Buildings in New Orleans, French Parents

French Parents embrace New Orleans

Vive La Nouvelle Orléans! When he first moved to New Orleans in 2003 to finish his college degree, Benjamin Brimm immediately felt at home surrounded by all of the French streets – Bourbon, Conti and Napoleo...
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my daughter is the quarterback

 Photo Credit: Peter W. Cross for The New York Times A professional football game is on TV and my daughter's eyes are glued to the set. But she's not watching the game, she's watching the cheerleaders. And I'm...

Spotlight: Big Class

Writing program helps kids become published authors Doug Keller wants the children of New Orleans to be heard. Through dialogue and the written word, students ages 6 to 18 get that chance through Big Class, th...

Happiness Rocks!

Local families paint and hide rocks to bring smiles to the faces of strangers             Patty Spongia Loup had never ventured into the French Quarter during Mardi Gras before. But two years ago, Loup and h...
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2017 Halloween Kids Costume Contest

Submit your costumed child's photo and then have friends and family vote. Top 3 winners will be selected from the top 5 with most votes on Nov. 1st. Winners will receive prizes as well as be featured in the mag...

Bikes, Trikes and Tykes

We’ve got the best bets for a family bicycling adventure in New Orleans and beyond             New Orleans is known for great outdoor fun. From festivals to the bayous, from Audubon Zoo to City Park, locals ha...

Shepherding the Teenage Dream

How to help kids find their purpose and passion                        Thanks to developmental psychologist Erik Erikson, the idea of “identity crisis” created great buzz in the mid to late portion of the las...

2017 Heads of School

Picking the right school for your child is hard. We let the leaders do the talking to help you make the best choice.       Academy of the Sacred Heart Sr. Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ, Headmistress   “The...

Spotlight on Upturn Arts

New Orleans is a city one might expect to be bursting with accessible art programs, given its thriving music and festival scene. But when Dana Reed moved here in 2010, the dancer realized that the city’s art pr...