Where to Find U Pick Blueberries on the Northshore

Note for 2022: Blueberry picking typically begins Memorial Day weekend. This year the berries seem a little slow to mature so many farms aren’t quite ready. Every summer my mother-in-law goes blueberry picking and comes home with enough blueberries to feed most of the Northshore. She eats some, freezes some,…


Sunflower U Pick {Know Before You Go}

There’s just something about sunflowers. They are like miniature suns, radiating light and joy when they bloom. They make you smile. And imagine being surrounded by a field of them; rows upon rows of huge sunflowers, as far as the eye can see. This little piece of heaven exists just…


Parents to Know 2022

Being a parent is a ton of work. There are lunches to make, school projects to supervise, diapers to change, doctor’s appointments to make, and on and on. And while I love a good “40 under 40” post I also have a ton of admiration for people who maintain their…


Northshore Cheap Summer Fun

This year’s free summer fun list is brought to you by Rapid Urgent Care, open 365 days a year–even holidays. Museums Abita Mystery House. 22275 Hwy. 36, Abita Springs. $5/person. Open 10AM-5PM seven days a week. An outrageous collection of “things” for your family to explore. Read more about the…





Why is Such a Bad Idea Coming From Mandeville? {One Mom’s Opinion}

Like many of you, I moved to the Northshore for the schools. My husband graduated from Mandeville Schools and it served him well in both college and adulthood. I hoped that this same high-quality education would be available to my children. We researched school districts before finally choosing an area…



How to Do Cool Zoo

Summer is here and in full effect with the heat, humidity and ever present afternoon pop up showers. In Louisiana, with the typical summers we have, the smart move would be to head for the coolest place we can find (anywhere with air conditioning!) but being from the south we…