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Mommy Block: Being Productive Despite Distractions

How to Get Past Diversions and Get Started Writer’s Block is SO real. Sometimes, to get through it, you just have to sit down and start writing, hoping something will pour out of the pen onto the page. And most times, if you just BEGIN, you end up being productive. Mommy Block is also SO […]

Progress Not Perfection … 5 Years Sober

I read a blog post not too long ago about not believing in a God or a higher power. It made me smirk a little, the audacity of that; not believing in anything at all – just going through life thinking that we are all here and there are no miracles or any power out […]

2017 New Orleans Mom of the Year :: Nominate YOUR Favorite New Orleans Mom

2017 New Orleans Mom of the Year Whether she is a stay at home mom, work from home mom or working mom, her “job” involves so much more than the title implies. She’s the family nurse and the keeper of the calendar. She’s the meal planner and the chef. She’s the chauffeur, the referee, the laundromat, the travel agent. […]

Why I Would Rather Staycation in NOLA Than Go to Disney World

Alright, I’ll admit it … a friend of mine rented a giant van and took her entire crew to Disney World for 9 days and I was completely jealous. It’s not that I can’t afford to go or wouldn’t like to. Call me a realist, but I know that taking my two kids under the […]

Casamento’s Tops List of Seafood Dives — But it Isn't a Dive

And more top dining intel Coastal Living magazine has listed the “20 All-Time Best Seafood Dives” in the U.S. Casamento’s is listed as number eight on the list. Perhaps the bigger news is that Casamento’s is a dive (really?). “Seafood...Show More Summary

Saint Cecilia Throws Open Its Doors Across From French Market

The new restaurant and bar is from the team behind St. Lawrence Saint Cecilia (91 French Market Place, New Orleans), the newest offering from the owners of Saint Lawrence, quietly opened across the street from the French Market. IanShow More Summary

Busting into the Perfect Bra :: A Sponsored Post by Bra Genie

Disclosure:: This post was sponsored by the wonderful ladies at Bra Genie in Mandeville. That said, the views and opinions written below are our own.  My Ever-changing Body  I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent the better part of the last 8 years yo-yoing between being pregnant, nursing and dieting. My body has changed in ways […]

We’re Not Here For Jazz Fest

Every year 400,000+ people converge on the fields of the fair grounds to attend Jazz Fest. It’s two glorious weekends of your regular New Orleans life celebration ceremonies: happy people, drinks, hopefully sun, and music. Oh, the music! My marriage anniversary falls on April 18. This conveniently enables the hubs and I to “Have to […]

15 Must-Try Sno-Ball Stands in New Orleans

With the winter already feeling like something from a distant past, it's time to turn our hearts and minds to the only snowballs that ever really mattered. Eater is here to map the way to your next New Orleans "sno-ball." For the uninitiated,...Show More Summary

Critic Tom Fitzmorris Doesn’t Like His Food “Too Fresh”

Coquette, Toups South, and Cafe Henri Reviewed Tom Fitzmorris heads out to Coquette, where he finds the culinary chemistry between Chef Kristen Essig and Chef Michael Stoltzfus “fascinating.” He applauds the constantly changing menu and advises diners to fully embrace the blind tasting menus. Show More Summary

Portside Lounge Storms Into Central City

Ooh Pooh Pah Doo bar shutters in Treme; and more top dining intel Portside Lounge (3000 Dryades St., New Orleans), the Caribbean drink and tiki bar, opened its doors in Central City at the beginning of the month, reports Todd Price of NOLA.com. Show More Summary

This Old Home {Part 1 of A Few}

I have always had a fondness for an old classic style home. My first purchase 10 years ago was a unit in Baton Rouge’s oldest apartment complexes and post-war 1940s one bedroom, cozy place with charm and character. My second purchase was with my husband – a 1940s post-war free-standing home. We eventually sold our starter […]

Krewe of Chewbacchus and its Shoe Box Parade Land at Dat Dog

Shoeboxus parades on May 4 It’s now been a while since Mardi Gras parades winded down and maybe, just maybe, it’s time for a little parading again. A very little parading. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus returns with its Shoeboxus parade on May 4 at Dat Dog’s Frenchman Street location. Show More Summary

d.b.a. Plans to Make Fans of La La Land Very Happy

Seb’s sweeps into d.b.a. for just one night “La La Land” has won many awards, but the PR team deserves at least a round of applause for keeping the promotional festivities going, and Frenchman Street spot d.b.a. is part of it. (Extra credit for making the event coincide with the first week of Jazz Fest). Show More Summary

Tasc Performance is Hosting Another Northshore Warehouse Sale

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by tasc Performance. Tasc Performance is Hosting Another Northshore Warehouse Sale tasc Performance is hosting another Northshore warehouse sale! The sale will be three days only and will include past season products and samples at 50% – 80% off! tasc Performance is a performance lifestyle clothing company based out of […]

New Orleans' Essential Coffee Shops

New Orleans has seen exponential growth in the last three years when it comes to coffee. While shops focused on quality, third wave (ie. tree-to-cup) programs have become ragingly popular here, there are still many coffee shops thatShow More Summary

What Should You Nickname Your Kids?

“Hey, Turkey Leg! Eat your dinner! Goose, quit throwing yours on the floor!” By “Turkey Leg,” I obviously mean my four-year-old son, Benjamin. “Goose” is, of course, my one-year-old daughter, Margot. Ah, nicknames. Sometimes they are the most random thing that pops out of your mouth. Other times, they are classic and simple. I am sure that […]

Popeyes Biscuits Steal Headlines at Coachella Party

Texas rapper Post Malone knows who to call for catering Texas rapper Post Malone, of White Iverson fame, called Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen when he wanted to throw a Coachella party this past Sunday, reports TMZ.com. The rapper ordered 10,000 biscuits and had them delivered to the festival. Show More Summary

The Yellow Beauty :: My Relationship with my Pump

We meet again. It’s been a little over 5 years since I’ve seen you. Your noise is unforgettable and your bright yellow color is as vibrant as before. What am I referring to? It’s my Medela pump. I pumped for 6 months with my middle son and I won’t lie, it wasn’t my favorite thing […]

The Daily Beet Has Opened

Say hello to cold-pressed juices and avocado toast in the CBD. The Daily Beet, the eagerly anticipated expansion from JuiceNOLA is now open in the Central Business District, reports NOLA.com. Owner Dylan Maisel opened JuiceNOLA at St. Show More Summary

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