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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Coronavirus Central: Vital Resources for Both Shores & Beyond

These are very unsettling times, but we want to help in whatever small way we can. We’ve pulled together some very important and helpful links to cover questions and address issues including education and childcare, food assistance, unemployment and financial resources, and general information from school boards and local, state, and national governments. Hang in […]

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BUSY BRAINS: Stimulating Online Resources for Kids of All Ages

School closures and social distancing are going to present us with plenty of challenges in the coming weeks  — but keeping the kids mentally active doesn’t have to be one of them. We’ve pulled together a slew of online resources to keep kids from Pre-K to teen (and beyond!) engaged and even entertained! From virtual […]

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