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.
covid-19 homeschool

A Quick and Easy COVID-19 Curriculum! {Daily Routine Printable!}

The world is pretty crazy right now isn’t it? Extended spring breaks, canceling of extracurriculars, closing schools. It is all for the greater good and better health of our nation, but it is quite...

Cooking with Kids: Birthday Parties at My French Recipe

This post has been sponsored by My French Recipe to bring you this experience. All opinions are 100% our own! Before I became a mother, I knew that cooking and baking would be something I'd...

Mardi Gras Family Fun!

Did you think the holidays were over? Absolutely not. It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s Mardi Gras season and it’s time to celebrate! Living in Dallas, we don’t get the opportunity...

2020 Reading Goals + Tips [Join Our Dallas Moms Book Club!]

Happy New Year! Let’s set some goals, shall we? I don’t mean weight loss goals or saving more money. I want to talk about something a little more fun, like reading goals for this...

2019 Reading Recap

The year's end is fast approaching and my favorite way to recount the past twelve months is to recap what I was able to read over the past year! I like I set a...

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...