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What Homeschooling Looks Like To Us

Homeschooling is not something I ever imagined myself doing, yet here we are. I am still enjoying it most days, and my daughter seems to be thriving. Now, I don’t want to falsely lead you here. Yes, we homeschool, but I don’t teach her. So I guess you could consider it halfway homeschool. There are […]

A Letter to My Toxic Father-in-Law

Father-in-law, I sometimes wonder if you think about us. Your family. Do you realize how your toxicity has affected others? Describing Your Son Do you ever wonder what kind of dad your son turned out to be? Your son is a great dad. He gets up in the middle of the night when our kids […]

I’m Quitting Adulting :: Throwing An Adult Tantrum

Ugh … do I have to get up today and actually do that thing called “WORK?” If you clicked on this blog post, then that means you have to thought about quitting this thing called “adulthood.” This thing called daily life where you are responsible for ALL THINGS including other human beings and you are […]

The Real Reason I Can’t Choose the Restaurant

There’s a recurring conversation in our household. It starts usually with me declaring I need a meal out. A meal where I don’t have to cook it, serve it to anyone, get up a million times to grab refills for kids, or extra this or that and I don’t have to clean anything up after. […]

French Quarter-Based El Libre Is Opening a Spot Uptown

It’ll move into Bud’s Broiler’s home French Quarter-based Cuban darling El Libre will expand Uptown in early 2018, taking over the spot on Calhoun Street near Tulane University that iconic burger hub Bud’s Broiler will vacate this Sunday...Show More Summary

Bud’s Broiler on Calhoun Will Serve Its Final Burger This Sunday

It had a 40-year run at that location After 40 years on Calhoun Street, Bud’s Broiler is shutting down its broilers and emptying out the last vats of hickory sauce at that location, reports the Uptown Messenger. Jason Qadar, who is retiring after owning that restaurant for two decades, will make Sunday the final day for the iconic burger spot. Show More Summary

French Market District Rings in the Holidays with Multi-Weekend St. Nick Celebration

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by French Market District. French Market District Rings in the Holidays with Multi-Weekend St. Nick Celebration With three centuries of history and six blocks of shopping there is ALWAYS something happening at the French Market. This year the French Market District has expanded the fun and added a multi-weekend St. Nick […]

Here’s Where to Find Last Minute Thanksgiving Reservations

Time is running out to make plans There is a time to leave the cooking to the experts, to give the fire department a break from saving the house from fried turkey grease fire, and to actually relax on Thanksgiving. Maybe you’re a little...Show More Summary

Vega Tapas Space Slated to Become Mexican Restaurant From Brasa Churrasqueria Owners

Opening in March Old Metairie will get a “new modern Mexican restaurant” from Edgar Caro and Antonio Mata, the folks behind the recently opened South American steakhouse Brasa Churrasqueria (also in Old Metairie, just down the block) and Basin Seafood and Spirits. Show More Summary

These Are New Orleans’ Essential Corner Stores (With Great Food)

Documentarian Julia Elizabeth Evans shares her favorite corner spots to grab a great lunch Walk into any longstanding New Orleans neighborhood and chances are, it’s only a matter a minutes before you’ll come across a corner store, or...Show More Summary

A New Tavern From Cavan and Meauxbar Owners Is Coming to the French Quarter

Longway Tavern will go into the building that recently housed Little Vic’s Longway Tavern, the newest restaurant from LeBlanc+ Smith, is slated to open at 719 Toulouse Street in early 2018, according to a press release. LeBlanc + Smith is also the restaurant group behind Meauxbar, Sylvain, Barrel Proof, and Cavan. Show More Summary

It’s the End of the Road for Taylor Made Wings Food Truck

And more food news to know today THE SHUTTER — Food truck Taylor Made Wings on the Geaux will shut down because of mechanical difficulties that are beyond repair. A catering operation may be in the works, and there is talk of a restaurant one day. Show More Summary

Camellia Grill Spin-Off Opens in Metairie

The Grille is located by Trader Joe’s The Grille, a Metairie spin-off of the iconic Camellia Grill in the Riverbend area of New Orleans, has flung open its doors with throwback 1950s favorites like pecan pie, chili cheese omelets, and...Show More Summary

I Brought Store-Bought Dip to a Potluck and I’m Not Sorry

Pressing my Potluck I brought store-bought spinach dip to my company Thanksgiving potluck. I’m not sorry about it. I know what you’re thinking: “So what? People bring store-bought items to potlucks regularly. This isn’t a big deal.” Yes, that’s true. But I committed to bringing creamed spinach. It’s a good recipe – the best kind, […]

Nathan Myhrvold Brings Modernist Cuisine to the French Quarter

The famed food photographer just opened a gallery on Royal Street Nathan Myhrvold, former theoretical scientist colleague of Stephen Hawking and ex-CTO of Microsoft, has just learned about serving potato salad on top of gumbo. Even with...Show More Summary

This Mom Loves Snapchat!

Confession: I’m a 35 year old mother of 3 who loves SnapChat. I was a late joiner to Snapchat and was introduced to it by my teenage niece. She would always be on her phone sending Snaps and showing me pictures with cute and fun filters. I, at first, felt that I was too old […]

Heading Back to the NICU {Showing Appreciation for the Nurses}

When you leave the NICU after 145 days, you can’t just forget about the people who cared for your child all of those days and nights in your absence. A mother never wants to be absent, but in my case, I was very sick and was unable to visit my baby when I wanted to. […]

Serena Williams Held Her Rehearsal Dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s Meril Restaurant

Plus, Paris has a nudist restaurant and more food news to know today POP CULTURE — Mega-watt tennis star Serena Williams and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian held their rehearsal dinner at Emeril Lagasse’s Meril on Wednesday night. Lagasse himself was on hand and a beignet truck delivered the fried dough fritters to the guests earlier in the night. Show More Summary

Pregnancy after Having a Micro-Preemie

I am currently 34 weeks pregnant with our 5th child. Our oldest child is 6 and our youngest is 1. Needless to say, we have been busy the last 7 years. Blessed, but busy! My first three pregnancies were perfect, no complications and were delivered to term. My fourth pregnancy rocked our world. The pregnancy […]

They Always Say the Second Child is More Difficult Than the First …

I delivered my second son Cooper on August 18, 2016. My estimated due date was September 12, 2016, almost a month later. I had spent the last few months on bedrest with twice weekly checkups due to gestational diabetes and pre-eclampsia. Delivering early due to these issues was nothing new to me, having been induced […]

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