September 21, 2017

Evacuation Tips for the Entire Family

I love summer but I dread hurricane season. I read an article that said 2014 may be a slow season for the Gulf Coast, but I clearly remember in years past that the years they predicted to be extremely active were very slow. Let’s be prepared no matter what they forecast!   . Get your […]

Take the Safe Summer Boating Pledge

Life Jacket Clip ArtHere in Louisiana, many families will enjoy this July 4th weekend by spending time on the water. The lakes will soon be crowded with boaters enjoying their favorite fishing holes.  Please take the time to join the National Safe Boating Council and sign the Safe Summer Pledge to wear your life jacket and practice safe boating habits. Sadly, many fatalities on the […]

Hurricane Katrina 8/29/05

Five years ago today, the city of New Orleans was beaten and battered by Hurricane Katrina. Since then our city has been in the process of rebuilding. There are some bright spots to be noted. The charter school system is improving education standards in the city and ground is about to broken on a new […]

Vacation Hangover

I am trying to recover from a “vacation hangover.” I spent all last week enjoying the sun, sand, and living in flip-flops. I am not complaining because I would love to suffer from a “vacation hangover” more often, but it’s just coming back to real life that is a bummer. Not only is coming home […]

5 Ways to Help the Gulf Coast

The media spotlight on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is dwindling, but the cleanup is far from over. The health of the Gulf of Mexico and it’s wetlands heavily impacts America’s domestic energy production, the seafood industry, international shipping, and the region’s culture. They don’t call Louisiana a Sportsman’s (or sportswoman’s) paradise […]

Fluerty Girl Helps Gulf Coast – Update

On April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. On the rig 11 men lost their lives and many were injured. The explosion triggered a massive oil leak 5,000 feet below the waters surface. Currently, the oil is effecting every state on the Gulf Coast. It has […]

Day of Prayer for Gulf Coast

Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal declared a day of prayer for the gulf coast in the wake of the oil spill. The Bible says:  “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we […]

Build-A-Bear Helping Turtles

Meet Ivan! He has been a fixture in our family since the summer of 2004. I know this because he is named after Hurricane Ivan who forced us to evacuate to Houston (a drive that took 24hrs instead of 6 with a 2 y.o. and 2 dogs). To avoid watching the weather channel 24/7 we […]