Articles by Katy


Lenten Fish Fries on the Northshore

For some denominations, Fridays in Lent means no meat. Many churches aim to help you out by offering a Friday Fish Fry where you can purchase fried catfish or other seafood and save yourself the trouble of having to cook something. As a bonus, most of these events are also…



Whitney Plantation {Know Before You Go}

I grew up in the New Orleans area, so plantation tours were pretty much required at some point. I can’t tell you exactly which plantations I visited, but I know I toured a few. Sunnie and I visited the Myrtles a few months ago, and that was pretty similar to…


St. Patrick’s Day Activities on the Northshore

March 12th, 2022 Shamrock Sprint Benefiting Kelly Kicking Cancer. 7AM. Covington Trailhead. For more information on registration please see the event page. Covington St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Block Party. Downtown Covington. For more information and a map of route please see the event page. March 13th, 2022 St. Patrick’s…


Parade Safety: What You Need to Know

Mardi Gras is back. Hooray! Most of us are happy about this and ready to hit the streets for the greatest free show on earth. It is, however, advisable that everyone take some basic safety precautions when at the parades. The good folks at Lakeview Regional Hospital have gotten together…


Where to Find Gluten-Free King Cake

This post is updated for 2022. If you see something that needs correcting or have some place to add, please leave us a comment or email katy@northshoreparent.com. Every year a lot of people ask us about gluten free king cakes. It’s not surprising, many people these days are avoiding gluten…


Northshore King Cake Guide

This year’s King Cake Guide is brought to you by Rapid Urgent Care, open seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year–even holidays. Editor’s Note: this post is updated for 2022. Most of the time I’ve been able to confirm that the information is correct, but please…


Northshore Parade Schedule

January 8th King’s Day Parade and Party. 2PM. Mandeville Lakefront. Event features the Mandeville Milkshakers. Celebration afterwards at the Mandeville Trailhead. For more information, please see the event page. St. John’s Fools of Misrule. 6PM. A Twelfth Night Marching Club they march in the streets of downtown Covington beginning at…