New Orleans Mom was started in 2012 by two native New Orleans mothers who saw a need for online advice, stories, directories, reviews, and content that can help busy moms navigate life in the Big Easy.
In the decade since its founding, it’s the team of executives that have brought New Orleans Mom to life and made it the vibrant, comprehensive community resource that it’s become. Our New Orleans Mom executive team helps New Orleans Mom be able to provide a number of resources for our community, from informative content to inspiring events.
Alyson lives in Metairie with her husband, Patrick, their two 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.Community Engagement :: Neighborhood GroupsAngelina was born and raised in New Orleans and returned home after graduating from LSU (once she realized she was broke and in need of a real job). She furthered her education with a MBA, paid down debt and planted roots here with her husband, Josh. They have two boys, Jude and Elijah. Angelina is a work from home mom who owns Papillon Digital Media and chronicles her day to day happenings on her Instagram, Blessed Haute Mess She's a foodie, wino and co-host of Talk Forty to Me Podcast who enjoys morning workouts and fueling her makeup addiction with trips to Sephora. Weekdays are mostly organized chaos, balancing work, being her kids' chauffeur and cleaning legos out of her purse. Weekends are filled with friends, all the sports and attempts to make it through Sunday Mass with kids.Media Relations ManagerDana lives in Belle Chasse with her husband Ryan, daughter Mila, and son Rex. She is a local Mortgage Loan Originator and has a passion for helping people achieve their home ownership goals. She spends her free time with family & friends, doing DIY projects, and or being outdoors. Dana loves all things NOLA - from the culture, to the music, to the parades and enjoys them as much as possible.Assistant EditorEmily is a native of New Orleans, where she attended Mount Carmel academy. She is the mother of two children who both attend St. Catherine of Siena School in Metairie, and serves as the healthy kids committee chair for SCS. Emily is the owner and lead PT at Pivotal PT and Wellness, a PT clinic serving patients on the South and Northshore. Emily is a former collegiate runner, turned crossfitter who has a passion for helping people optimize performance. She is highly trained in orthopedics and pelvic floor physical therapy and has first hand experience modifying HIIT exercise for the pregnant and postpartum athlete to ensure they are able to continue their desired activity injury free. While not working, emily enjoys the outdoors, reading, writing, and time with her husband and two kids.Community Engagement :: Local Guides & ResourcesKaren is a former NICU nurse turned work-from-home mom. Karen found “blogging” when she was transplanted to New Orleans for her husband’s fellowship. In an effort to find community and connection she reached out to the women of the New Orleans Moms Blog. Her role has morphed several times from contributor to Events & Sales Coordinator and now Sales Manager. She recently moved back to South Florida but strives to carry the spirit, spunk and fun of New Orleans with her. Currently her days are spent running from the grocery store to pre-school pick up while simultaneously fielding sales calls and scheduling sponsored posts and social media. Her favorite past times include drinking wine, “trying” to love working out, and explaining the difference between mommy blogging and FULL FLEDGED PARENTING WEBSITES.Director of SalesMary 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.Social Media Manager