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 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 (@cafedumartin) and (very) occasionally on her personal blog: Cafe Du Martin.

5 Classic Thanksgiving Recipes {+ Bonus Resources!}

Halloween 2019 has come and gone and now it is time to move onward to my absolute favorite holiday of the year...Thanksgiving! Of course all of the fall and winter holidays have something special...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month :: My Best Friend has Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to breastcancer.org, in 2019 an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 62,930...

Grandparents Day :: Loving on Long Distance Grandparents

Mark your calendars, Grandparents Day is on September 8th this year! A holiday that can easily be overlooked as all of the hustle and bustle of the fall season gets underway but a day...

World Breastfeeding Week :: My Breastfeeding Journey

  August 1st-7th is World Breastfeeding Week and I wanted to share the good, the bad, the ugly, and the products I have loved while experiencing breastfeeding three times over. Before I dive into all...

Travel Guide :: Galveston Family Beach Trip!

  Summer is here, kids are out of school, and it’s time to take that perfect family vacation. These sweet summer months can make anyone crave a nice beach and some ocean waves (don’t forget...
summer camp

Create Your Own {Summer Camp} at Home!

The last days of school are now behind us, the weather is warm, the days are long, and the kids are home and filled to the brim with summer fun expectations! Here we go!...

Books, Crafts, Food, & Activities To Celebrate The Springtime

Springtime can be filled with sunny park days, enjoying picnics and swings and warm breezes. This season can also be filled with crazy storms, unexpected cold fronts, and let’s not forget about tornado season...
Budget Friendly DIY Valentines

5 Budget-Friendly DIY Valentines Ideas for Littles

  I have always loved Valentine’s Day - heart-shaped everything, yummy chocolate, and sharing sweet notes with the special people in your life. It’s a happy little holiday to look forward to after the lull...
Realistic Goal Setting

Goal Setting Resources for Realistic Goal Getters!

    Happy New Year! I think that 2018 may have been one of the fastest years I’ve experienced and wouldn’t mind if 2019 felt just a tad bit slower. During the week between Christmas and...

Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America Present :: Phantom of the Opera [Now...

Dallas Moms Blog received free tickets to Phantom of the Opera at the Dallas Summer Musicals in order to provide this review. All opinions are 100% our own. I remember the first time I...
raod trip

Holiday Travel :: Road Tripping with Littles

We travel to New Orleans once or twice a year to visit family which is frequently enough that we feel as though we have learned a thing or two in the road tripping with littles...
indoor activities

Five Fun Fall-Inspired Indoor Activities

How about this crazy Dallas weather we have been having lately? Rain, rain go away please! During the weeks-long rainy days we were having I found myself and my kiddos becoming bored with endless...