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How to save money while shopping online

Last month I gave you several tips to get ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I also promised that I would remind you and explain the programs that you should sign up for...

World Prematurity Day: Do you believe in miracles?

Have you ever heard the saying, “Miracles happen to those who believe in them?” Well, after having given birth to a baby prematurely, I found myself a believer. In fact, I found that statement could...
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Socialization: Why your child should attend an early childhood program

As I was going through the Pre-K admissions process last year for my youngest child Harry, I could not help but have anxiety. Was he ready? Was he prepared? Even though all the research...

Baby Teeth: The Best Way to Care for Them

We all try our best to take care of our little ones’ teeth. We persevere through the power struggle of who will hold the toothbrush. We negotiate with clenched little teeth and pursed little...

21st Century Skills: how the Louisiana Children’s Museum prepares children for life

It’s a topic we hear mentioned frequently as educators discuss the different opportunities and challenges our children and youth face in preparing for the work world. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)...

Saving for Santa: How to shop for the holidays on a budget

October is almost over...then Thanksgiving and then...Christmas? Nope! Guess again! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner! These are the two biggest shopping days of the year. Most people know...
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The Search for the “Perfect” Preschool

As the Admission Director at a New Orleans area independent school, I encounter the parents of prospective preschool aged students on a daily basis. Many are exploring schooling options for the first time, a...

The Language and Lingo of Couponing: Guest Post by Northshore Mama

When you think of couponing, do you imagine the Extreme Couponers from TLC with their huge binders filled with coupons and five grocery carts full causing registers to lock up upon checkout?  It can...

Prenatal Yoga in New Orleans: There’s More to it Than Om

Babies lucky enough to be born in New Orleans are not only blessed with the title of New Orleans native, but they are also fortunate that their mothers have access to a variety of nurturing wellness...

Play contributes to school readiness

Years ago I heard a definition that really captured my curiosity. It was a basic definition for a skill that we all use daily, but it was focused on the critical needs of young...