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I Put My Kid in a Halloween Costume Meant for a Dog

October 18, 2019 I love Halloween. I want to decorate now, but it’s only mid-September as I write this. That’s not too early, right? Hobby Lobby had Christmas crap out in August. My son was only 2-months-old ...

Top 5 reasons to take the family to Big Easy Con

Big Easy Con is a three-day inclusive pop culture convention celebrating the one-of-a-kind culture and people that make New Orleans one of the best cities in the world. Big Easy Jr. at Big Easy Con brings n...

JLNO’s 8th Annual Touch-a-Truck

Want to do good for the community AND give your kiddos a thrill? Check out the 8th annual Touch-a-Truck event on November 2nd!  The 8th annual Touch a Truck will provide families the ...

Parenting Corner: Raising Caring Children

September 26, 2019 Do you have to sacrifice empathy for success? The local and national news frequently includes stories involving people’s cruelty to one another, which may leave families wondering what that...

Learning Years: Raising Indecisive Kids

September 26, 2019 Good enough is sometimes good enough when it comes to anxious children. Childhood anxiety is on the rise. A constant companion of this tormentor is childhood indecisiveness, which has becom...

Personality Matters: The College Application Process

September 30, 2019 “... more than 1,000 colleges are test-optional, which evaluates students without their test scores taken into consideration.” Do colleges really want an epic personal essay about overcomin...

Hip Grannie: Cliff Notes on Changing the World

October 1, 2019 How one book turned a family into a book club. One of the cool things about our family is that we are all good readers. Papa sets the standard in reading and seems to knock off a book a few ti...

Life Lessons from Little Laveau

October 1, 2019 The latest installment in the Little Laveau series is here, and it’s the best one yet. The series is about Marie Laveau as a little girl and her adventures with the younger versions of histori...

City Invites Parents to Leadership Training Institute

The Mayor's Office of Youth and Families, the Department of Health, and Healthy Start invite parents and caregivers Thursday night to learn about the New Orleans Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). Thi...

Spotlight: Living the ‘Ween Dream

September 30, 2019 "Really, it’s transformative for these kids who have everyday issues to overcome ..." A New Orleans nonprofit shares Halloween haunts with every child. Halloween means trick-or-treating, c...

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