Education

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…


How to Wear a Blanket Scarf

Over the Christmas holidays I saw several friends receive blanket scarfs as gifts.  I also saw a lot of the same friends confused and not sure where to start with wearing them.  I did a quick picture tutorial on how to tie and wear a blanket scarf.  Follow along with…


Five Kinds of Back to School Moms

All around the area, school bells are ringing, and alarms are going off way, way WAY too early (6 am over here). With my older two officially in real school this year, I am officially a back-to school mom. I’ve noticed that there are several different types of back to…


10 Tips to Stay Organized the First Week of School

The summer is drawing to an end and everyone is setting their sights on the end of the heat, football and fall leaves in the trees…and the start of a new school year! When I start working with an organizing client in our initial meeting I talk to them about…


Navigating Nut Free

  May 8-14, 2016 is Food Allergy Awareness Week Did you know that 1 in 13 children have a food allergy? That means in an average sized class, there will be 2 children with food allergies. The 8 most common allergens are milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and…


Catch the Space Station in the Sky This Week

Where Can You See the Space Station? This week we have a fun opportunity to catch the International Space Station as it orbits earth. While the space station passes frequently, it can only be seen overhead at certain times of the year–when the space station reflects light as it travels…