HOLIDAY HULLABALOO: 100 Events on Both Shores & Beyond

The holidays are finally here! And since we’re lucky to live in this incredibly festive region, as always, there is a dizzying array of events and activities to get you into the spirit. From New Orleans to the Northshore to the West Bank to the River Parishes, we’ve pulled together as many family-friendly Christmas, Chanukah, […]

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Giving Thanks & Giving Back: Worthy Charities on Both Shores

The holiday season is almost upon us, and most of us will soon be enjoying fun, fellowship, and feasts with our families and friends. This is the perfect time to reflect on all the blessings we often take for granted, and pass on the spirit of gratitude to our children. If we help them to […]

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Fright & Fun: 30 Halloween Events on Both Shores

When the temperature starts dipping below 90, you know it’s autumn in South Louisiana — and autumn means… Halloween! Folks around here can always find a reason to celebrate, but we really step it up for the spooky season. We’ve put together a big ol’ list of 30(+) festivities that range from creepy to cute […]

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Hot & Healthy: Your Guide to Summertime Checkups & Health Care For Kids

It’s probably the last thing on your mind, and it’s certainly not at the top of your child’s summertime wishlist, but now is the ideal time to organize all your pediatric healthcare needs. From catching up on vaccinations to scheduling six-month dental and annual medical checkups to mapping out emergency facilities and specialists, we’ve got […]

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Heat Relief: Fun Ways to Cool Off with the Kids

After an unusually mild spring, summer has finally arrived in Southeast Louisiana — with a vengeance. The kids are bored, but it’s so darn hot outside. What to do? Well, whether your idea of relief from the heat involves water or air conditioning, we’ve got you covered. Here are some super COOL, family-friendly activities and […]

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Beyond Team Sports: Cool Extracurriculars for Kids

While there’s plenty of debate over how much is too much, most people can agree that some sort of extracurricular activity is good for kids. Why? It cuts down on electronics, builds confidence, relieves stress, teaches time management (where homework is concerned), and it expands their horizons by allowing them to explore various interests. There […]

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Fete Formula: Kids’ Party Planning Guide

Parties — they’re all fun and games until you have to plan and execute them yourself, right? Naturally, many aspects of planning a party for kids are quite different from planning one for adults, but the key to success for either one is, of course, organization. In addition to budget and guest list, deciding on […]

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