Outdoor fun

Can Swimming Make Your Kid Smarter?

by Erin Cohn, January 15, 2019 While many people are aware of the physical benefits of swimming, new research suggests that it can also be instrumental in early childhood brain development. Love Swimming, th...

Audubon Nature Institute announces New Director

by nola family staff, Jan. 10.2019 Audubon Nature Institute announced today that Steve Marshall, previously the Director of the El Paso City Zoo, as their new Vice President and Managing Director of Audubon Zo...

Mardi Gras Bead Alternatives

The effort to reduce our consumption of plastic Mardi Gras beads has begin, but what are the alternatives? They're not many at the moment, but here are a few people and companies trying their hand at it... Mak...

Coaching from the Sidelines

By Ann Herren, October 2018 It’s been two years, yet one Metairie mom still gets emotional recalling when another school mother approached her after their daughters’ middle school volleyball game. “Your da...

October Fall Fun & Spooktacular Times in NOLA!

by Nola Family Staff, October 2018 Fall is here and it is time to start planning your Fall Fun! Here are a few of our favorite events around NOLA! For more complete information including ticket prices and web...

Spotlight: Green Light of New Orleans

by Hannah Bonds With all the craziness of everyday life, it’s easy to forget to take care of your home: Earth. The non-profit Green Light New Orleans helps residents do their part to help save our money, city,...

The Benefits Of Outdoor Play

by Jenni Evans When your child’s attitude is headed south, what is something that almost always ‘works’ as a distraction, mood-booster or solution? Some parents may think first of a favorite toy, food (fish c...

Farmers And Arts Markets

Here's a guide to help you make a fun-filled day of it as you navigate your way around the best NOLA has to offer - great, fresh, locally sourced food, and some pretty cool arts and crafts, too!   Abit...

Streetcar Stops with the Kids

Things to know! -The standard fare is $1.25 each way, or buy a single-day ($3) or 3-day pass ($9) Jazzy Pass. -Download the RTA GoMobile app and you can pay fares instantly - no hassle of finding exact change...

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