Giving Thanks & Giving Back: Worthy Charities on Both Shores

The holiday season is almost upon us, and most of us will soon be enjoying fun, fellowship, and feasts with our families and friends. This is the perfect time to reflect on all the blessings we often take for granted, and pass on the spirit of gratitude to our children. If we help them to […]

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Frights & Fun: 30 Halloween Events on Both Shores

When the temperature starts dipping below 90, you know it’s autumn in South Louisiana — and autumn means… Halloween! Folks around here can always find a reason to celebrate, but we really step it up for the spooky season. We’ve put together a big ol’ list of 30(+) festivities that range from creepy to cute […]

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Cool Extracurriculars for Kids on Both Shores

The school year is almost upon us! Along with pulling together new uniforms and school supplies, it’s time to gear up for extracurricular activities, as well. While there are certainly plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in team sports after school and on weekends, what about the less athletically inclined kids, or kids who […]

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Kids’ Health: Pediatric Providers on Both Shores

We interrupt your summer for some breaking news… the school year is just around the corner! Sorry, but it’s true. In addition to getting school supplies and uniforms in order, it’s a good time to schedule your children’s wellness appointments. Are they up-to-date on vaccines? Will they need a sports physical for fall athletic leagues?  […]

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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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