Author: Brittany Kennedy

Montz Farm

For lots of New Orleanians, there’s nothing quite like the arrival of October. The temperatures and humidity finally start dropping, and while it may not feel quite like “fall” the way most people imagine it, that doesn’t stop us from…

A Sweet Investigation

As we head to the point of summer when we don’t remember the last time we felt cold air outdoors and our brains seem to be melting, keeping kids from falling away into heat-induced doldrums and complaining of boredom seems…

Chugging Along

If you have a child that loves trains, then the moment you walk into the Train Garden at the Botanical Garden at City Park, you know you’re going to be there a while. In fact, it quickly morphs into one of…

Arnold, Nia, Kali & Zuri

While there are elements of Audubon Zoo that New Orleanians will always want to see – kids running down Monkey Hill, the Roman Candy Man and the fact that “they all axed for you,” just to name a few – today’s…

City Putt

The sport of golf always seemed a bit dignified and, well, a bit buttoned up for a city known for people dancing in the streets and wearing tutus during the weekday. But our warm climate makes us a major destination…

Sugar Roots Farm

Most of us who grew up in New Orleans think of ourselves as “city” kids. Although we have Audubon and City parks and plenty of green space in which kids can play, New Orleans is a city, an urban center.…

“Fête Française”

In a city and state where we seem to have a festival for just about everything, it makes sense that there would be one dedicated to our French Heritage. The “Fête Française,” hosted by the Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle…

Lake Martin

Once the holiday vortex is behind us (even as we’re in the full swing of Carnival), there are times when you need to switch gears, get out of town and get a change of scenery. It is moments like these…

AHA’s Kids Heart Challenge

  When we think of the words “heart healthy,” we picture images of exercise, foods rich in omega-3s and making sure we schedule that yearly check-up. We don’t, however, usually think about our kids, and the American Heart Association is…

Avery Island

  There are times when it seems like temperatures are never going to come down in New Orleans. Then, in an instant, “fall” arrives and we enjoy such a brief, and wonderful, moment when it isn’t too hot – and not…

A Chauvin Showcase

While summer “vacation” for many people means heading to the beach or some far-off place, summer camp and other obligations can make getting away more challenging than we would like. Yet, in our own backyard – well, maybe our back bayou…

BYOB(aby)

To say that there is no greater life change than having a baby is like saying it’s hot in the summer, and for any woman who has been pregnant or had a young infant during summer in New Orleans, both…

Lafreniere Park

While we had a lovely spring this year, it seems as if we turned the corner toward summer at a fast and furious pace. Temperatures have been climbing steadily, and, as our air conditioners hum and our daily pace slows…