kids in the Young Scholars program at work

How the Homeschooling Journey Begins

Seventeen years ago, I married my best friend and we started this journey together. Sixteen years ago, we experienced our first miscarriage, leaving us uncertain if we would ever be parents. Fifteen years ago...
tracy's kids look out at the city

Un-Naturally Yours

We had a double whammy this past week.  And just so we appreciated it extra special much, we got our faces full of that double whammy AND a tasty cherry on top in the middle of our neighborhood Walgreens.  With...
homeschooling in a park

Homeschooling on a Budget

You’ve considered homeschooling, but who can afford it?  You’d have to quit your job or cut back your hours (particularly if your little is little), and even if that isn’t true, you’d have to take the cherub(s...

Time-Share Grands 

Enjoying the fun of new grandkids, with none of the obligations In the last few years, we’ve had a population explosion in our extended New Orleans family. It’s been a lot of fun to see the Millennial Cousins ...

Fun, Spooky Sculptures at NOMA

Happy October, families! As we look forward to cooler weather, trick-or-treating, and of course, costuming, I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite spooky sculptures. Meet Spider by Louise Bourgeois! T...
Mother and Daughter Talking

The Opioid Epidemic

What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids By this time, most people know that we are in the midst of a drug-related disaster in this country. Overdose is the number one cause of death among people younger than...
bringing home a new baby

Bringing Home Baby

Adding a new family member can be hard. Here’s some help to make a smooth transition. A new baby in the house brings a lot of joy… and some challenges. For first time parents the experience is life-changing. F...

Creativity Corner with Ms. Elise

Art Museums with Kids blog by Elise Solomon   introduction by Claire Davenport   These days "getting creative" doesn't just mean playing with glue and paint, creativity is a lifestyle and a perspectiv...

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homeschool 'class' at the park

Demystifying Homeschooling

  Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers     What a zany start to my first post here for Nola Family, but I think it’s good to get this one out of the way up front.   Probably the biggest misperception folks h...