Articles by Elise


Welcome To Your First Kindergarten Rodeo

Let’s face it. The transition from pre-K to public school kindergarten can be frightening, overwhelming, and scary. And the kids may have some jitters, too. Getting your child from the familiar and quiet routines of pre-K–whether they stayed home, went to a private pre-K, or attended mom’s day out a…



R.I.P. Dylan McKay, the Only Adult at West Beverly High

I started high school in 1990, the same year Brandon and Brenda Walsh transferred from Minneapolis, Minnesota to West Beverly High School in Beverly Hills 90210. Then, two episodes in Brenda, and the rest of us, met Dylan McKay, the brooding James Dean-esq “bad boy” of the campus who really…


Flying With Small Children

Hint: definitely put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. My first flight with a small child that belonged to me and was my responsibility was when my oldest (now almost 9) was 18 months. Somehow I had been talked into flying from San Antonio, Texas to San Diego,…


The Life Changing Magic of Marie Kondo

Simply put, Marie Kondo changed my life and it had nothing to do with how to fold underwear or roll socks, although that came in super handy. It had everything to do with prioritizing what sparked joy and at the time, I had one big thing in my life that…


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…


Oh, the People You’ll Meet … on the Causeway

Up until last year, I drove the Causeway purely for recreational reasons, meaning I used it to get to the South Shore for the occasional fun trip and that was about it. That is, until a little over a year ago when I started a job in Metairie that required…