Hurricane Season Prep for Kids & Adults

Hurricane season officially kicks off on June 1, and doesn’t end until November 30. Are you ready? It’s time to get prepared! We have a checklist from the Red Cross below, but we also have some helpful tips, courtesy of, KidsHealth.Org, on how to prepare your kids and involve them in the before, during, and […]

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Big Screen Bonanza: Summer Movies for Kids & Teens

Hooray, summer is here! It’s hot, the kids are home… now, what?! On those days when there’s no camp, no vacation, and/or it’s too hot or rainy to enjoy outdoor fun, a cool, dark movie theater can be your best friend. We’ve put together a list of family friendly movies to choose from this summer, […]

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NOLA & Northshore Summer Reading Programs

Oh, libraries, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…   Actually, good luck counting up all the ways our local public libraries will be entertaining and enriching readers, young and old, this summer! Annual summer reading programs at New Orleans Public Libraries, Jefferson Parish Libraries, and St. Tammany Parish Public Libraries are […]

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Swim for Your Life

When you live in South Louisiana, summer weather typically comes early and stays late, and most of us live somewhere near either man-made or natural bodies of water. Combine the two, and water safety is a must! According to the Red Cross, more than half of all Americans cannot perform these potentially life-saving tasks: tread […]

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3 Fun & Educational Day Trips

(image is courtesy of the Discovery Channel)   Spring break is rapidly approaching — do you have travel plans? If not, don’t despair. Luckily, we live in a region with tons of cool stuff to do — some of which (a) you may not have done, yet, and (b) actually involve stimulating your gray matter! […]

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Easter Fun Galore on Both Shores

If you’re looking for parades, egg hunts, and festive family fun, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together three weekends worth of events to celebrate Easter in New Orleans & on the Northshore!   Lakeside Easter Bunny & Train Now through Easter, Monday–Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday Noon – 6pm The Easter Bunny & […]

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Say YES to Arts Education!

Many of us who love the arts don’t really need to be convinced that arts education is important to our children’s development and enrichment. But for those who see it as a non-essential luxury, there are some compelling, practical purposes to explore, as well. According to Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization […]

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Beyond Storytime: More Reasons to Love Our Local Libraries

When in doubt, go to the library. –J.K. Rowling   I think most of us are well aware of how instrumental public libraries are in getting our kids into the habit of reading at a young age, but there are even more benefits and resources for the entire family.   Access to eBooks and Audiobooks […]

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