Resources for New Parents in New Orleans

Resources for New Parents in New Orleans

When my first son was six weeks old, we started attending the free Tuesday morning Snuggles and Struggles group at the Parenting Center...religiously. For me, it was a reason to get dressed and out of the house with my infant, ...

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The Big Latch On at Zuka Baby

The Big Latch On at Zuka Baby

ZukaBaby loves breastfeeding and wants to see you and your baby for The Big Latch On! What is the Big Latch On?The Big Latch On is a community-building event held every August, to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week where groups of ...

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August is Museum Month in New Orleans

August is Museum Month in New Orleans

Grab the kids and get some culture! August is the month to get out and explore 16 awesome museums in New Orleans during Museum Month. New Orleans Museum Month is a collaboration between museums of all sizes across the greater ...

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Seven Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Seven Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Most parents are a bit skeptical of the idea of taking toddlers, preschoolers or younger school age children to an art museum. Why would anyone take young kids there? Lots of reasons! Exposing them to art early can instill a ...

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July and August Summer Camps in New Orleans

July and August Summer Camps in New Orleans

Do you need a camp for the last week of July and part of August? Check out our list of some of the remaining camps in town with week long sessions happening in July and August. THRU JULY 31CAC Summer ...

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Movie Specials for Kids this Summer In New Orleans

Movie Specials for Kids this Summer In New Orleans

It's hot...and only going to get a lot hotter as the summer rolls on in New Orleans. Air conditioning sure is a welcome amenity when trying to keep the little ones entertained. So, why not hit up all the kid's ...

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A Spoonful of Sugar

A Spoonful of Sugar

At A Spoonful of Sugar, their main goal is to give children the social skills to last a lifetime. Classes in both etiquette and basic cooking for children are offered in their brand new space in Lakeview. Manners classes are ...

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Cool Treat - Frozen Yogurt Bites

Cool Treat - Frozen Yogurt Bites

As the temperatures soar this July, cool off with this yummy summer treat! Frozen Yogurt Bites bring all the appeal of ice cream packed into a healthy, bite-sized snack. These Frozen Yogurt Bites can be customized with your favorite flavors ...

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Summer Science: Ice and Salt Experiment

Summer Science: Ice and Salt Experiment

Incorporate a little learning into your summer with a fun science experiment that explores the properties of ice and salt. This project has a simple supply list, requires no prep, and has little clean up. The perfect project for an ...

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Free Specialty Health Services for Children

Your child's health is a major priority as a parent. Good health ensures your child continues to grow and develop. But healthcare is expensive and often a major source of stress and confusion. A lot of families fall into the ...

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Free Immunizations in June

The Greater New Orleans Immunization Network (GNOIN) was created in April 1998 when Christian Health Ministries partnered with several area hospitals to implement an immunization program for the children of Metropolitan New Orleans. The program focused on increasing the immunization ...

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Summer Throwback: "Classic" Outdoor Games

Summer Throwback: "Classic" Outdoor Games

Think back to the summer when you were eight or nine. Does it bring back memories of gathering with all the kids on the neighborhood and playing games in someone's backyard (or across several yards!) until the street lights came ...

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FREE - Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block

FREE - Kohl's Happiest Baby on the Block

Expectant parents or parents of a newborn? Learn how to make your baby the happiest baby on the block! Using Dr. Harvey Karp's research, the parent educators at Children's Hospital's Parenting Center will teach parents of newborns calming techniques proven ...

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Build By Ear Workshop at the French Market

Build By Ear Workshop at the French Market

Build By Ear is an exciting new workshop developed by PlayBuild to show how music, architecture and a littlecreativity can be used hand-in-hand to re-imagine the world around us. The great news is that PLAYBUILD NOLAwill host free monthly Build ...

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When You Wish Entertainment

When You Wish Entertainment

Lisa and Adam Horwitz created When You Wish Entertainment in 2013 because they wanted to provide the greater New Orleans area with the highest quality, top of the line, authentic princess, super hero, and animated entertainers for birthday parties and ...

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Earn Service Hours with Second Harvest Food Bank

Earn Service Hours with Second Harvest Food Bank

Volunteers Needed Starting June 1st!Second Harvest Food Bank is seeking many volunteers to assist in their Community Kitchen this summer. Volunteers must be 15 or older to sign up for Community Kitchen shifts. This is a great opportunity to earn ...

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Greater New Orleans' Best Public High Schools

Education is one of the greatest gifts we give our children. So choosing the right school for them tends to be on the top of our list. The more we know about our choices in schools, the better we can ...

