Articles by Lynne

What Should You Do with Leftover Halloween Candy?

You might be thinking, “Leftover Halloween Candy?  I’ve never heard of such a thing!”  But as our family has grown, so has our Halloween booty (and my regular booty).  Although we try to monitor what they consume in the days following Halloween to ensure they don’t go into a total…


Haunted Places in Louisiana

This post is updated for September 2019 and will continue to be updated throughout the season.  As a parent, perhaps you feel you are getting too much sleep at night. If that is the case, try one of the many spooky options around south Louisiana that are sure to keep…


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…



Trampoline Fitness {An Honest Review}

The year was 1994 (or something close to that). The place was Metairie, LA, near the corner of Veterans and Bonnabel. Nothing beat a fun Friday night at Trampoline World. It was a time of great innocence, great fun, and probably no liability insurance.  I can still see the trampolines…


Body Pump {An Honest Review}

I joined a gym a couple of years ago and was going almost every day to run on the treadmill, lift weights, bike, and do whatever machines I could figure out without making an ass of myself. It wasn’t long before “Regularly” turned into “periodically” and my “workout routine” turned…



Fourteen Fantastic Ideas for a Friday Family Fun Night

With work, sports, and school, by Friday night families are fried! What better way to pull yourselves together than a bit of bonding time at some of the awesome establishments on the Northshore? Whether it’s bowling, bouncing, or beach bumming, these fun family night fiestas are sure to help you…



Volunteering With Kids

About a month ago, I found my daughter working intently to complete an obviously very difficult homework assignment–except she wasn’t really “working” and it wasn’t homework at all. It was her Christmas list. I miss the days when she was not literate enough to write out a Christmas list. I…