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My Child is Not the Center of My World

The day my son was born was one of the happiest days of my life. It’s true what they say — when you have kids EVERYTHING changes. My priorities certainly shifted and I felt a kind of love that I never imagined was possible, but my life didn’t dramatically change so much that it began […] The post My Child is Not the Center of My World appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

Moms, You Are Your Own Best Thing {Say Goodbye to Toxic Motherhood}

Moms, You Are Your Own Best Thing {Say Goodbye to Toxic Motherhood} I am tired of motherhood being synonymous with self-sacrifice. Exhibit A: Sigh, I love being a mother, but it does not define me. The idea that it could or that it should is not only ridiculous, it is harmful. Show More Summary

Your Favorite Cajun Chef Isaac Toups Just Landed A Cookbook Deal

Chasing The Gator sells to Little Brown Cajun chef, Top Chef: Season 13 fan favorite and pork chop enthusiast Isaac Toups has just landed a major cookbook deal with Little Brown. Chasing The Gator: Isaac Toups and the New Cajun Cooking...Show More Summary

Walmart Free Grocery Pickup :: What Every NOLA Mom Should Know

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Walmart. That said, we are really excited about sharing more details about Walmart Free Grocery Pickup. We can’t imagine a more “mom-friendly” service!  Walmart Free Grocery Pickup :: What Every...Show More Summary

Brunch Empire Ruby Slipper Heads To Magazine Street

And more top dining intel UPTOWN— Brunch and breakfast empire Ruby Slipper will open a new location in the recently shuttered Brick & Spoon space at 2802 Magazine, Ian McNulty reports. Expect the restaurant’s signature all day brunch menu and a full bar. Show More Summary

The Most Anticipated New Orleans Restaurant Openings, Winter 2016

Over a dozen hot new restaurants While fall in New Orleans has ushered in numerous anticipated restaurants— including major expansions from chefs Ray Gruezke, Isaac Toups, Emeril Lagasse and Susan Spicer with about thirty new spots opening...Show More Summary

You Are Not For Everyone

I don’t know about you, but looking back on my life, there are so many things I’ve done that weren’t considered “right” or “good.” I carry with me a suitcase of shameful thoughts about myself. I’m not good enough. I’m not a good enough mom. I’m not a good enough human being. Sometimes, shame hits […] The post You Are Not For Everyone appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

La Petite Grocery & Herbsaint Make Eater’s 38 Best Restaurants In America

Two Nola restaurants that defined dining in 2016 Since 2014, Eater’s roving critic Bill Addison has traveled America searching for the country’s 38 essential restaurants. This year’s Best Restaurants in America features local stalwarts...Show More Summary

A Super Cute Bakery Lands in Downtown Gretna & Freret Gets a Gelateria

Start the week of at these new dessert spots FRERET— Helen Freund reports that Uptown has a new spot for gelato with the opening of Piccola Gelateria. The cafe serves Italian coffee, 18 seasonal flavors of gelato— lemon mint, pistachio, tiramisu— along with a menu of piadina (flatbreads) and plans for crepes. Show More Summary

5 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

I have loved Christmas as long as I can remember. The magic, the lights, the music, the sweaters and of course, the presents. I know that gifts are a HUGE part of the holiday and children naturally get super excited about it. While I love this part of Christmas, now that my oldest is five, […] The post 5 Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

Today We Cry

Today We Cry. Today my child is not feeling well. It’s one of those things where there’s literally nothing you can do. As the mom, I’m supposed to be the one who has the answers, right? The one who says “take this medicine,” “here’s some ice” or “take deep breaths” and the problem is resolved. […] The post Today We Cry appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

A Guide To New Orleans' Best Holiday Dining Deals

Where to eat, drink, and be merry this year (or something) At this point your digestive system is likely attempting to recover from Thanksgiving, but don't let that stop you from focusing on the task at hand— eating your way through the holidays. Show More Summary

All Day Breakfast Spot Brick & Spoon Shutters on Magazine, Heads to Warehouse District

& more top dining intel GARDEN DISTRICT— Lafayette-based breakfast expansion Brick and Spoon has closed its Magazine Street location after just nine months of business, Todd Price reports, and will reopen in the former Indulge Island Grill at 845 Carondelet before year’s end. Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Capsule Wardrobes

Before I tell you about my experience with a capsule wardrobe, I think it would be “fitting” for me to introduce myself. I am a night owl–NOT a morning person–who has to leave the house by 6:15 AM every morning. That’s right–I have to be ready and OUT THE DOOR at 6:15 AM. Show More Summary

Teaching Gratitude in a Time of Consumerism

Every year as the clock strikes midnight on Halloween, like clockwork (pun intended) my newsfeed begins to fill with posts of gratitude challenges as friends and family from near and far declare to their social media world everything that is a blessing in their lives. Show More Summary

Freret Beet Room Opens Without Beer (Temporarily)

The beer-focused restaurant features Chef Charles Vincent's food menu starting on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Although the Freret Beer Room has hit a bit of a speed bump concerning its alcohol licensing, putting the restaurant's grand opening...Show More Summary

Pho in New Orleans: 15 Tasty Spots

Vietnamese soup spots for the cold days ahead Simply put, pho is a New Orleans staple. Many people outside of the city don't often seem to know, but the Big Easy is home to a vibrant Vietnamese community, which primarily dates back to 1975, when many refugees from Vietnam arrived in Louisiana following the Fall of Saigon. Show More Summary

Creole Hotspot Neyow’s Opens Its Big New Location in Mid City

Charbroiled oysters & smothered pork chops Mid City’s beloved Creole and soul food hotspot Neyow’s is now open in a new location (next door to its original digs) at 3332 Bienville, Ian McNulty reports. Since 2010, owner and chef Tanya...Show More Summary

On Raising Biracial Children

On Raising Biracial Children When my then five year old son asked me when he could have a little sister or brother, it made me really sad  … and not just because I’m not planning on ever adding to our tiny, easy to manage family unit. He asked for his sibling to be white like me. […] The post On Raising Biracial Children appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

Meaty Oak Street Hub Truburger Has New Owners

Plus, a new concept in Tulane Avenue Bar location OAK STREET— Truburger has new owners, with former Magasin managers Amy Doan, Lein Doan and Hung Nguyen purchasing the burger and milkshake fave from Patois owner/chef Aaron Burgau. Some minor design and menu updates including a tofu burger and healthier items could be in the works. Show More Summary

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