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.
summer camp

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...
Mother's Day brunch

Mimosas for Mom :: Recipes for your Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Have you thought about how you'll 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 pin...
Earth Day plant

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...