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There are tons of family friendly things to do in New Orleans with kids. Here are some of my favorites. These are my kids enjoying the attractions. New Orleans City Park This is a MUST do if you are looking for things to do in New Orleans with kids and stay on a tight budget! We had a blast! All of these fun things are in the city park. Enter the park and spend hours...

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS®2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences, and photos shared here are all my own. I am sharing my healthy tips for the summer and free printable coupons for a healthy summer. You guys, It is SUMMER! I am so excited for extra time with my kids and lots of time in the sun. We spend a crazy amount of time in the sun. Since we moved, we are exploring the Louisiana beaches...

Cypremont Pointe State Park was our next stop while exploring Louisiana. We were told that this is the place to go. Coming from Houston and being regular visitors to Galveston Island, we were a little skeptical of the Louisiana beaches that they told us about. Cypremont Pointe State Park  is right outside of Lydia and New Iberia, LA. Close enough for an easy drive out to the water, but far enough to feel like you are on a mini vacation. Nestled in deep behind the bayous and trees of Louisiana, down a long and winding road, we  came...

This past weekend we made a quick trip up the coast to Gulfport, MS. If you are looking for a perfect beach getaway, this is it. If you are thinking of visiting Gulfport Mississippi, you will not be disappointed. Here are a few highlights from our trip. The drive was about 3.5 hours from our town outside of Lafayette. It was a nice, scenic drive and we were able to...

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1. Get there early! This is #1 because it was the biggest tip I have for you! Arrive at the park about 45 minutes before it opens. They will start taking tickets and passes about 20 minutes before the park opens so you have time to walk to Aquatica and put on sunscreen before they open. Best of all we were at the front of the lines and that meant very little waiting! Not only do you get in early but you get to enjoy the park before everyone arrives. We arrived before it opened and it did not fill up until 2 hours after opening. This meant...

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