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What to Do With the Kids This Weekend

This post is brought to you by Smile Doctors. FRIDAY, December 13th, 2019 Storytime for All Ages. 10:30-11:30AM. Abita Springs Library. Family Game Day. All Day. Kentwood Library. Amite Family Movie Night. 4-6PM. Amite Library. This week’s movie is Santa Paws. Ponchatoula Game On. 5-6PM. Ponchatoula Library. This week’s game…

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South Louisiana Christmas Parades

I’ll admit that I thought that Christmas parades were something that happened in other places. We have Mardi Gras parades–not Christmas, right? WRONG. In fact, Tangipahoa parish alone has five. FIVE. That’s a whole lotta Christmas. So if you decide that you want to catch one of  these moving holiday…


Giving Thanks… Literally

My parents recently took my 8-year old on a trip to Washington, D.C. and heroically marched him through as many museums and sites as they could cram in for three days.  Given that his energy level is in the stratosphere and his attention span is about a nanosecond, they had…


{It Happened to Me} I Have Breast Cancer

Throughout your teens and twenties, it’s pretty easy to live in a suspended reality – one where you never get old or need to spend much time thinking about 401Ks, mammograms, or renewing your license. You don’t need me to tell you: that ends.Emily Weiss I have breast cancer. I’m…




Northshore Thanksgiving Events

This listing has been updated for 2019. Thursday, November 21st Thanksgiving Family Storytime. 6:30-7:15PM. Madisonville Library. Thanksgiving stories, music and a craft! All ages are welcome and no registration is required! Please note that food may be used as a craft material. Please call the branch for details. Thursday, November…


Ready to Go Thanksgiving

This year my massive family will gather around multiple tables to celebrate Thanksgiving. I signed up for several slots on the SignUp Genius link, which will organize the smorgasbord of sumptuous eats. But with my siblings/aunts/uncle/etc having multiple kids, demanding jobs, and even traveling from afar to be here, we…


Those Amazing Acro-Cats Really Are Amazing

December in New Orleans is full of events vying for your attention and money so it is completely understandable if you are having difficulty choosing what events to go to. Allow me to help you cut through all of the holiday music and get right to the chase: you should…