Kids Play

Kid's Play | The Historic New Orleans Collection

ur all-too-brief spring in New Orleans usually means festivals, crawfish and all things outside. Some of these events are still on hold, however we’re still looking for ways to expose kids to our culture and history. The Historic New Orleans…

Kid's Play | The Woodlands Conservancy

The flat terrain and often intense climate in these parts don’t make for the best hiking. While there’s ample green space for walks and runs, there aren’t a ton of hiking trails that offer a diversity of terrain or wildlife.…

Kids Play | Valentine's Day

I will be the first to admit that I have never been a fan of Valentine’s Day. In fact, I may be guilty of having called it the “Mardi Gras Distraction Holiday” on more than one occasion. However, as we…

Kid's Play | House Floats, Apps, Baking & More

At this point we’ve all celebrated various holidays and milestones a bit differently than in years past. Birthdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas have been socially distanced, Zoomed or even cancelled. Carnival, however, is like Christmas in that you cannot cancel it.…

City Park at Christmas

Many of us of a – ahem – certain age who grew up in New Orleans fondly remember City Park’s “Celebration in the Oaks” driving tour. A winding path of lights that ended with the entrance to the park’s walking…

Confetti Park

The past few months have had most of us scouring the internet for content to “engage” our kids. In fact, “engagement” seems to be the name of the game when it comes to inspiring young hearts and minds. Finding that…

Kids Play | ’Tis Still the (Snowball) Season

While so many of us were hoping the arrival of fall and going back to school would also bring a the return of “normal” life, that hope seems to a bit further in the horizon. In times like these there…

Kids Play: Subscription Boxes

For the average New Orleanian, August means more hot weather and going back to school. However, this school year – or at least the first half of it – promises to be a very different experience. Be it fully online, hybrid or…

Learning At Home

For me, Gov. John Bel Edwards' March 20 announcement that all schools would be closing for at least three weeks (and likely longer) now feels like it was years ago. Overnight, a new world entered my household and words like…

Hippity Hop

This year’s mild winter means that spring basically sprung before Mardi Gras. The Japanese magnolias bloomed a while ago. We already got the citrus off of the trees, and we’ve had warm temperatures for a while now. However, that doesn’t…

Fore!Kids Foundation

When my sons were young they loved memorizing the license plate designs and nicknames of each state. Of course, their favorite was Louisiana’s displaying the pelican and phrase “Sportsman’s Paradise.” It is understood “Sportsman’s Paradise” refers to the plentiful hunting…

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden

One of my favorite things about parks is how they change with the seasons. While our long summers and mild winters mean we have green year round, a visit to City Park will always surprise you with how the landscape…

Mary Queen of Vietnam Tet Celebration

During February and March, it seems as if the only event that we can focus on is Carnival – even if you’re not a fan of the purple, green and gold. As King Cakes fill up offices and classrooms, and we…

Geaux Girl!

When I was about 12 years old, my friends and I liked to walk to a neighborhood book store to buy stick candy and peruse the book selection. The owners graciously allowed us this pleasure although we never purchased anything…

Joan of Arc Parade

The beginning of Carnival season has its own milestones within every household. The first King Cake bought for the season. The change of decorations. For the Krewe de Jeanne d’Arc, however, their parade on the first day of Carnival marks…