Articles by Melissa

Things to do During the Holiday Break

It’s that time of year again! When you find yourself at home with the kids for a long break and everyone is getting a little cabin fever. Here are a few places to go to have some fun over the break. Last Chance Holiday Themed Activities On the Northshore Visit…


Five Reasons my Daughters are in Girl Scouts

I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming¬†Girl Scouts Louisiana East as our newest sponsor! I was a Girl Scout when I was young, and when the opportunity came up a few years ago to enroll my own girls in Girl scouts, I jumped at the chance. Everyone knows that Girls…


My Week with Purple Hair

I’ve always been pretty normal looking. ¬†I’ve always dressed acceptably, kept my hair in a traditional style and, with the exception of a few experiments in junior high, I’ve always had blonde or red hair, or some combination of the two. That’s just me. But about 2 months ago, I…



Five Unusual Workouts You’ve Got to Try

If you are anything like me, you have a hard time getting to the gym every day to do the same old routine of cardio and weights. It’s also hard to get out and try something new, so the gang and I at Northshore Parent found some fun new workouts…


Summer Strawberry Cooler

The warm sun of summer is on it’s way and what better way to enjoy it than sitting in your backyard or on the porch with a tall glass of something refreshing? Being outside magically makes your kids behave and sleep better. Today we have a fantastic, easy recipe using…


Mini Strawberry Tarts

It’s the perfect time of year for strawberries! Despite the nasty weather, I have spotted some produce stands carrying Louisiana strawberries, and of course, the fantastic, FREE Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is this weekend. Today we have a fantastic recipe for potlucks or family parties. It comes together quickly, but it…


My Katrina Story

There are many who do not like to look back on the day Katrina hit and forever changed the course of our lives. I understand and sympathize with those people, but I don’t mind sharing my own. For me, it is a form of therapy to share my experiences and…


6 Fun Mother-Daughter Date Ideas

Some of my favorite childhood memories are of the things that my mom and I did together, just the two of us. Now that I’m all grown up and I’m the mom, I try to keep the tradition of the mother-daughter date alive with my own two girls. Sometimes the…


Tasty Easter Desserts

Most people think of jelly beans and chocolate bunnies when they think of Easter sweets, but for me, Easter brunch or lunch is a time for light, airy, fruity desserts. It’s the unofficial start of Spring and I love to include all of the fruits and flavors that are coming…