Lifestyle »

Brown always been passionate about being hair dresser

Brown always been passionate about being hair dresser

Editor April 12, 2013 Comments Off

  SLIDELL — Since age 12, Megan Brown knew she wanted to be a hair dresser. Even before she was a teenager, Brown said being at a hair salon was her favorite place to

Read More »
Riding a bike should be something all kids get to do

Riding a bike should be something all kids get to do

Editor April 12, 2013 Comments Off

My kids love riding their bikes. My 5-year-old daughter received a “Littlest Pet Shop” bike for Christmas. It’s blue with a basket in front, streamers on the handlebars, and bizarre-looking kitties on the body.

Read More »
Here are some ‘real’ facts about this honest woman

Here are some ‘real’ facts about this honest woman

Editor April 7, 2013 Comments Off

My girlfriends and I were channeling Oprah recently and talking about being our authentic selves, living an authentic life, and being vulnerable in order to enrich relationships. To be honest, I don’t really know

Read More »
Trying to figure out what I’m doing with No. 4

Trying to figure out what I’m doing with No. 4

Editor March 30, 2013 Comments Off

So I have four kids now. Luke Edward was born March 10, weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces, He was 22 1/4 inches long. “MY GOSH your kids have huge heads!” said my OB immediately

Read More »
Carrone, now 100, still Slidell’s big jokester

Carrone, now 100, still Slidell’s big jokester

Editor March 22, 2013 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — As a room full of well-wishers listened to 100-year-old Walter Carrone thank everyone for coming to his birthday party at Heritage Manor, Warren still seemed to

Read More »
Hubby not mushy-type with pregnancy

Hubby not mushy-type with pregnancy

Editor March 2, 2013 Comments Off

A bit of warning. From here on, it’s All Pregnancy, All the Time. With a little bit of discomfort and bitterness thrown in. If you’re bothered by any of these things, just move along,

Read More »
Mardi Gras parades with three youngins isn’t easy

Mardi Gras parades with three youngins isn’t easy

Editor February 23, 2013 Comments Off

We took the children to a handful of Mardi Gras parades this year. Like, three. And two of those parades were on the same day (Dionysus and Perseus). We made it to zero night

Read More »
Lacombe priest to be celebrated for impact on community

Lacombe priest to be celebrated for impact on community

Editor February 21, 2013 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE — Adrien Rouquette will forever be remembered as a great example of the spirit that dwells in the community of Lacombe—and one community supporter is trying to

Read More »
‘Guilty Mom’ seems part of the routine by now

‘Guilty Mom’ seems part of the routine by now

Editor February 9, 2013 Comments Off

Welcome to Motherhood. Here’s a nice, warm glass of guilt. I have been plagued by guilt lately. As I enter my ninth month of pregnancy with my fourth child, my standards regarding, well, pretty

Read More »
Project Graduation thanks local sponsors

Project Graduation thanks local sponsors

Editor February 2, 2013 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Slidell/Pearl River Project Graduation is celebrating its 20th year of festivities and appreciates all of the sponsors and volunteers they have for the 2013 celebrations. The group’s motto is, “If just one

Read More »
Baby naming is really tough with opposite husband

Baby naming is really tough with opposite husband

Editor January 26, 2013 Comments Off

So here I am, eight months along with Baby #4, and it’s time to talk baby names. I hate naming babies. There’s so much pressure involved! I mean, this little person has to bear

Read More »
One day I’ll have more square footage

One day I’ll have more square footage

Editor January 13, 2013 Comments Off

I have the seven year itch. With my house. It’s driving me bonkers. When my husband and I first built it, I was convinced it was the best house in all of America. We

Read More »
What resolutions will I break this year?

What resolutions will I break this year?

Editor December 28, 2012 Comments Off

In honor of 2013, I bring to you the top 10 most commonly broken new year’s resolutions, as named by Time magazine. Which one will you choose to break this year? (How about all

Read More »
Slidell hosts 2nd Racing Pigeon Show for surprisingly popular sport

Slidell hosts 2nd Racing Pigeon Show for surprisingly popular sport

Editor December 24, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Pigeon racing. Who knew? That’s the reaction by many when they learn about the Greater New Orleans Racing Combine, which held the 2nd annual Racing Pigeon

Read More »
Oh, Christmas tree; what a chore

Oh, Christmas tree; what a chore

Editor December 10, 2012 Comments Off

Let’s talk Christmas trees, shall we? We put ours up the day after Thanksgiving. Faithful readers (hi, Mom!) will recall there was much drama involving throwing out our old, fake tree and visiting multiple

Read More »
CAMELLIA CRAZE: 62nd show returns to auditorium

CAMELLIA CRAZE: 62nd show returns to auditorium

Editor December 10, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — There was a great feeling of excitement for members of the Ozone Camellia Club this past Saturday, as they returned to the Slidell Municipal Auditorium after

Read More »
Christmas with the Swensons

Christmas with the Swensons

Editor November 30, 2012 Comments Off

We decorated the house for Christmas this past weekend. It’s mostly done. I still have to vacuum the rogue pine needles from all over my house, and small broken Christmas ball bits remain embedded

Read More »
Remembering those baby moments fade too fast

Remembering those baby moments fade too fast

Editor November 18, 2012 Comments Off

My two-year-old son does this adorable thing at bedtime. Adorable to me, anyway. He waves at me when I leave him in his room. I tuck him into his little toddler bed, kiss his

Read More »
Slidell girl, 11, upbeat in face of lifelong challenge

Slidell girl, 11, upbeat in face of lifelong challenge

Editor November 9, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — It is very cliché’ when some individuals claim they have dealt with a problem “my entire life.” For Emily Clarke, it’s simply the fact. The 11-year-old

Read More »
Ronnie Kole inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame during emotional ceremony

Ronnie Kole inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame during emotional ceremony

Editor November 9, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Music legend Ronnie Kole celebrated his induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on Sunday at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. “Trying to say what my

Read More »