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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The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners & Kids

We’re all concerned about our kids’ nutrition, right? But, there’s so much information out there, much of which seems to contradict itself. On the subject of sugar, however, everyone agrees — it’s important to limit it. In addition to dental health and weight concerns, countless studies have shown it can increase your chances of developing […]

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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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