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Planetarium Family Hour and Stargazing

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

LASM on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Gather around the campfire to learn about stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky, then enjoy a planetarium show. lasm.org

Every Saturday

BOOK BABIES

BOOK BABIES. Watson Library at 10:30 a.m. Activity held on the first Friday of every month...

at Watson Library

Every Saturday

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

HANKIES2HOPE SUPPORT GROUP.

at New Life Church, New Roads,

Every Tuesday

BREC’s Baton Rouge Gallery

SUNDAYS AT 4. BREC’s Baton Rouge Gallery at 4 p.m. Lecture by Denton Hatcher and Molly Tay...

at BREC’s Baton Rouge Gallery

Every Sunday

Recent Articles

Remote Learning Challenge

in Health and Wellness, School

I am starting to see more students begin to adjust to digital learning. I’m so proud of how hard they are working and amazed at their resilience. I know they wouldn’t be handling it as well without your support, so I commend you for that.

Allergic Asthma

in Pathways to Parenting

Runny nose and red eyes that come on every time the pollen blows are typical allergy symptoms many of us deal with this time of year. But when the lungs are involved, an allergic response can include asthma.

Real World and Online Predators: How to Keep Your Child Safe

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in 2018 alone, there were more than 1,600 attempted child abductions by strangers.

The Power of Peer Pressure on Teens

Teens’ lives can be very complicated. Not only are they facing the unchartered waters of transitioning from a child to an adult, but there are also a plethora of demands placed upon their young lives.

DAD NEXT DOOR: Chris Hester

in Mom or Dad Next Door

After running for a political office, living your life as if you’re an open book is almost written in the stars. To some, this close up view of a person’s daily life could become a bit overwhelming. However, Chris Hester embraces it all with a smile.

The Livingston Activity Center

in Local Profile

Providing students who are living with disabilities several procedural safeguards is the goal of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). More specifically, these students are able to have a longer time period to complete high school.

Audubon Zoo Lion Cubs Visit the Vet

in Local News

We could all use a little good news! Audubon Zoo’s newest lion cubs had their second medical check up. Audubon's veterinarian team and animal care staff thoroughly examined the two male lion cubs by weighing them; examining their teeth, ears and eyes

Sophia Macias

in One Amazing Kid

Sophia Macias uses her golf talents to make a difference. The 7th grader at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge has created her own nonprofit, No Worries Just Birdies, to raise money for community needs and encourage other girls to get involved in golf.

A Tolerant Heart

in Faith

One of the dearest wishes for all parents of young children is for them to have futures filled with opportunities and happiness. For Christians, our highest calling is to share Christ’s love with all people.

Perfect Match Kidney Transplant Makes Dream Come True

in Exceptional Lives

The summer before going to college, Ali Hooks began noticing something was wrong. After her move from Opelousas to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech, she sought medical help for the first time in her young, healthy life.

Dance Away the Cabin Fever with Spotify Kids

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life

Most of our time has been spent inside these last few weeks. However, we can now shake off the jitters in a kid-friendly way with the release of Spotify Kids. Spotify’s first standalone app for children is now live in the U.S.

Need a Meal? Food Service Pick Up Locations & Delivery for Students

in Health and Wellness, School

Need a meal for your family? Local school systems are providing grab-n-go meals and a meal delivery service in order to help make sure students are receiving a healthy and nutritious meal during school closures.

6 Tips for Learning from Home from a Homeschool Teacher

in Family Life, School

Online learning has become the new norm in Louisiana since schools shut their doors in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Due to the change in learning, parents are taking on a whole new role in their households–teacher!

Practicing Stay at Home, but Still Want to Shop?

in Things To Do, Family Life

We're all doing our part to stay home and help keep others safe, but sometimes it's good to get in a bit of retail therapy. What's even better is that you can do it without leaving your house!

Stuck at Home? 6 Series to Stream Right Now!

in Things To Do, Family Life

Well moms and dads, I am sure you are all over doing school work and trying to create something new to do with the kids, and you’re probably throwing your hands up and handing over the iPad or TV remote a lot more than you normally would.

Brainstorming Boredom Busters While Stuck at Home

in Crafts and Cooking, Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life, Mari Walker

I love a good challenge, but at least four weeks (eight weeks?) at home with my girls, ages 8 and almost-4, may be my biggest mama challenge to date. I am committed to doing our part for public health and staying home as much as we possibly can. I am

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Coronavirus Cancellations & Postponements

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Local News

Due to Coronavirus concerns, many events and festivals scheduled around town have been cancelled or postponed. Here are the current cancellations and postponements. This will be updated as we are made aware of them.

A Pox on Our House: Quarantine Dreaming

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Local News

I can’t be the only one who, when first hearing about the coronavirus COVID-19 thought a two week quarantine wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. As an overextended mom and introvert, putting pause on my life to stay home for a while is the stuf

Starry Night–Art & Literature Stroll

in Sponsored Content

Parkview Baptist School hosted its’ first annual Starry Night–Art & Literature Stroll. Families enjoyed the Art Stroll featuring works by students from all four divisions: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School. Fourth grade, Midd

Finished, But Not Done (Making the Decision to Complete Our Family)

in Family Life, Ellen Mecholsky

As parents, we all ask each other similar questions about parenthood: “How is your baby sleeping? How do you handle tantrums? Are you getting your kid a cell phone?” But the question I get most often these days, as a mother of three children who are

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