Articles by Lynne

Northlake Nature Center {An Honest Review}

Whenever I am schlepping my kids back and forth to Pelican Park for sporting events, I pass by Northlake Nature Center. I’ve always been a bit curious about this hidden gem of woods and wetlands that stretches along Highway 190. I checked out their website to see the different event…


Don’t Judge Me by My Looks

Last weekend I was at church with my family.  As we filed one by one into the pew, my 2-year-old hit her head.  Then the three-month-old started to cry. We, as usual, felt like a spectacle. The lady sitting directly in front of us looked back at me with a…


Grandparents Behaving Badly

Every once in a while it’s good to know you aren’t alone when dealing with difficult relatives. And when you start raising children, things you used to overlook seem a lot more important. We asked our friends and readers for a few examples of grandparents behaving badly so we could…


Jazz in the Vines {A Review}

Last fall we got a call from some New Orleans friends who were going to the Jazz’n the Vines event at Pontchartrain Vineyards. I had heard of this event for years but had never been before. After joining them that evening, we will definitely be returning! Picture yourself in a…





Great Places for Kid Haircuts on the Northshore

When my family moved to the Northshore, I knew we needed to find new doctors, the location of the nearest local library, and neighborhood restaurants that were friendly to our young and often boisterous family. We recently ran into a new “new” that we needed – a salon or barber…


How to Bring a Baby to the Beach

Planning for a beach trip used to mean packing a bag and beach chair for yourself, and identifying the nearest grocery and liquor stores. But once you have a baby, you have to plan to tow a lot more gear with you too. The term “vacation” takes on a whole…


Mindless Family Meals

Perhaps you find yourself like many parents today, struggling to shovel dinner into your kids’ mouths as you’re schlepping them back and forth between sports practices, gymnastics meets, dance rehearsals, and various other extracurricular activities.  Or perhaps you have toddlers hanging on you throughout the day and don’t have a…