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Sending Out A Recipe SOS {A Tale of Redundancy}

I am going through that phase all moms go through. The “we eat the same thing all the time” phase. I have one child who will eat anything and one who would choose to live on pasta and broccoli forever. (I bet you’ve all been through a similar phase if you have little ones!) My […]

RaceTrac :: Mom’s Hero for Road Tripping

Disclosure ::: This is a post sponsored by RaceTrac. However, all thoughts and opinions are genuinely our own. RaceTrac :: Mom’s Hero for Road Tripping Road Tripping Summer break means piling the family into the car and heading to the beach. Whether for the weekend or a real holiday, surviving a road trip with four kids needs two […]

Last Call for Dreamy Weenies Hot Dogs

The hot dog restaurant will serve its last dog on Saturday, July 29 Dreamy Weenies, the creative, little hot dog shop on Rampart Street that managed to delight both carnivores and vegans, announced it would serve its last hot dog on Saturday, July 29. Show More Summary

Just Show Up :: How To Be The Friend They Need

Inspiration This post was inspired by section of the book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy, by: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer. In it, Sheryl talks about personal tragedy and how people react to a friend or acquaintance that has a major (or even minor) life occurrence. Everyone feels bad and no one knows how […]

The French Quarter Dining Guide

Muffulettas, lobster gnocchi, and Cubanos await The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and home to more restaurants and bars per square block than any other area of New Orleans. This list represents a sampling of...Show More Summary

Dear Toy Manufacturers :: Knock It Off With The Tiny Pieces!

Dear Toy Manufacturers, I have a 4 year old son. He has gone through several toy phases throughout his short lifetime. When he was one, he was into anything that rolled, especially balls and emergency vehicles. When he was two, he was all about Thomas the Train and construction vehicles. At three, race cars consumed his […]

Thai Rolled Ice Cream Just Arrived in New Orleans

Freezy Street sells sno-balls too The Thai rolled ice cream trend hit New Orleans this past Saturday with the opening of Freezy Street on St. Claude Avenue. The owners, Adam Enterkin and Fran LaMagna, “first tasted it in New York. They...Show More Summary

The Country Club Hits the Big 4-0

Plus, Chef Isaac Toups made dentures; and more top dining intel The Country Club, one-time destination for naked swimming, hits the big 4-0. On Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., the Country Club is inviting the public in for complimentary cake and sparkling wine. Show More Summary

My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety & Depression :: The Chaos Within {Part 2 of 5}

Author’s note: This is a part of a series written at different stages of my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you feel like something is not right, please reach out. You do not have to suffer. You can read part one of my journey here.  I am writing this with the benefit of […]

8 Essential New Orleans Rooftops for Outdoor Dining and Drinking

How and where to soak in the best views in the city Sometimes it’s important - nay, necessary - to elevate oneself, literally, from the heat and smells of a New Orleans summer day. And with all the new hotels popping up, the number of...Show More Summary

Take a Sneak Peek at New Orleans’ First Cidery

Broad Street Cider & Ale opens on Saturday Jonathan Moore and Diana Powell, owners of the soon-to-open Broad Street Cider & Ale, spent over a year looking for the perfect space for their cider-making and pub operation. They ended upShow More Summary

These are New Orleans’ Essential Bars

Cocktail bars, beer bars, and beyond Choosing a handful of notable bars in the country’s wettest city is no easy feat. New Orleans has one of the highest bars per capital in the United States. And with a range of venues spanning from posh to dissolute, the field is wide open. Show More Summary

Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center New Orleans. Summer is the perfect time to hit the road, whether for a quick visit to see friends and family, a weekend getaway or a leisurely trip across the country to your favorite vacation spot. Wherever your destination, it’s important to keep safety in […]

How to Get Easy Beach Waves with a Flat Iron {Video Tutorial}

Let me start by saying I have friends much more skilled in hair than myself. I’ve kept my hair shoulder length or above for most of my life, so there is only so much you can do with shorter hair. I had it longer in high school, but my mom always fixed it for gymnastics, […]

Why Your Summer Needs an Ice Cream Maker {links to recipes}

Finish this sentence: The best gift I ever received was… For me, it was an ice cream maker last Christmas (here’s looking at you, sis!). Since we don’t experience winter in Louisiana (seriously, those two weeks don’t count), I was able to test it out right away. To say I fell in love instantly is an […]

The Big Cheezy Will Close Broad Street Location in Late June

Owner ‘had to man up and break up with her’ Over-the-top grilled cheese hub, The Big Cheezy, will close its original location in Mid City near Broad Street and Tulane Avenue on July 24 because it had outgrown the small space, according...Show More Summary

Get Excited, Old Metairie: Oak Oven is Coming in 2018

The second Oak Oven will open in the spot that was once Garden Gates Nursery Oak Oven, the Harahan-based Italian restaurant that serves some of the best pizza and fresh pasta in greater New Orleans, is expanding to the former home of...Show More Summary

Rainbow Salads and Cold-Pressed Juice Will Debut at a New Cafe Near Audubon Park This Fall

Max Well, New Orleans will open in the spot that was previously Fresh Bar Max Well, New Orleans, a new salad and cold-pressed juice cafe from Maxwell Eaton, will be taking over the spot that was formerly the home of Fresh Bar at 6101...Show More Summary

Don’t Be a Flake :: Excuses All Moms CAN Use But Shouldn’t

Flakiness Isn’t Okay I read an article once from a mom who was excusing herself and all of her friends for flaking on each other. As much as I wanted to relate, I simply couldn’t. If we make a concrete plan to hang out, I expect you to show. Being a mom is hard. Scheduling […]

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