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.

The Dallas Guide to King Cake for Mardi Gras

Parades, beads, crawfish, and day-drinking might not be a part of Dallas life but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Mardi Gras with your family at home. I would dare to say that aside...

What is Your Word of the Year?

I jumped on the “word of the year” bandwagon back in 2014. I was about to have my first baby. I had no clue what was about to rock my world and I didn’t want...

Hey Mama, You Need a Therapist

Can I share one of my strongest opinions with you? I think everyone deserves to see a therapist.  I think everyone needs a therapist. I especially think moms, parents, and caretakers of all kinds...

3 Beer COCKTAILS for National Beer Lovers Day!

Happy National Beer lovers day! My husband and I have a long-standing love for a delicious craft beer. In our past life pre-kids, we would often check out the local breweries with friends or...

Summer 2020 Send-Off Bucket List {FREE PRINTABLE}

Summer 2020, quite possibly the craziest summer some of us have ever experienced is coming to a close. I think it’s safe to say that the world is bubbling with anticipation for a change...

5 Recipes for Easy Ice Cream Entertainment

We are in the thick of summer y’all.  Hot days where the sunlight seems to last an eternity and activities to occupy our kids seem to last all of five minutes. These long, hot...

EEK! My Kid Has HEAD LICE! {free printable checklist!}

I am going to make the intro to this post short and sweet because odds are if you are searching for information about head lice it is because you are trying to eradicate the...
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4 Margarita Recipes to make at HOME this Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is upon us! With everything going on in the world right now I think finding any and all opportunities to celebrate during our time at home is necessary to break up...
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Stay-at-Home Snack Plate Lunches {For moms & kids alike!}

We are all looking for inspiration to make these long days at home fresh and new. New learning ideas, new activities inside and outside, new ways to move our bodies during a time that...
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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...