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Let's be real, Metairie parades have a bad reputation. The big show is in New Orleans. All the super krewes with coveted throws roll there. The city is party central from the Quarter to the Avenue. The tourists may book a...
My husband and I have been married for going on 13 years, and we are certainly fans of Valentine’s Day. We usually exchange a small gift or card or enjoy a date night at some point in the vicinity...
Disclaimer:: This post is sponsored by Winn-Dixie, my favorite place to shop for Valentine's Day treats! Forget the Reservations- Let's Stay Home: Valentine's Day Dinner Plans In the fifteen years my husband and I have been together, we have spent Valentine's...
I know, I know. If you're not from New Orleans, family and Mardi Gras are the last two words you would ever put together. But, I'm here to tell you, erase everything out of your mind about crazy tourists...
O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, How lovely are thy branches .... until they are dead ... and dropping needles all over the house ... and scratching people as they innocently walk by ... Sooo, it's time for the Christmas...
When I was young, every one I knew believed in Santa. It wasn't until I became a parent did I learn that many of my peers had strong feelings of not doing it with their own children. My husband...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by our friends at Rail Events Productions.  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride Returns to New Orleans for a Magical Holiday Experience THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride is back for another exciting season. Rail Events Productions is...
Another Christmas season has passed and, as you take a moment to breathe, you realize you forgot to send out Christmas cards. Or maybe (like I did last year) you ordered them and left them on a counter never...
It's that time of year where parties are in full swing on everyone's calendar. Whether you are hosting or attending, you'll need a few go to recipes for foolproof dishes to contribute to the festivities. Here are my 10...
Disclosure :: Last weekend, we hosted two amazing playdates for our readers in celebration of the upcoming holiday season! On the Southshore we hosted one huge playdate at the beautiful Cannery for the second year, and we hosted our Northshore...
Please Don't Give Me Homemade Treats: A Teacher's Plea Before I begin, I feel the need to provide a disclaimer of sorts. I am a high school teacher, and, in case you didn't know, gift giving goes way WAY down...
After you’ve shopped till you dropped, wrapped all the gifts and put out Santa’s cookies, you can’t help but wonder what you may see under the tree for yourself. While the picture-perfect morning would include the kids all around...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Parenting Center at Children's Hospital.  Finding the Right Gift this Holiday for Children of All Ages It’s that time of year again…when parents of children swing between wondering if they found just the...
Tears rolled and I wiped them as fast as I could, feeling grateful that he wasn't paying attention to me. Winston, 2 at the time, was fully immersed in his brand new collection of superhero figurines that he had...

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