Education

A Letter to My Fellow Moms

Can we have a serious conversation, please? I want to know that I see you. I see you online. I see you in Moms groups. I see you smiling in the face of myself and my child, but I don’t see you when I need you most. You see, some…





Don’t Let Your Kids Slide Through Summer

Are you worried about the Summer Slide? I’m not talking about water slides or playground slides. I’m talking about the summer slide that leads to learning loss in reading (and math). Your child probably made significant achievement gains last school year, but without keeping those skills fresh, many students lose…


How Should St. Tammany Parish Schools Grow?

In the past few months we’ve had quite the rumbling (read: SHOUTING) about the rapid growth in the western side of the St. Tammany Parish School District. More specifically, the Madisonville area and Mandeville High school. Currently, all of Madisonville has the following Schools: Madisonville Elementary (PK-2), Lancaster Elementary (3-5),…



Six Routines to Help You Rock the Start of School

Several of us at Northshore Parent have children starting Kindergarten this year. To get prepared, we asked veteran school teacher Sue Morgan to tell us what parents can do to help their kids be successful in school. Her answers may surprise you! —————————————————- These are some tips for the beginning…


The B Word: Making (and mostly) Sticking to a Budget

Nobody likes that dreadful “B” word: budget. It’s no fun, and needing one can imply carelessness and irresponsibility. We’re adults so we’re obviously responsible, right? Well, friends, I’ll confess that I am a shopaholic. We have a space issue where we live and on more than one occasion, I have…


How to Choose a Preschool

Choosing a daycare or preschool for your child can be one of the most stressful decisions a parent makes. Leaving your child when they are very young is always difficult and it can be even harder when you are leaving them for long stretches with someone who is basically a…