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A Travel System That Makes Life Easier :: Sign This Mom Up Today!

Disclosure :: Thanks to the generosity of our partners at Britax, 4 different Louisiana moms had the chance to try out the new B-Mobile Stroller and all of us agreed that this stroller is one we can enthusiastically endorse. Any Amazon links included in this post are affiliate links. All opinions expressed below are my own.  A Travel System That Makes Life Easier :: […]

Momo Ramen and Poke Throws Open Its Doors Tomorrow

Take a look at the opening menu The Riverbend’s Momo restaurant will bring together ramen and poke, two of the nations trendiest foods, when it throws open its doors this Tuesday, March 20 at 11 a.m. in the Carrollton Avenue corner spot...Show More Summary

Don’t Succumb to Motherhood

I’m two screams away from losing my mind. Is this what motherhood really consists of? It can’t be or maybe I’m in denial or maybe I’m being unrealistic or maybe I’m not handling motherhood correctly? Is there even a correct way to be a mom? Motherhood killed my fantasy of thinking my future family would […]

Leah Chase Owes Saints Quarterback Drew Brees a Creole Dinner

Plus, his contract makes her want a drink Quarterback Drew Brees just signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Saints, and Leah Chase, the 95-year old Queen of Creole Cuisine and proprietor of emblematic Dooky Chase restaurant, is so thrilled that she’s ready for a drink, according to WWL-TV. “I’m so proud of them,” she told WWL-TV. Show More Summary

Hippie Kitchen Swings Open With Avocado Toast and $2.49 Hot Lemon Water

Is hot lemon water the new bone broth? Hippie Kitchen, now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, is bringing avocado toast, turmeric tonics, and hot lemon water to Old Jefferson. The menu, which is supposed to be healthy, ranges from burrito bowls and “peace wraps” (which are wraps) to pasta and pan-seared puppy drum with saffron beurre blanc. Show More Summary

Think It Can’t Happen to You … Think Again!

Think it can’t happen to you … Think again! A child has already died this year in a hot car It’s still winter and already a child has died in a hot car. On February 28th, a 1-year-old Miami, FL boy was unknowingly left in his mother’s vehicle while she was at work. This is […]

I Will See You In My Dreams

My girls are generally good sleepers. My first has been an amazing sleeper since birth, and well once we got through that first brutal year with the second, it has been mostly easy peasy. However, every so often they will wage war against bedtime. And what kid has not had that very battle in your […]

Could You Spend a Year in the Library?

Have you ever had an idea or a dream, something you wanted to do, but the practicality, timing, cost, or social-acceptability presented enough seeming obstacles that you hung back? Have you ever asked, can you really do “the thing?” A Year in the Library I wanted to spend a year in the library. What the […]

Drumming Up Success :: How Music Helps Kids Learn and Heal

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Drumming Up Success :: How Music Helps Kids Learn and Heal Music offers many benefits to help children prepare for future success. Involvement in music may improve a child’s cognitive development as well as physical coordination. Other important benefits include: Learning creative thinking Learning to express […]

Homeschool Curriculum :: How We Chose The Best One For Us

When we first decided that we should homeschool our oldest daughter Lexi, I remember being completely overwhelmed. Once you make the decision to homeschool, the first thing you need to do is select a curriculum to follow. And let me tell you, there are so, so many options out there! There are full curriculums, partial […]

Five Things to Look for During Your Next School Visit

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Kehoe-France School.  Five Things To Look for During Your Next School Visit It’s that time of year. The time of year where everywhere you look, there is some sort of school event or open house coming up. With so many options, it can be tough to figure out […]

Kenton’s Will Shutter After This Weekend

And it needs help emptying the shelves of bourbon It’s the final weekend for Uptown bourbon and oyster beauty, Kenton’s — and it’s winding down with a party. Since announcing that the restaurant will close to make way for Alon Shaya’s...Show More Summary

Big Lessons From Little People

Growing up, one of my favorite movies was “Big” with Tom Hanks. It’s a cult classic, in my opinion, that can never be seen too many times. How many of you out there went into FAO Schwartz and played on the giant piano … as an adult? Raises my own hand. Throughout the movie, a […]

Atlanta-Based Chain Superica Isn’t Opening on Magazine Street After All

Plus more food news to know today NEWS — Superica, the Atlanta-based, Tex-Mex joint from Ford Fry, has withdrawn its proposal to take over the Smashburger space on Magazine Street after wrestling with neighbors over square footage and seat count. Show More Summary

Different Schools, Identical Sisters :: When One Twin Gets Into a School and Another Doesn’t

Here in New Orleans, there seems to be a collective dread about school choice options and their associated admissions processes. Ask anyone with kids about to enter preschool or lower elementary school and you will be met with a groan. The research people do prior to applying rivals that of Masters degree candidates. There’s no […]

Here are New Orleans' Essential Irish Pubs

Go here on St. Patrick's Day and beyond New Orleans is home to a lot of great drinking spots, but Irish pubs are the places to to connect with the regulars over a glass of whiskey or a pint of beer. Often, these are also solid neighborhood...Show More Summary

Here’s Everything to Know About Nina Compton’s Bywater American Bistro

It’s the lauded chef’s second restaurant Nina Compton’s Bywater American Bistro, one of the most anticipated restaurants in the country, springs open on March 15 in a former rice mill in the Bywater neighborhood. Here’s everything to know about the new restaurant.

Why Can’t I Enjoy This More?

I feel like as a mom I go through phases. Sometimes I am confident and happy and I know I am giving my best self to my children. I make an effort to truly enjoy each precious moment together. Then there are times where it can feel as though motherhood just might swallow me whole. […]

Nina Compton’s Bywater American Bistro Debuts Tonight

It’s the second restaurant for the lauded chef Just a day after the James Beard Foundation named Nina Compton a finalist for the Best Chef: South award, Compton is racing toward tonight’s opening of her highly anticipated second restaurant, Bywater American Bistro. She’s opening the restaurant with her husband, Larry Miller, and Levi Raines. Show More Summary

Here Are New Orleans’ James Beard Award Finalists For 2018

The finalists were announced this morning Today the James Beard Foundation announced its awards finalists (basically considered the Oscars of the restaurant industry), and New Orleans is well-represented again this year. The awards will...Show More Summary

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