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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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...

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...
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Instant Pot Cinnamon Spice Apple Butter

Somehow it is already October but I feel as though the great debate of fall flavors has been going on since late in the summer. Every year once the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte is...
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Self Care through Fitness at Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center {+ A Free Event!}

**This post has been sponsored by Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center. All opinions are 100% our own!** With motherhood comes a whole slew of emotions, responsibilities, joys and typically the loss of personal time. Taking...
Instant Pot

5 INSTANT-ly Easy Back-to-School Dinners

The temperatures may not feel like fall yet but fall routines are back in FULL swing! The supplies have been bought, the backpacks packed and our cute, little students are walking their way back...

Stay Cool, Dallas Moms :: 6 Summer Popsicle Recipes

It’s hot y’all. It’s summer, in Dallas, and it is HOT. You would think that after a lifetime of living in this city I would be used to the blazing Texas heat but every...
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Summer Camp at Home! :: 12 Themed Weeks

Well, it’s summer folks! I’m not entirely sure how that happened, but here we are in the glorious Texas heat and it’s time to figure out our new summer rhythms and routines (unless you...
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Mimosas for Mom :: Recipes for your Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Have you thought about how you will be celebrating Mother’s Day this year? A family gathering? Or perhaps the perfect Mother’s Day gift is doing absolutely nothing at all! If you have yet to...
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4 Family Friendly Earth Day Events in Dallas!

  A lesson I have always imagined instilling in my children is appreciation for the outdoors - playing, exploring, creating. But I don’t want my lessons on loving nature to stop at recreation, I also...
St. Patrick's Day

4 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Your Little Leprechauns!

Parading down Greenville Avenue and clinking steins filled with unnaturally green beer may not be on the agenda for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day as a parent, but that doesn’t mean that the day doesn’t...