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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....
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...
One of my favorite aspects of being a New Orleans mom is giving my kids the gift of Mardi Gras. I married into a New Orleans family, and I lived a childhood void of what I now consider THE BEST...
This is our year. This is the year that my family, due to an unforeseen financial windfall and a late Mardi Gras, has decided to visit that place. THE place. The place with the magic. Yep … we are...
It's February and the carnival season in NOLA is ramping up! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans during February. This is in no way intended to...
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...

 

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