Family Fun

{Worth the Drive} The Louisiana Children’s Museum

This post is brought to you by the Louisiana Children’s Museum. You may or may not have heard but the Louisiana Children’s Museum is making the jump from Julia Street in downtown New Orleans to gorgeous new campus in City Park. I was recently invited to do a blogger tour…



August is New Orleans Museum Month

Historically August is a slow month for tourists in New Orleans. Our unique combination of heat and humidity are apparently a bit too much for out-of-towners. Having fewer tourists, however, means that it’s the perfect time for locals to visit. To make that even easier, New Orleans Museums banded together…


Fourth of July on the Northshore

June 29th, 2019 Slidell Heritage Festival. 4:30-11PM. Heritage Park, Slidell. For more information, see the event page. Abita Springs Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. 5-10PM. Abita Trailhead. Flag retirement ceremony at 5PM. Fireworks at dusk. Light Up the Lake. 6PM. Mandeville Lakefront. For more information, see the event page. July…


Water Fun on the New Orleans Northshore

This post is brought to you by Smile Doctors For many of us, summertime means putting on your swim suit and playing in the water. Here we’ve compiled a complete list of places for water fun on the Northshore and beyond. Splash Pads Abita Trailhead In addition to the interactive…


Northshore Vacation Bible Schools

Week of June 2nd Aldersgate United Methodist, Slidell June 3rd-June 7th 9:00AM-Noon For children 3 (and potty-trained) through finished 5th grade. Theme: Roar Cost: $20/child. $40 family max. Online registration available here until 6/1 Church of the King, Mandeville June 3rd-June 7th 9AM-Noon For kids entering Kindergarten through fifth grade…


Where to Find U Pick Blueberries on the Northshore

Every summer my mother-in-law goes blueberry picking and comes home with enough blueberries to feed most of the Northshore. She eats some, freezes some, and gives them to friends. Blueberry season has just started here in south Louisiana so it’s a great time to go picking. Kids love this activity…


St. Tammany Parish Summer Reading

The St. Tammany Parish Library is over the moon with this year’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge “A Universe of Stories,” designed to inspire patrons of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. The library invites participants to launch into this astronomical adventure to read…


Northshore Cheap Summer Fun

This year’s free summer fun list is brought to you by Rapid Urgent Care, open 365 days a year–even holidays. Museums Abita Mystery House. 22275 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs. $3/person. Open 10AM-5PM seven days a week. An outrageous collection of “things” for your family to explore. Abita Springs Trailhead Museum. Abita…