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Make Creative Memories with Your Family at NOMA in 2015

Make Creative Memories with Your Family at NOMA in 2015

NOMA begins 2015 with a variety of ways for families to experience art together! NEW! |Family Art Workshops | Select Sundays 2 -; 3 pm This spring, sharpen your drawing skills by creating projects inspired by NOMA's collection. Led by ...

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Family Nature Club at Audubon Zoo

Family Nature Club at Audubon Zoo

In 2015 the Audubon Zoo is connecting your family to nature in even more ways by offering family-centered nature-based play with their all new FREE Family Nature Club at Audubon Zoo and Audubon Park. What is Family Nature Club? This ...

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Critter Cinema at the Louisiana SPCA

Critter Cinema at the Louisiana SPCA

Critter Cinema at the LA/SPCA is great fun for animal-loving, pizza-eating, movie-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with kitties and canines, enjoying great G-rated critter movies, making friends with other young animal lovers, ...

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Parents of Children Ages 3 - 6 year old

Parents of Children Ages 3 - 6 year old

Researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans & Children's Hospital are seeking participants for an MRI research study to help us learn about the brain bases of language and motor system interactions. We are looking for: ...

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West Bank of New Orleans Stay-at-Home Moms Playgroup

West Bank of New Orleans Stay-at-Home Moms Playgroup

Do you ever feel like you are the only mom staying home during the day? Joining a playgroup is a great way to make new friends for you and your little ones. These are just some of the things that ...

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Everyone Loves a Good Story

Everyone Loves a Good Story

Public library storytimes welcome young children up to 5 years of age with their parent/caregiver. You may want to check one of these websites for a specific branch you'd like to visit. For storytimes and activities, go to www.nutrias.org or ...

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Infant & Toddler Development Project

Infant & Toddler Development Project

Congratulations on your infant! The Infant & Toddler Development Project, under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Lockman, is currently conducting several research projects with children ages 1 month to 2 years with respect to how children play with objects and ...

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Fussy Baby Network New Orleans & Gulf Coast

Fussy Baby Network New Orleans & Gulf Coast

Got a fussy baby?There is no quick fix-but there is help. Call the Fussy Baby Network® New Orleans & Gulf Coast, a program for parents who have concerns about their baby's fussiness during the first year of life. Services are ...

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Get Creative with Studio KIDS at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Get Creative with Studio KIDS at the New Orleans Museum of Art

Studio KIDS! explores art! Each Saturday students ages 5 -; 10 will go on a safari in NOMA's galleries to see how cultures all over the world represent animals. Each class will focus on a different medium so that participants ...

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Mommy and Me Mornings!

Mommy and Me Mornings!

Palm Tree Playground's Mommy and Me group meets every Tuesday morning. This group is for moms with children five-years-old and younger. We will host local speakers to discuss a wide range of topics and give mini-classes including: baby proofing, lactation ...

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STORYQUEST at the New Orleans Museum of Art

STORYQUEST at the New Orleans Museum of Art

STORYQUEST at the New Orleans Museum of Art is offered to children and their parents as a way of sparking imagination, creativity, and a love of reading. Professional authors, actors and artists bring the world of children's literature to NOMA ...

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Jefferson Parish Library Summer Reading Program

Jefferson Parish Library Summer Reading Program

Sign your child up for the Summer Reading Program at the library! What a great way to engage kids in reading while having fun along the way. It's totally free and participants who read 10 books get prizes! The program ...

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Orleans Parish Library Summer Reading Program

Orleans Parish Library Summer Reading Program

New Orleans Public Library's 2015 super-hero themed Summer Reading Program offers something for everyone! Each of the 14 library locations will host free events for children, teens, and adults throughout June and July. Beat the summer reading slump by reading ...

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Public Nature Walks by NORDC

Public Nature Walks by NORDC

Need a break from the city? Craving nature? This seems like a nice outing for moms who are free on Tuesdays and have little ones that are up for a walk outdoors.Experience the wonders of nature in our own back ...

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Volunteer Opportunity for Teens at NOMA's Art Camp

Volunteer Opportunity for Teens at NOMA's Art Camp

Hey teens! Like art and working with kids?NOMA seeks enthusiastic, hard-working, creative teen volunteers to become art camp counselors. Volunteering in NOMA's summer art camps provides teens with professional experience in an art classroom environment. Teens will not only learn ...

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Welcome Baby!

Welcome Baby!

Babies don't come with manuals, and when a newborn first arrives, parents are often at a loss for what to do and when to do it. Should I run to the baby every time he/she cries? How often should I ...

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