Holiday Hullabaloo: 80+ Events on Both Shores & Beyond!

As you’re, no doubt, well aware — we are a celebratory people. The amount of holiday fun scheduled in this region in the coming weeks is simply mind-boggling. To make it all just a little more manageable, we’ve mined for as many festive Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s events — from New Orleans to the […] read more

Attitude of Gratitude: How to Give Back Locally This Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s such a wonderful occasion to gather together with family and friends to feast and recognize the abundance in our lives. It’s a perfect opportunity to count and appreciate our many blessings, and to teach our children to do the same. But, why stop there? In addition to helping kids to realize how […] read more

Party with the Pumpkins: Your Halloween Event Guide

We are party people here in New Orleans & South Louisiana, aren’t we? Halloween is the unofficial kick-off to a very long, busy, and festive holiday season that technically doesn’t end until Fat Tuesday. Yes! Every year at this time, there are tons of fun, family-friendly events to choose from on both shores. To help […] read more

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 […] read more

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 […] read more

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 […] read more

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 […] read more

Gifts of Gratitude for Moms & Teachers

April showers not only bring May flowers, but Mother’s Day… and the end of school! These two events bring to mind two very important groups of people that deserve a little tribute this time of year: moms and teachers! Both groups put in a lot of long, hard hours, not to mention their hearts and […] read more