Celebration Strategy: How Plan Kids’ Parties

Do you remember birthday parties from your childhood? Our moms had it made. Bake a cake, buy some ice cream, play some games, wear silly hats — done. My, how things have changed in the world of kids’ parties. We now have to the added pressure of food allergies, insane goodie bags, impossible-to-recreate Pinterest project […]

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Social Media & the Perfect Mom Myth

Social media can be a double-edged sword, right? It can give you a comforting sense of support and inclusion by connecting you with new and old friends… or, it can make you feel completely inadequate and sorry for yourself.   Yikes! This is true for everyone, but for moms who are on that perpetual emotional […]

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Welcome Spring & The Camps It Will Bring

  If, like many of us, you’re not jetting off on some fabulous Spring Break vacay, never fear — there are plenty of folks on both shores who are hosting camps. They fill up quickly, so be sure to register soon…   Adventure Quest Laser Tag (Harahan) Ages 3-13. Spring break camp is March 29 […]

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Walk, Jump or Run: Your Guide to Indoor Fun (On Both Shores!)

South Louisiana weather is perhaps never more unpredictable than this time of year. It could be a steamy 85 degrees, or 32 and snowy (as we found in December)! For that reason — as well as for the sake of variety — it’s important to have a go-to list of cool, kid-friendly indoor activities. Movies […]

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Holiday Hullabaloo: 80+ Events on Both Shores & Beyond!

As you’re, no doubt, well aware — we are a celebratory people. The amount of holiday fun scheduled in this region in the coming weeks is simply mind-boggling. To make it all just a little more manageable, we’ve mined for as many festive Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s events — from New Orleans to the […]

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Attitude of Gratitude: How to Give Back Locally This Thanksgiving

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s such a wonderful occasion to gather together with family and friends to feast and recognize the abundance in our lives. It’s a perfect opportunity to count and appreciate our many blessings, and to teach our children to do the same. But, why stop there? In addition to helping kids to realize how […]

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Party with the Pumpkins: Your Halloween Event Guide

We are party people here in New Orleans & South Louisiana, aren’t we? Halloween is the unofficial kick-off to a very long, busy, and festive holiday season that technically doesn’t end until Fat Tuesday. Yes! Every year at this time, there are tons of fun, family-friendly events to choose from on both shores. To help […]

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Fete Formula: Kids’ Party Planning Guide

Parties — they’re all fun and games until you have to plan and execute them yourself, right? Naturally, many aspects of planning a party for kids are quite different from planning one for adults, but the key to success for either one is, of course, organization. In addition to budget and guest list, deciding on […]

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Beyond Team Sports: Cool Extracurriculars for Kids

While there’s plenty of debate over how much is too much, most people can agree that some sort of extracurricular activity is good for kids. Why? It cuts down on electronics, builds confidence, relieves stress, teaches time management (where homework is concerned), and it expands their horizons by allowing them to explore various interests. There […]

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Heat Relief: Fun Ways to Cool Off with the Kids

After an unusually mild spring, summer has finally arrived in Southeast Louisiana — with a vengeance. The kids are bored, but it’s so darn hot outside. What to do? Well, whether your idea of relief from the heat involves water or air conditioning, we’ve got you covered. Here are some super COOL, family-friendly activities and […]

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