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Why That Cotton Bowl Win Hit So Hard Tulane’s historic win in the Cotton Bowl last week was, to put it mildly, a long time coming. It pulled New Orleanians out of our post-holiday haze with a jolt and propelled...
When my daughter's birthday was quickly approaching a few months ago, I found myself conflicted about how to celebrate it. She wasn't a "little girl" anymore, but also not quite a "big girl' either. Intrigued to find something fresh and...
Krewe of Cleopatra to Return to Magazine Street in 2023! Today the members of Krewe of Cleopatra received the best news ever ... the parade, which is celebrating 50 years this year, WILL be resuming its regular route which starts...
We love helping New Orleans families celebrate Mardi Gras with kids! Whether it is finding a fun Mardi Gras craft, making your own shoebox float at home or figuring out the best books for children about Mardi Gras ......
There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids, but Mardi Gras takes the (king) cake! If you are looking for family-friendly Mardi Gras events in New Orleans and the surrounding area, we have...
It's Mardi Gras time in New Orleans, and everyone's eating king cake! If you have a food allergy or sensitivity, though, traditional king cake may not be an option. Thankfully many bakeries offer gluten free king cakes, as well...
Let me preface this by acknowledging that I am aware this is a true first-world problem and the fact my children even have money to burn is a privilege I do not take lightly. Their access to money to...
Learning to Go with “The Flow” :: How Learning How to Cycle Sync has Been the Best Life Hack EVER! I can remember the first time I got my period, at the ripe old age of eleven. It was horrifying!...
Ah, I remember that fateful day. My lips were slightly chapped, and there was one of those little bins of lip balms on the counter at Gordon's of Gretna for like, 79 cents each. I asked my mom for...
As a divorcee, I get a lot of questions from people about marriage issues, legal separation, the divorce process, and custody arrangements. I'm no expert and certainly never asked to be a leader in divorce advice, but there is...
Dear Mommy, I see you…on your phone...with littles in tow. Society sees you too. “Put your phone away!” they tell you -- the mantra of Gen X parents, right? Judgey McJudgerson is rolling her eyes at you because your eyes...
Positive parent-teacher communication is an important part of student success. As both a parent and a teacher, I recognize that sometimes the expectations of each are flawed or at odds with one another. As a parent, I sometimes wish...
Finding swim lessons in New Orleans and getting your children water safe is extremely important because we are surrounded by water here. If you are moving to New Orleans, you will soon discover that many New Orleans homes have...
Oh gumbo, one of the most popular dishes in the state of Louisiana. This amazing dish holds so much tradition to almost every family in South Louisiana. With so many renditions of this delicacy, I’ve seen and tried a number...