NOLA, Northshore & Nearby Family Staycation Destinations

If the pandemic, your work schedule, or financial constraints are preventing you from planning some fabulous spring break or summer getaway with the kids this year, don’t fret! We’re so lucky to live in Southeast Louisiana, a region that’s loaded with super cool staycation opportunities — including some old favorites, and maybe some you’ve never […]

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MARDI GRAS 2021: Camps, Events & Activities

Yes, it’s a huge bummer that we’re not going to have parades this year, but you can’t cancel Mardi Gras! The spirit and creativity of the people of South Louisiana are strong and vivid, so the party will go on — just in a bit of a different fashion.  We’ve pulled together a bunch of […]

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CHILLING OUT: This Winter’s Best Virtual Events & Activities

Whether it’s too darn cold out to leave the house, you don’t feel like hassling with in-person interactions, or you’re exercising extra caution during the pandemic, we’ve got plenty of LOCAL virtual classes, activities, events, tours & resources to keep you and the kiddos entertained this winter. (And for an enormous list of global virtual […]

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Holiday Hullabaloo 2020: Festivities on Both Shores

Like everything else, the pandemic is making the holidays extra challenging this year, but where there’s a will — and holiday spirit — there’s a way! While some old standard events have been cancelled or altered this year, as you’ll see by this list, there are still many, many ways to celebrate the season on […]

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Helping Hands for the Holidays

Every year, we put together a list of great local charities just ahead of the holiday season — in the spirit of giving thanks and giving back — but this year, the situation is more dire. Between Covid-19 and the hurricanes, even more people in Louisiana are in need of assistance — and many charitable […]

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TIPS & TUTORS: Back to School Guide for NOLA & Northshore Parents

What a crazy, difficult whirlwind 2020 has been, thanks to COVID-19. Along with all our other concerns, parenting has become more challenging than ever. As we head into a completely new kind of school year, it’s so important to take a breath and get prepared — both mentally and logistically! Psychology Today magazine recently published […]

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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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