Joanna Martin

Joanna Martin
Joanna is a lifelong Dallas resident with part of her heart in New Orleans.  Besides giving her a husband, NOLA has many similar priorities: Food, Family, and Faith - all important parts of her life as a mother of two spirited sisters, one sweet boy, and one extremely needy dog. She graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with degrees in Child Learning and Development and Psychology, before becoming a public school teacher.  She is now a full-time stay-at-home mom who loves experimenting in the kitchen and exploring the local food (and beer) scene. Joanna is also involved in her church, loves a good workout, and diving into a good book (or reality TV show). She loves to share on Instagram and (very) occasionally on her personal blog Cafe Du Martin.
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Your Hobby Doesn’t Have to Hustle

Eight years ago, when I decided to stay home with my first baby, I was all consumed with the snuggles, sleep schedules, nursing, and developmental milestones. But once my baby turned a year old,...
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Thank You for Being a Friend: Making & Maintaining Friendships

Golden Girls is one of my all-time favorite comfort TV shows when I need something familiar and funny in the background. I remember watching marathons of these witty women in the summers with my...
Dallas Moms Father's Day Gift Guide

15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Father Figure in Your Life

Father’s Day is right around the corner. If you're like me, you might be slacking a bit on shopping for the special guy in your life between swim lessons and summer camps... Father’s Day always...
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A Tour of Eataly in Dallas

Leafing through a new cookbook is one of my favorite ways to pass the time. When the newest edition of Bon Appétit magazine hits my mailbox, I often squeal with delight. And Food Network...
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6 {Mostly} Healthy Summer Popsicle Recipes

It’s hot y’all. It’s summer in Dallas, and it is HOT. You would think with a lifetime of living in this city, I'd be used to the blazing Texas heat, but every July it...
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10 High School & College Graduation Gifts They’ll Actually Use

Spring is in the air and graduation is mere moments away for every senior in college and high school who has been suffering senioritis since the fall. With such exciting changes on the horizon...
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Camp Skylark: Affordable, Convenient & FUN!

This post has been sponsored by Camp Skylark. All opinions are 100% our own! Summertime is coming and the livin’ should be easy and convenient! That is, if you've booked, planned, and scheduled all of...
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WHO RUN THE WORLD? Women-Owned Business List DFW

In the immortal words of Beyoncé, “Who run the world? GIRLS.” Never has the sentiment been truer in our beautiful metroplex than the present day. Women-owned businesses are popping up all over the place,...

Thinking About a Peloton? 5 Reasons Why It’s Worth the Investment

  January means it’s time to pack up my holiday decor—along with some of the more indulgent habits I adopted over the past month. Whether you're already digging into your New Year’s good habits or...

New + Tried-&-True Holiday Books for the Whole Family

As my Christmas tree twinkles in the corner of my living room and I snuggle up under a festive blanket, nestled among holiday throw pillows to write this post, all I can think is:...
Dallas Moms Friendsgiving

The Magic Formula for a Fantastic Friendsgiving

I attended my first Friendsgiving gathering in college while visiting my boyfriend’s (now my husband!) friends and family in New Orleans for Thanksgiving break. We gathered with a bunch of his friends and shared...

Homecoming Mums :: A Texas-Sized Tradition

The sights, smells, and sounds of fall are starting to trickle into our days. Cooler evenings, pumpkin-spiced everything, and the sounds of your local high school football game on a Friday evening wafting through...