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I don't know about your kids, but my kids love sweets, icing, and sugar. They also love to help in the kitchen. My sweet sister-in-law showed up with this mini king cake idea and it was totally a hit! I...
So it's Mardi Gras time (actually it's Carnival time and Mardi Gras is a day- but we'll get into all of that). Maybe you're new to NOLA, or maybe you've been here a while but you're still not exactly...
I remember the day the music stopped, or rather the drums from the marching bands in the parade, like it was yesterday. It happened fast, but this is what I remember. Shots fired, lots of shots fired. People screaming...
'Tis The Season It's that time! For some of us, this holiday season trumps all others, we count down until it is officially time to have king cake as a food group, play Mardi Gras music, wear majorette boots as...
I have been living in New Orleans for 10 years now, so I have been to a few (both French Quarter one and Family one). If you are a tourist is a must (at least once), and you will...
Fanny pack ready and glitter on my face, Setting my tent up to hold down the best space, Neutral ground spots all marked off with strings, These are a few of my favorite things. Stocking the ice chest and driving thru Popeyes, I'm so...
Here in New Orleans we are lucky to have the carnival season as the perfect cure to post-Christmas blues. Taking down all of the gorgeous Christmas decorations (and maybe New Year's Eve decorations) got you a little sad?! Well,...
When you are a parent, any day can be a stressful day. Things with kiddos twist and turn on the turn of a dime, and often things that are going perfectly turn dark at a moment notice. Did you...
Disclosure :: Disney Cruise Line sponsored this post by providing my {very lucky} family a five-night cruise on the Disney Wonder. Who would turn down a complimentary vacation, are we right?! That said, all opinions expressed within this post...
10 Clues You Are a Working Mom During Mardi Gras Motherhood is a constant struggle for work-life balance. Family pressures are constant, but what does it look like when you add Carnival season to the mix? Companies tend to be...
It's carnival time in the Crescent City. The New Orleanian celebratory equivalent of Christmas, Halloween and the boycott of the Superbowl combined. Personally, it is my favorite time of year in my beloved hometown. The traditions, the costumes, the food...
Rain on Your Parade In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is the most wonderful time of the year. A few weeks of all-bets-are-off, broken diets, candy for breakfast and "what bedtime?" and the season is over. Just as you can count on...
So what if your child has an exceptionality, they deserve to be part of the enormous fun and culture of that once a year experience of Mardi Gras. Navigating a parade can be stressful for any family with kids,...

The Good Side of Glitter

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Across the city of New Orleans, just before and all during, women (and men too) are breaking out the glitter. We are in prep mode for our parades across the city in Cleopatra, Muses, Nyx, King Arthur and more....