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Call the Babysitter

It’s that time again! That time where I give you a few ideas for things to do without the kids. We love the little guys but a night off here and there is good for you too. Daiquiri Flight Baco Bar is offering daiquiri flights. You can choose four of…


Parents Prefer Awards: Nominations

When you run a website dedicated to local parents and families, people tend to ask you for recommendations. Is there a preschool you love? Can you recommend an OBGYN? We get at least one question a week like this and some weeks we get many more. So we had a…


Swimming Lessons on the Northshore

Swim Lessons in Covington, LA YMCA of West St. Tammany 71256 Francis Road Covington, LA Lessons starting at six months of age. Private and semi-private available. For more information, please see their website. Swim Lessons in Hammond, LA North Cypress Fitness 1606 South Magnolia Street Hammond LA 70403 Beginner and…



Northshore Summer Camps

Featured Summer Camps special advertising section KidCam  With over 45 years running summer camps and 4 Northshore locations to attend, Kidcam knows how to make summers rock!  Parents can build their summer in a way that works for them!  Choose only the weeks you need summer camp, attend multiple locations that work…


Parents to Know: Mindy Dennis

Mindy Groce is a Montessori teacher and co-owner of Southern MagnoliaMontessori School in Abita Springs. She’s a true New Orleans girl atheart, and loves to costume and takes part in parades and festivalswhenever she can.  Mindy’s a busy lady, but graciously took the timeto  answer these questions for our feature, Parents…


Parents to Know: Katie Corkern

When you first meet Katie Corkern you will be bowled over by how sweet she is. She exudes kindness in everything she does and I’m convinced that she doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. Beneath the sweet exterior, however, is a woman of strength. She has taken on…


Parents to Know: Sunnie Wicker

If I could use one word to describe my meeting with Sunnie it would be unexpected. Having followed her online for a while I expected to meet this loud, bubbly vivacious person and the person I met with was incredibly sincere, honest and a listener. Chances are you have probably…


Why Mardi Gras Matters

“America has only three cities: New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. Everywhere else is Cleveland.” – Tennessee Williams I was born two days after Mardi Gras. A Mardi Gras where my parents stood on St. Charles Ave, my mom nine months pregnant. We did pretty much the same thing…


Parents to Know: Elsbet Hollywood

When you meet Elsbet the first thing you will notice is her welcoming, warm personality followed by a firm handshake. She is the perfect combination of southern lady and corporate attorney. Elsbet is one of those people that just makes you feel comfortable immediately. This is a trait that also makes her…