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Ballet Apetrei Celebrates 30th Anniversary Nutcracker Performances

Ballet Apetrei, St. Tammany’s own resident ballet company, is celebrating the 30th anniversary of delighting local audiences with the holiday classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Performances are this weekend at Mandeville High School, with shows on Friday Nov 30 at 7pm and on Saturday, December 1 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets are…


Tropical Storm Gordon Closures

All St. Tammany parish public schools are closed 9/4/18 and 9/5/18 All St. Tammany parish Catholic schools are closed 9/4/18 All St. Tammany parish libraries will be closed on 9/4/18 Non-Emergency offices of St. Tammany parish government will be closed 9/4/18 All Tangipahoa parish schools will be closed 9/5/18 Abita…


Five Things I Learned as a New Allergy Parent

We recently found out one of my children has a severe allergy to fire ant bites. After one evening playing outside with neighbors, my child became erratic and crazy and covered head to toe in hives about 20 minutes after being bitten by a fire ant. All six of the…


Southern Charm NOLA Review

I am an admitted Bravo Fan Girl.  I have been watching the network since they started the first Real Housewives of OC. I am addicted to their reality TV and have always personally wanted a Real Housewives of New Orleans franchise. So I was excited with they started the Southern…


Don’t Judge Me by My Looks

Last weekend I was at church with my family.  As we filed one by one into the pew, my 2-year-old hit her head.  Then the three-month-old started to cry. We, as usual, felt like a spectacle. The lady sitting directly in front of us looked back at me with a…


Grandparents Behaving Badly

Every once in a while it’s good to know you aren’t alone when dealing with difficult relatives. And when you start raising children, things you used to overlook seem a lot more important. We asked our friends and readers for a few examples of grandparents behaving badly so we could…



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),…


Great Places for Kid Haircuts on the Northshore

When my family moved to the Northshore, I knew we needed to find new doctors, the location of the nearest local library, and neighborhood restaurants that were friendly to our young and often boisterous family. We recently ran into a new “new” that we needed – a salon or barber…


Own a Piece of the Big Easy with 1201 Canal Street

This post is brought to you by 1201 Canal Place and Online Optimism.  Have you ever dreamed of having your own little place in New Orleans? A getaway spot or maybe a permanent residence? Well 1201 Canal Street might be just what you need. Located in the old Krauss building,…