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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Holiday Hullabaloo: 98 Events in New Orleans, Northshore & Beyond!

It’s no secret that people of all ages in this region love to party, and the fact that this list includes about 20 more events than last year proves it! We’ve pulled together as many family-friendly Christmas, Chanukah, and wintery fun events as we could, divided them into categories — mall Santas, ongoing events, and […]

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Gourds & Ghouls: Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Fun on Both Shores

As always, it’s still a tad toasty here in Southeast Louisiana, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the fall season with the best of them!  We’ve put together two lists — one of local and nearby pumpkin patches and corn mazes. The other is a huge list of Halloween events & activities — from […]

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Kids’ Wellness & Wellbeing: Pediatric Providers on Both Shores

From catching up on vaccinations to scheduling six-month dental check-ups and annual or sports physicals, to mapping out emergency facilities and specialists, we’ve got plenty of pediatric and family providers on both shores to cater to your specific needs.   GENERAL PEDIATRICS   Access Health Louisiana Network (Both Shores) accesshealthla.org Locations in multiple parishes, including […]

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Local Libraries Rock This Summer!

Hooray, we’re finally heading into those lazy days of summer. The heat naturally makes us want to slow things down and take it easy, but there’s no reason to let summer brain drain take a toll on the kiddos. One surefire remedy that’s fun and leisurely, yet mentally stimulating? Summer reading programs! This year’s theme […]

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Gifts of Gratitude for Moms & Teachers

  The month of May signals the impending end of springtime, as well as the school year. They can be bittersweet or exciting milestones, depending on your perspective, but they also bring to mind two very important groups of people that deserve a little tribute this time of year: moms (Mother’s Day is May 13) […]

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