Martial arts help children achieve fitness AND focus

    New Orleans is an exciting place for children to learn martial arts and achieve fitness, focus and discipline.             Ella Szalai began taking karate lessons in the first grade to learn self-defense a...

grandkids and their technology

            The Hip Grannie gets real with her grandkids and their technology                                              Until recently, I thought I was computer savvy. After all, I was emailing stories to e...

First Day of School Jitters

  Tips and strategies for easing your child into the school routine             Whether this is your child’s first school experience, or he is gearing up to head back to the classroom, there are some thi...

Babies and Breweries

Local parents can indulge in their love of beer (with their babies) thanks to the rise of family-friendly breweries in the Crescent City               Heather Reznick has two kids and one on the way, but...

2017 Family Favorite Reader Survey Results!

We asked, and you answered – in the thousands! Here are your choices for the best of all things family in New Orleans and beyond! Congratulations to all of the winners of our 2017 Family Favorites Reader Survey...
yoga, kids, balanced

Yoga and kids; being balanced and stable

photo by Beverly Morris Is My Child Stable and Balanced? Yoga Might Be the Answer!       Sarah Young states that “the circumstances in our lives are in flux and the world seems to whirling around us! As a bal...
stepmoms

Stepmonster No More 

Meet two mothers who cherish the stepmoms in their children’s lives  Stepmother. Often preceded by the word “evil.” It’s Cinderella’s fault, she of the ragged dress and thankless tasks, set to spend all eterni...

Guidance, Discipline and the Perils of Punishment 

Giving choices and being respectful will yield better results   What do you think of when you hear the word “discipline?” Something helpful? Instructive? Punitive? Well, punishment doesn’t work. It may establ...

Nola Family’s ULTIMATE Party Planner!

  Trying to plan the perfect birthday party for your child? Need a face painter but don't know who to call? Searching for the most delicious cupcakes in town? Well, look no farther! Nola Family has done...