Library Summer Reading Programs on Both Shores

Public libraries are some of our greatest, most underappreciated treasures. Free access to books, movies, music, and computers… free assistance with research and homework… and one of the best features — summer reading programs with prizes, raffles, and fun activities! We’ve pulled together a list of programs being offered by public libraries in Jefferson Parish, […]

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Kids’ Summer Lessons on Both Shores

Whew, this crazy covid school year is finally winding down. Got plans for the summer? It’s the perfect time for the kids to explore new interests, hone some of their existing skills, or bone up on academics. We’ve pulled together a list of some establishments on both shores that offer classes and lessons to challenge […]

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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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NOLA & Northshore Summer Camps 2021

What a year, what a winter. Raise your hand if you’re ready for summer! The pandemic has certainly been difficult to navigate, especially for parents, but the good news is that many facilities and organizations have figured out how to be Covid-safe — and that includes summer camps. No doubt, all of our kids are […]

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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: Winter’s Best Local Virtual Classes, 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 & Online

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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Boo to You! Fall & Halloween Fun on Both Shores

There’s no getting around it. Our fall and winter holidays are going to be a bit of a challenge this year, thanks to the relentless pandemic, but fear not — all is not lost. While many old favorites will not be happening or will look very different in 2020, there’s still plenty to do to […]

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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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