Articles by Aimee

Halloween with Food Allergies

Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins and haunted houses. But, for parents of a child with food allergies, Halloween is extra scary. It’s a holiday all about candy – candy that is, for the most part, laden with nuts, dairy, soy, and even wheat – part of a…


Halloween Activities on the Northshore

This list is updated for 2019. Please expect more events to be added as we get closer to Halloween.  Is your fall calendar is full as ours? It seems like once the temperature drops just a little bit, everyone comes out to play and there are so many fun, family…


(Almost) Mango Freeze

In our area, we’ve got a lot of unique seasons. Crawfish season, king cake season, snoball season and, one of my favorites: festival season. One of the best treats at Jazz Fest is the Mango Freeze from the WWOZ booth. Nothing is better on a hot, humid day than this…



Mardi Gras Bead Recycling on the Northshore

Mardi Gras is officially over. The curtain has closed on the courts of Rex and Comus, we’ve hung up our wigs and feather boas, and you’re probably still trying to clean up the last of the glitter that made it into your house (good luck, it’s there forever now). In…


Why Mardi Gras Matters

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” – Tennessee Williams I was born two days after Mardi Gras. A Mardi Gras where my parents stood on St. Charles Ave, my mom nine months pregnant. We did pretty much the same thing…


Ballet Apetrei Celebrates 30th Anniversary Nutcracker Performances

Ballet Apetrei, St. Tammany’s own resident ballet company, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of delighting local audiences with the holiday classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Performances are this weekend at Mandeville High School, with shows on Friday Nov 30 at 7pm and on Saturday, December 1 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are…


Beach, Please – Northshore Parent Mom’s Night Out 2018

  Mermaid hair, don’t care? Then join Northshore Parent for a shellabration at our 2018 Mom’s Night Out. Together with SLENT of Mandeville and Nan’s Cafe, we are thrilled to bring you our second annual Moms’ Night Out. Attendees can expect a tropical-themed buffet, unlimited signature cocktails, shopping with exclusive vendors, and lots…


Last Minute Easter Basket Stuffers

So. The bunny snuck up on you. It’s 2 days before Easter and you’ve got empty baskets and are out of ideas how to fill them with something other than candy. Here are 5 quick and easy non-candy Easter basket stuffers. Outdoor Items Easter is the semi-official start of spring…


2017 Northshore Parent Holiday Tea at Maison Lafitte

Please join us on Sunday, November 26th 2017, when historic Maison Lafitte is once again transformed into a Christmas wonderland for Northshore children and their parents at the 2nd annual Northshore Parent Holiday Tea, sponsored by Rapid Urgent Care. Photo courtesy Maison Lafitte There will be two seatings of tea:…