broken Christmas balls

Wreck the Halls

Boughs of holly and other perils of the holiday season   Sure, you've got the gates in place, the latches on, and you know all about stove safety. But the holidays are like the American Ninja Warrior of child...

Spotlight: HeartGift

A parent will do anything to ensure the health of her child. This was no different for Norma, whose son was diagnosed at nine months with a congenital heart defect. Twice a year she would leave her home, nestle...
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The Wiggle Room: Fidget Spinners

What’s behind the popular classroom craze?Pediatric occupational therapists (OTs) are constantly recommending various fidget tools for patients with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. It has take...
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Halloween at Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Volunteers from local Spirit Halloween stores, patients and families to celebrate Halloween at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans “Spirit of Children provides kids in hospitals with much-needed play and distra...

Hiring the right Sitter

It can be a leap of faith, trusting that you've hired the right sitter.  When Lori Coulter of Mid-City first left her nine-month-old twins with a sitter, she was calm, albeit a bit anxious. “I either had my ph...

Tips for Festival Season Health

Spring is here, and in New Orleans, that means festival season is upon us. The hot New Orleans sun, allergies, and overindulgence can really wear you out in the spring. But there are many ways to stay healthy a...

Bikes, Trikes and Tykes

We’ve got the best bets for a family bicycling adventure in New Orleans and beyond             New Orleans is known for great outdoor fun. From festivals to the bayous, from Audubon Zoo to City Park, locals ha...

5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Don't use a real knife for carving pumpkins. Get a kit - it's safer. And even with a kit, don't let kids under age 14 carve the pumpkin. Instead, let your child draw the design with a marker, and you carve. ...

Happy, Healthy and Holistic

  How these local parents are taking a natural approach to treating their children’s illnesses                        Tammy Fisse had nearly given up on finding a treatment that would help soothe her dau...