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Reflections on Becoming a Mom {One Year Later}

Reflections. I’m almost to the one year mark. No, I’m not talking about my baby’s first birthday. It’s the one year mark of going back to work post-baby. I wrote this piece a few weeks before I returned to work (close to a year ago) and it still rings true… Reflections on Becoming a Mom Two […]

The 15 Essential New Orleans Breakfasts Spots

After all, it’s the most important meal of the day New Orleanians love nothing more than lingering at breakfast, enjoying conversation and sometimes cocktails during the most important meal of the day. For that reason, there are a lot...Show More Summary

Sad News — Mat & Naddie’s Has Turned Out the Lights

The longtime Riverbend restaurant closed permanently Tuesday Mat & Nadie’s served its final meal on Tuesday night before turning out the lights on the longtime restaurant located where Freret meets the river, reports Ian McNulty. Chef...Show More Summary

Chefs Share Gulf Coast Dining Faves

And more top dining intel Headed to the beach over Memorial Day weekend? Six chefs share Gulf Coast dining faves. [NOLA.COM] Treme Coffee Shop (1501 St. Phillip Street) got hit three times over a two day period by the same suspected burglar, police said. Show More Summary

Five Things I Would Tell the “New Mom” Me

At 25, I became the mother to a beautiful, healthy, perfect baby girl. Feeling the warmth radiate from her body, inhaling that intoxicating new baby smell, coming to grips with the knowledge that somehow I had created this perfect, pure being –  the range of emotions I felt were from incandescently happy to pure panic. […]

Mizado Latin Kitchen Just Decided Not to Close After All

Your love saved it Christmas just came early for all the folks upset about the closing of taco, ceviche, and margarita hub Mizado Latin Kitchen — it won’t close after all. After an overwhelming response to the news that the popular spot...Show More Summary

Royal Brewery Cuts the Ribbon with Insane Music Line-Up in Da East

Louisiana’s newest craft brewery is opening today The 33rd licensed brewery in Louisiana, Royal Brewery, opens today in New Orleans East with a magnificently musical grand opening schedule running through Memorial Day weekend. The craft...Show More Summary

Daily Meditation :: How I Find Peace at the End of a Long Day

Someone asked me a few months ago if I practiced regular meditation. Initially I said “no,” but after some research into its meaning, I realized I do meditate. Though it may not be in a dark room surrounded by other folks simultaneously chanting “ohm,” it’s considered meditation. You see, over the past few years, my […]

Critic Brett Anderson Annoints Central City BBQ Winner of the NOLA Barbecue Scene

Critics’ reviews are all about meat this week Brett Anderson crowns Central City BBQ the best barbecue restaurant New Orleans has ever seen, which is a big deal since the cinder block barbecue joint let its pit master go in late March (only three months after opening). Show More Summary

Queenie’s, a New Daiquiri and Pie Shop, Sweetens St. Claude Avenue

The grand opening party is on May 25 New daiquiri and pie shop Queenie’s on St. Claude is spreading joy with its opening on St. Claude Avenue with “daiquiris, mini-pies and stick-to-you-ribs food,” reports Todd Price. Amanda Bybee and...Show More Summary

Deadly Virus Threatens Louisiana Crawfish Industry

And more top dining intel The Southwest Louisiana crawfish industry is facing a deadly virus called white spot syndrome virus, a crippling disease that was first discovered in Thailand. [FOX8] Twenty-three year old man Ruiyang Zou disappeared after leaving Fahy's Irish Pub in the French Quarter on Saturday around 4:30 pm. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Foster a Growth Mindset for Your Child

Until my son entered kindergarten, I hadn’t heard a lot about a growth mindset versus a fixed mindset. Once they started really talking about this in his class, he gained interest in the topic. And I quickly realized the push back we’d been receiving from him was exactly what we wanted to work against – […]

Everything You Need to Know About NOWFE 2017

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience starts Thursday The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE) kicks off this Thursday and runs through Sunday, May 25-28, with a wide range of wine and food events including wine pairing dinners,...Show More Summary

Banana Blossom Moves to a New Home in Downtown Gretna

The new location of the Thai hot spot will open in October Gretna Thai gem Banana Blossom (2112 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna) is moving to a new location in an old corner store, just two miles away from its current home in October, reports Ian McNulty. Show More Summary

Where to Eat at Louis Armstrong International Airport

The best options in and around MSY The Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) may end up being your first or last taste of New Orleans. There’s no sense in not doing it up right. While the airport isn’t quite the dining destination...Show More Summary

Encouraging Learning During the Summer: In and Out-of-the-Box Ideas

As much as we’d like to focus on academics, kids need downtime, especially in the summer. I’m not saying that they need to be complete couch potatoes, of course, but the summer is the perfect time to incorporate out-of-the-box learning ideas. Frame new activities as fun new experiences, even if it’s just a walk around […]

Kick Off Summer at The Shops at Canal Place

This post is sponsored by The Shops at Canal Place. Kick off the Summer at The Shops at Canal Place  Calling all New Orleans area families ready to kick off the summer in style! All are invited to join in the fun at The Shops at Canal Place for a FREE Food Hop + Shop, featuring […]

Sodapalooza is Back at RaceTrac!

Disclosure:: This is a sponsored post by RaceTrac, but all views and opinions are our own.  Dog Days of Summer Are Just Around the Corner :: Stay Hydrated with Sodapalooza at RaceTrac After essentially missing winter this year, I feel those hot days of summer quickly approaching. The school year is coming to a close, […]

We’re NINE New Orleans Moms Stronger :: Meet Our New Contributors

We are thrilled to introduce our community to nine new members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a dynamic, warm and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know them both online and in person at any of our upcoming events. We are humbled and […]

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