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.
Amanda, a native New Orleanian, spent 8 years in Baton Rouge pursuing her undergraduate and graduate education. She married her college sweetheart and his career brought them home to New Orleans. Soon thereafter, they discovered they were expecting their first child and before he turned one, they learned another surprise blessing was on the way. Amanda worked full time as an attorney but scaled her practice back when they relocated to the Northshore. They recently welcomed their 3rd child and son. They love the laid back pace of the Northshore. When Amanda is not working you can find her at Franco’s or chasing after her three boys. When she gets a moment to herself she enjoys nights out with girlfriends, a good book, and cooking. All of which are enhanced with a glass of wine in hand.Event ManagerNew Orleans Mom isn’t just online content. Our team also puts together several events each year that bring parents together and help strengthen our sense of community.Angelina 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 ManagerOur writers, editors, and contributors are experts in all things “Mom” in New Orleans. Sometimes our work captures the interest of other local media, giving us an opportunity to share our information and perspective with TV, newspapers and other outlets around town. Our media relations specialist makes sure that we are able to get the word out on the good work we are doing here.Jaime, originally from Florida, has called Louisiana her home for over 20 years. She lives on the Northshore with her husband, Patrick, and son, Dillon, where she also teaches high school English. After recently finishing graduate school, Jaime can say she mastered the art of balancing work/school and family. Though she spends most of her time chasing her toddler son and working on lesson plans, Jaime enjoys cooking Rachael Ray meals, teaching herself how to crochet, reading her latest book store buy, and watching way too much Netflix. Likely to have a coffee in hand and start a sentence with “I was listening to this podcast…” Jaime loves to work on her writing on her personal blog, Whole Latte Nothing.Assistant EditorThe assistant editor doesn’t just make sure all the i’s and t’s are crossed. They are also in charge of coming up with ideas, making sure writers are on schedule, and that the flow of informative, insightful content keeps coming.Karen 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 SalesOur Director of Sales helps match our community of Moms with just the right businesses and services in the New Orleans area, providing the funding needed so that we can keep producing updated and timely coverage, guides, events and more.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.Social Media AssistantBetween all of the exciting things happening in and around New Orleans, and all the great content being posted on New Orleans Mom, our social media assistant has no shortage of posts for our slate of social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.