Activities

31 Things To Do in August

August is a pretty busy month with school starting for a large chunk of our readers, but even so, you might find yourself looking for something do do with your kids. So we give you thirty-one things to do in August. A list of ideas with one for each day…


31 Things to do in July

July is hot, but it’s also a ton of fun. Here we share one thing for each day of the month that we think are worth checking out. Note: the number corresponds with the day of the month. Head over to Covington to check out Sparks in the Park in…


Surviving a Road Trip with Small Children

Every summer, the blog posts and memes go around about how traveling with small children is not a vacation, it’s a trip. In the past few months I’ve had occasion to take several long road trips with my three (ages 5, 5 and 1) and I can absolutely confirm that…


Adult Summer Reading Comes to St. Tammany

“Exercise Your Mind. READ!” is the theme for St. Tammany Parish Library’s FIRST EVER summer reading challenge for adults.  It runs from May 20 – August 13. Starting on Friday, May 20, adults ages 18 and up can register by visiting stpl.readsquared.com or by dropping by their favorite library branch…


Thirty Things to Do in June

  Summer is here and the living is easy. Well actually, the kids are bored now and want something to do. Sigh. It’s always something, isn’t it? Here we have a fun easy list of things you can do in the month of June. Numbers correspond with the date. Free…


Six Tips to Encourage Summer Reading

  A while back, Kristin who used to write for us sent me a message asking if I knew any good tips or tricks to keep the kids reading all summer. While I did spend some time as a reading teacher many years ago, I also happen to be friends…



St. Patrick’s Day Parade Returns with Longer Route

This post is brought to you by our sponsors at The English Tea Room. The Covington St. Patrick’s Day parade is back for its second year and this time with a longer route! Last year business owners in downtown Covington decided that the area was long-overdue for an organized celebration…


Parade Packing List {Free Download}

A million years ago, before I had children, I attended a party on Thoth Sunday, that also happened to fall on Valentine’s Day. I made cupcakes for the party and, due to a late start and large crowds, and the party moving in between Thoth and Bacchus, I hauled a cupcake…