Child Safety

Top 10 Tips for a Safe Halloween

From avoiding sugar comas to decorating pumpkins without injury, we have your Top 10 tips for a safe Halloween with the kids! Don’t use a real knife for carving pumpkins.  Get a kit—it’s safer. And even wit...

Top 10 Firework Safety Tips

From the CPSC Did you know the largest age group to suffer injuries from fireworks is children ages 0-4? The second largest is children aged 5-14 years!   Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:  ...

Managing Halloween Candy

Ideas on turning candy into coupons, longer tooth brushing and sending our troops a little treat too! Here are some handy tips for managing candy after Halloween and ending the bad dreams. A little extra toot...

Social Media: Where Are The Kids Going?

It’s a fast-paced, tech-crazed teen world. #stayinformed. With three-quarters of 13 – 17-year-olds now owning Smartphones or tablets, U.S. parents’ cyber responsibilities go way beyond befriending their kids...

Preparing Your Swimmer And Keeping Them Safe

  by Marshall Love   Parents can help their children to love the water before lessons even start. Take these tips to heart: -Are you a good swimmer? If you aren’t or if you have any fear of the water, ...

Top 10 safety tips for kids at Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras safety- with kids in tow- can become an important part of your planning. We've got 10 great tips to make it work! Here are our 'essentials' to make it through parading with kids! ( and they're great...
article placeholder

Mean Friends And Pushing The Smarts

  Written by Jeanne Martin       Q: Some of my friends are doing flash cards with their kids—addition and subtraction, as well as sight words. Their kids are two years ...
children playing soccer

Getting Your Kids Into Sports Safely

Whether tots or tweens, they’re ready to play. Here’s how to make the most of team sports.   Back in our day, there were no soccer cleats for three year olds, no T-ball till at least second grade. Organized ...

Join Our Playdate

Get our parenting e-newsletter and they won’t run with scissors.





Latest NOLA family-friendly stuff


Special needs in NOLA