Holiday Balance: 3 Tips to Teach Kids Generosity & Appreciation

As parents, we’re often caught between two very seemingly disparate goals — giving our kids everything they want… and teaching them to appreciate what they have. Ugh, how do you balance the two, especially at Christmas? Well, we have a few suggestions…   Donate Gently Used Toys & Books. Pick a Saturday before Christmas and clear […]

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Holiday Hullabaloo: 98 Events in New Orleans, Northshore & Beyond!

It’s no secret that people of all ages in this region love to party, and the fact that this list includes about 20 more events than last year proves it! We’ve pulled together as many family-friendly Christmas, Chanukah, and wintery fun events as we could, divided them into categories — mall Santas, ongoing events, and […]

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Grateful Giving: Worthy Charities on Both Shores

As we usher in another joyous holiday season — filled with families, friends, festivities and feasts — it’s an excellent time to take inventory of all the blessings we often take for granted, and pass on the spirit of gratitude to our children. Helping them to realize how lucky we are to have roofs over […]

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When & How to Leave Your Child Home Alone

Other than driving, allowing your child to stay home unsupervised may be the scariest rite of passage we parents have to endure. But it doesn’t have to be a dramatic transition. We’ve all seen the MacCaulay Culkin holiday classic, but unlike his comically negligent parents, you can actually decide when and how, and make preparations […]

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Gourds & Ghouls: Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Fun on Both Shores

As always, it’s still a tad toasty here in Southeast Louisiana, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the fall season with the best of them!  We’ve put together two lists — one of local and nearby pumpkin patches and corn mazes. The other is a huge list of Halloween events & activities — from […]

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