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Sometimes You Just Have to Dig Deep

Every nine weeks, my son’s school recognizes the students who meet their reading goals with a party. The party includes a game certificate to a place that offers arcade games, pizza, and a hundred school kids (or more) running around with no shoes hyped up on sugary sodas and enthusiasm. Tuesday night at supper, my son […]

5th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway

Disclosure :: The Mardi Gras Mambo giveaway has been sponsored by the participating businesses below. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources it requires to effectively compile a post of this complexity, but all opinions expressed here are our own. 5th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway King cakes, beads and marching bands are […]

This Week’s Top Dining News

A truck theft at Haydel’s, Coming attractions & more METAIRIE— Some crazy person stole a truck belonging to Haydel’s and now the bakery is asking for help recovering the vehicle with promises of one free king cake/week for a year, Ann Maloney reports. Show More Summary

28 Great New Orleans Craft Beer Destinations

Check out where to go to get your brew on in 2017. The New Orleans craft beer scene continues to boom, with plenty of great spots to sample both local and hard-to-find craft brews. It's been a while since the last update, so there are...Show More Summary

Parenting Approaches to Growing Self-Control

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Growing Self-Control Self-control can seem elusive to parents who have spent time chasing young children in the park who aren’t ready to leave, scrubbed crayon marks off walls, and watched a toy launched across the room by a frustrated toddler. Many moms and dads can […]

5 Reasons Thank You Notes Are Non-Negotiable In My Home

I am indeed that mom. The one that sends handwritten thank you notes for everything. If you’ve brought a meal to my home, a gift to my kids or celebrated my birthday then you know. No, I am not trying to make anyone else look bad. No, I do not have extra hours in my day. […]

35 Essential French Quarter Dining Experiences

No fail spots for every dining situation in the Vieux Carre So you've never been to the French Quarter. First of all, welcome. Second of all, do not just immediately head to Bourbon street. Instead, Eater NOLA suggests approaching the Vieux Carre with an eye for the must-visit spots, from the oldest bars in America to hidden tiki oases to...okay... Show More Summary

Restaurants & Events Are Vastly Improving New Orleans' Beer Scene in 2017

New Orleans is well known for restaurants with fantastic wine lists as well as a thriving cocktail scene. With the rise of breweries and beer culture in Louisiana, however, both chefs and brewers have been exploring the the culinaryShow More Summary

My 10 Minute Makeup Routine :: Devoting Time to Yourself

Growing up, my mom and grandmother never left the house without looking put together. Hair fixed, always a little blush, mascara and lipstick. I learned from their example, which is why I’ll never let myself go. I LOVE my boys and being a mom. But I completely resonated with a post Emily wrote that motherhood doesn’t […]

A New Burger & Beer Hub Lands Uptown From Creole Cuisine Bros

Bayou Burger is home of The Gleason burger Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts opens a new location of its burger and sports bar spot The Bayou Burger & Sports Company at 3226 Magazine Street (in the former Salu space) on January 19.Show More Summary

Read More Books (Tips When You Have No Time or Energy)

Last year I read 50 books — that’s right, 5-0. I set a goal to read that many, and I reached it. Whether you’re hoping to finish 1 book this year, or 50+ like me, you probably hit the same road blocks I do. Reading takes time and energy–something all moms are lacking these days. […]

Tulane Avenue & Broad Street Area Is Nola’s Latest ‘Food Frontier’

Lots of options near the new medical corridor This week, restaurant critic Ian McNulty turns an eye toward an array of small eateries popping up in the Mid City blocks near the giant new medical corridor. Brand new eateries like Marjie’s...Show More Summary

Dear Husband, I See You

Not so long ago we had a hard talk about me seeing right through you. I think it’s time I told you what I do see. I see you working long days teaching, coaching, and caring for other people’s children and then jumping right in to do the same for your own … even when […]

Under House Arrest :: Cold and Flu Season with A Preemie

It’s cold and flu season! Have you washed your hands? Have you been around someone who was recently sick? Is your child up to date on their vaccines? These and a million other questions race through my mind on a daily basis since bringing my 2nd micro-preemie home last month. There is nothing more that […]

The First Night in Our New House

My Little One, Tonight is the first night in our new house. The walls are bare, and the smell of fresh paint still lingers. The space echoes with emptiness because most of our things are still carefully packed away in boxes. My back aches with exhaustion because it’s been a day full of heavy lifting, […]

New Orleans Best Barbecue Spots

Freshly updated for 2017 In case you've been living under a rock, the New Orleans barbecue scene is booming. It wasn't so long ago that the closest thing to barbecue found in local restaurants were barbecue shrimp— so not the same thing—...Show More Summary

Local Science and Nature Projects For Wintertime Blues

Right about this time of year, my imagination slows to the metabolic pace of a sloth, and I run out of ideas  and motivation to keep us actively learning at home. For my son and I, exploring outdoors is the ultimate weekend fun – but only if we don’t have to lug around coats and hats (as […]

Big Flavors For The Win At Toups South

Plus, Bar Frances irons out kinks and more Helen Freund says Chef Isaac Toup’s “straddles excess and refinement” at Toups South: With thick, fried pork chops served on a butcher block, grilled gulf tuna paired with a hearty ragu, and a gargantuan skillet cookie, brash dishes threaten to overrun the menu. Show More Summary

Nola’s Airport Dining Is Going To Rule By 2018

Besh, Susan Spicer, Emeril, Cure Co & more on board Unbelievable news for New Orleans travelers this week, with Katherine Sayre reporting that the new $807 million terminal heading to Louis Amstrong New Orleans International AirportShow More Summary

La 23 BBQ Debuts Bigger Digs in Belle Chasse

New Orleans has reached peak smokiness Well, its safe to say that New Orleans barbecue scene has reached peaked smokiness with the start of 2017. Belle Chasse barbecue shack LA 23 BBQ has just debuted its larger new digs, Todd PriceShow More Summary

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