, read, and dream about traveling.Seleigh is a New Orleans native currently residing in Waggaman with her husband and two daughters. She stayed local and received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans and Master’s from the University of New Orleans. She currently works at a New Orleans charter school as a School Operations Leader. As a life long civil servant she has found her passion dedicating her days to NOLA’s youngest residents! Seleigh spends her weekends running between extra curricular activities for her girls, festival hopping and enjoying dinner at her favorite restaurants
Vianca is a very social Afro Latina, millennial mom, wife and grandma. She hails from a small town in Central Florida and landed in Southeast Louisiana purely by accident. She has lived a whirlwind life and is a very proud woman in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol. She and her husband, Will, currently reside in Ponchatoula with their youngest daughter, Selena (the mini) and their three dogs. Vianca enjoys all the wonderful events Louisiana living has to offer. She and her mini can usually be found at any number of local events, living their best lives. She is very passionate about health and wellness journeys, which led her to starting her own meal prep service, Keto Kween Vee. Her mission in life is to help others.