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Dear St. Matthew's, You Owe Us An Explanation In the cover of night on February 4, 2021, members of the St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church Governance board posted signs at the Early Learning Center entrances in Metairie, leaving them for...
“Will we go to the parades in Memphis instead?” my 7-year-old asked me last year when I told her that, for the first time in years, we would not be in town for the culminating weekend of Mardi Gras....
“Hey, Y'all! Welcome to NOLA Hawts, a podcast to raise awareness about congenital heart defects and discuss resources about CHD...and some other stuff. We’re just two heart mommas from New Orleans doing this FOR heart mommas. That’s Susan Aucoin and...
I love my local used bookstore. It is my favorite spot in the city. On the rare occasion that I have an afternoon to myself, I head down to Blue Cypress Books on Oak St., find a new book, then...
While Mardi Gras may be canceled, there are still lots of activities in the New Orleans area to celebrate! This month if full of family friendly Valentines and Mardi Gras events. Make sure to check out these events offered...
The first year I lived in New Orleans, I was safely ensconced on the campus of the Baptist seminary in Gentilly.  Everyone else was also new in town and we had a little Mayberry of sorts inside those seminary...
What is a Resolution? On Merriam-Webster, the foremost definition of resolution is, “the act or process of resolving.” This is called a circular definition. I am not a fan of this practice, the practice of circular definition, the practice of...
Due to the cancellation of Mardi Gras parades for the first time since a police union strike in 1979, New Orleanians have more time than ever to focus their creative appetites on king cake. Carnival’s signature dessert, brought to...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” I’d like to introduce you to High Voltage Youth Camp, an organization committed to providing educational and recreational programs for youth and senior citizens of New Orleans. How High Voltage Youth Camp...
2021 Summer Camps in New Orleans With the start of a new year, researching summer camps in New Orleans is high on every family's to do list. While summer in New Orleans makes many think of popsicles (or in our...
Happy New Year and Welcome to 2021! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event...
This past year certainly brought challenges no one could have predicted and it's certainly a year that will be talked about for a long time to come. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to take a...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight” we'd like to introduce you to NOLA Baby Café, an organization committed to their mission to inspire, educate and support women and their families on their journey to a healthier life...
It's no secret that 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. Everything that we know and love has changed, including our usual holiday gatherings, traditions and events in New Orleans. It's hard to believe that just...