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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Extracurricular Arts, Academics & Activities on Both Shores

As we all know, thanks to the pandemic, school is going to be very different this year. Whether your child is returning to a brick-and-mortar school or you’ve opted for virtual learning, many of the clubs and activities that typically allow them to explore their various interests will not be possible. So, while academics remain top […]

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Kids’ Health 2020: Pediatric Providers on Both Shores

As we all continue to navigate our way through this strange new pandemic world, one of the many issues to consider is pediatric preventative health care. Naturally, if your child experiences a health or dental problem, that’s a necessary trip to an office, but what about routine dental cleanings and wellness checkups? Many experts say […]

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Summer Camps 2020 for NOLA & the Northshore

We’re living in a strange and surreal time, aren’t we? As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease a bit, everyone is having to decide if and how to do summer camp. Some major facilities and organizations — like Audubon Zoo & NOMA — have opted to cancel altogether, some have implemented special safety rules & protocols, […]

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Reopen for Business: Family Fun on Both Shores

Little by little, and with an abundance of safety and special protocols in place to protect staff and the public from the COVID-19 virus, South Louisiana’s parks and attractions are cautiously opening back up for business. This is great news for families who have gotten a bit stir crazy under quarantine conditions — but it […]

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LIVE & LOCAL: Virtual Events & Activities for New Orleans & The Northshore

While our BUSY BRAINS blog post provides an enormous list of global virtual field trips, tours, online activities, and educational resources — we wanted to give you some options closer to home. Ready to get live & local from the comfort of your own home? We’ve put together a list of the best online special […]

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