Family Fun

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…


Boo at the Zoo {Know Before You Go}

Are you ready for Boo At The Zoo? The long-running annual event, held at the Audubon Zoo, has become a Halloween tradition for Southshore and Northshore families alike. With limited dates and consistently sold out tickets, those lucky enough to go will want to make the most of their night….


Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest {Worth the Drive}

Fall is finally upon us, though you might not be able to tell because the great thermostat in the sky hasn’t been lowered enough yet. But September is behind us, and we are firmly rooted in October, which means (among other things) it’s time for Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest. Jillian and…



Pumpkin Patches on the Northshore

This post is updated for 2019. As new information becomes available, we will update.  Covington St. Peter Parish.  Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. 125, E. 19th Avenue. Pumpkins usually arrive in mid-October  Lacombe Banting’s Nursery 26300 US-190 A large selection of pumpkins and a family photo area. Available now….



St. Tammany Parish Fair {Know Before You Go}

Ahhhh, the St. Tammany Parish Fair. That special time of year when students get the day off from school to go spend even more of their parents’ money on rides, junk food and games clearly rigged against the participants. Because who needs learning, right? As cynical as that may have…


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…


Birthday Party Guide

Here at Northshore Parent we love a good birthday party. Some of us like big, Pinterest-worthy celebrations and others like smaller affairs. Either way, throwing a birthday party is a big undertaking and that’s why we’re here to help with this Birthday Party Guide. Find all the best places for…


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…