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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3 Fun & Educational Day Trips

(image is courtesy of the Discovery Channel)   Spring break is rapidly approaching — do you have travel plans? If not, don’t despair. Luckily, we live in a region with tons of cool stuff to do — some of which (a) you may not have done, yet, and (b) actually involve stimulating your gray matter! […]

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Easter Fun Galore on Both Shores

If you’re looking for parades, egg hunts, and festive family fun, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together three weekends worth of events to celebrate Easter in New Orleans & on the Northshore!   Lakeside Easter Bunny & Train Now through Easter, Monday–Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday Noon – 6pm The Easter Bunny & […]

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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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