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50+ Cute Winnie the Pooh Party Ideas

I have been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh since I was a little girl. Like most kids, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and all of our favorite characters from the […]

Mardi Gras Preschool Activity
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Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun! Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have some Mardi Gras Preschool […]

Mardi Gras In Jefferson Parish
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2024 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

To help you get ready for Mardi Gras 2024 we put together the Jefferson Parish 2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule! Krewe of Driftwood This neighborhood parade in Kenner is one of our favorites. The parade […]

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2024 MARDI GRAS EVENTS IN PENSACOLA

Mardi Gras is of our family’s favorite times of the year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola in 2017, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing […]

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Pumpkin Patches In New Orleans (Updated for 2023)

Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here is a list of pumpkin patches in New Orleans. Pumpkin Patches in Jefferson Parish: St. Martin’s Episcopal […]

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75+ Cute and Fun Disney Pumpkins to Make this Halloween

It’s August, which means it’s basically spooky season and time for ALL the pumpkins. Mickey pumpkins, regular pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, painted pumpkins, carved pumpkins… you get it, right? ALL the pumpkins.  And because we love everything Disney, […]

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CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS – ON ETSY!

Christmas is just about 6 months away! I swear it gets here sooner every year. The rest of the year will go by in a blur between the kids going back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and […]

Mardi Gras Treats to make at home
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FUN MARDI GRAS TREATS YOU CAN MAKE

It’s Carnival Time! Outside of Christmas, this is my favorite time of year! I love Mardi Gras and all things purple, green, and gold. And while king cake is the star of the show food-wise. […]

Mardi Gras Health Tips
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TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

It’s Carnival Time!  King cakes, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses, Covid, RSV, the flu, and other viruses going around, staying healthy is a top priority. Here are seven tips for staying […]

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Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Celebrate Mardi Gras with toddlers and preschoolers with a Mardi Gras Sensory Bin. Sensory bins are great for little ones to explore textures and all of their senses. They are also a good way to incorporate a little […]

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MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids is through art. Preschoolers love to paint, and it’s more about the process for them than it is about the finished product. That’s why this Mardi Gras bead […]

Easy DIY Mini King cake
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Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where […]

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SINGLE PARENTING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Being a parent in general for the holidays is difficult and stressful.  We have so much pressure on us. We have to find the perfect gifts, host parties, find the most perfect outfits, and much more.   I used […]

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Adorable Disney Halloween Finds On Etsy

Spooky season is here, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is in full swing at Walt Disney World. This means Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time for Mickey Pumpkins, Villains, and Hitchhiking […]