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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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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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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