Camp Ready

  considering camp? here's a quick Q & A Q: How do I know a camp will be right for my child? A: The best way is to talk to the director. Ask about their philosophies, about how they handl...
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Celebrating Festival Season With Your Child

  How to get the most out of festival season with your little ones.   For NOLA families, festivals are like Mardi Gras—a way of life. We start the little ones early and go often. Having a game plan b...
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Christmas With A New Grandson

  Written by Laura Claverie       The best gifts   All this grandma wants for Christmas is time with her grandson   By Laura Claverie   ...
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Birthday Party Trends In New Orleans

Speaking with party planners and providers throughout the area, we learned that they’re as busy as ever. When it comes to their child’s birthday, NOLA parents want to make it extra special and memorable. One...
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Building Strong Healthy Family Relationships

Has your family time started to feel more and more like a regimen? Get dressed, eat breakfast, find everyone’s shoes, pack a lunch and go, go, go? Whether you are focused on potty training your three year old, ...
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Big 1st Birthday Grandparents Need To Indulge

  Written by Jeanne Martin       Q: My baby’s first birthday is coming up. So many people have asked me, “when’s the big bash?” that now we’re rethinking our planned “c...

Afterschool Activities

  Does your child want to explore the arts, play a sport, get a leg up on academics (or all of the above)? You can visit our virtual magazine and turn to page 24, or we list them here.. ARTS Carol...
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Avoiding Strife In Inter Generational Parenting

Sometimes, spending time with the grandparents—as in over the holidays—can lead to tension and conflict. One major cause is a difference in parenting choices. Here’s an example: Sarah is the mother of one-ye...
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A Dad’s Perspective On Children’s Parties

A seasoned dad shares his insight into the plethora of parties. My social life is reduced to this: The Birthday Party Circuit. If you have a child over two weeks old, your social life now comprises cook...
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Avoid Too Much Screentime This Summer

  Too much screen time can affect children’s health, sleep patterns, relationships, and more. Most children watch more television than parents realize. Statistics show that kids in the U.S. watch 3-4 ho...