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How to Homeschool in Louisiana

Being a parent during a global pandemic is really difficult. We are making sure everyone is safe, healthy, happy, semi entertained (has a mask!) and is fed. We are also making some pretty hard decisions with not a lot of information or guidance. One of those major decisions involves sending-or…

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Dear President Cooper: {One Mom’s Opinion}

As a lifelong resident of St Tammany, my husband and I chose to raise our family here because of the quality of life. A big factor in that quality of life is the safety of our community. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic many residents, my family included, have felt increasingly…


Bogue Chitto State Park, Franklinton, LA

Welcome to Glamping With Gigi! We are at the Bogue Chitto State Park for a few nights during the Christmas break. My husband loves to bike and was eager to check out the mountain bike trails up here. Slim and I came along to check out the campground and also…


Fourth of July on the Northshore

July 3rd, 2019 Sparks in the Park. 9PM. Bogue Falaya Park. The park will be closed to the public. Fireworks will be launched from the front of the park. New Hampshire Street from Boston to Theard and Boston to Rutland will be closed to allow for chairs and proper social distancing….



Can We Kill End of the Year Awards Already?

When I was a senior in high school, the student body voted me  “Most Musical (Girl)”. This wasn’t because I could play or even read music. It’s because I had a sad, obvious, and very unreciprocated crush on an actual musician (drummer- what a thirst trap) and I maturely expressed…


Kayaking on the Northshore

I have never kayaked before.  I am not the best at nature nor am I very coordinated. I remember flipping over a canoe as a kid. I was quite nervous to take the plunge and go kayaking, but my daughter and I were pleasantly surprised at how easy it was…


I Didn’t Lose My Hair to Cancer, But I Cut it Off Anyway

Survivor’s guilt is real. If you’ve been following my story on Northshore Parent, then you know that I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in November. I’ve traveled a long road since then – appointments, tests, needles – all leading to a February mastectomy with reconstruction with tissue from…