Outdoor fun

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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5 Must-Knows for Swimming Success this Summer

by Nola Family Staff Take the Plunge - Is Your Child Ready for Swimming at Camp?   1. Overnight and Day Camps Camps almost always require campers to pass a swim test in order to participate in water activit...

The Sno-down: the best snoball stands in New Orleans

by nola family staff  It doesn’t matter how you spell it – Sno-Balls, Snowballs or Snoballs – the icy creation is one of the most beloved culinary traditions in New Orleans, taking its rightful place alongside...

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