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…



How Do You Teach Resilience?

No really I’m asking. Bullying. It defined my life as a middle schooler and now, having 3 kids spanning the ages 5-11, it’s again rearing its ugly head. While my children have only had minor run-ins with aggressive children, some of the stories I’ve been hearing lately are scary, tragic…


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…


These Beautiful Altars Are a Unique Louisiana Tradition

Catholicism is as ingrained into southern Louisiana culture as Mardi Gras parades and a Friday night fish fry. We ask Saint Anthony to help us find lost car keys, bury a statue of Saint Joseph in the yard when we want to sell our homes, and sprinkle holy water on…


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…


Northshore, Let’s Be Better Than This {One Mom’s Opinion}

While there are always a variety of reasons, many people move to the Northshore for an improved quality of life. We have trees, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools that are open to all. There’s free music all throughout the spring and fall, delicious food, and the housing…


Mandeville Nostalgia: Five Venues We Need Back

My family moved from the west bank of New Orleans to Mandeville in 1989 in pursuit of better educational options for my brother, Daniel, who had special needs. I had just turned 6 when we made the move, so I don’t even remember what life was like before Mandeville. This…


French Fries and Poo Slides {Mom Confession}

Northshore friends, I would like to tell you a story. I’ve told this story in the past, but never to a public audience, so it’s almost like a coming-clean after ten years of holding in my dirty little secret.  Picture it: McDonalds, Mandeville, 2012 My oldest son, Lucas, is 2…