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Mama, Get in the Photos

in Family Life, Mari Walker

While looking for photos for a blog post about remote work with a baby, I realized how few photos I have of myself with my daughters, especially when they were babies. As a technology holdout, I didn’t have a smartphone when my oldest was born in 201

Are You a Filmmaker?

in Things To Do, Family Life, Local News

Lights, camera, action! Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the ninth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcas

The Eagle Has Landed Wins Big

in Sponsored Content

The Louisiana Chapter of the Journalism Education Association announced the winners of the 2019 JEA/Tom Bell Silver Scribe Yearbook Awards at the Fall 2019 JEA/Loyola High School Media Day Conference held at Loyola University on September 26.  The 20

Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases

in Pathways to Parenting

If the school nurse has you on speed dial and you find yourself blazing a path to your child’s school due to repeated infections, you may be dealing with something other than the average cold or allergies.

Plantar Fasciitis

in Pathways to Parenting

Being on your feet–whether chasing little ones or just as part of your job–can quickly lead to exhaustion on any day of the week. As the days add up, in addition to being a pain in the neck, sometimes it can cause actual real pain in your heel.

Understanding Celiac Disease

in Pathways to Parenting

Upset tummies happen to everyone, but when your gastrointestinal distress is ongoing, you will need to look farther than the pharmacy’s antacid aisle for some relief.

Color Blindness

in Pathways to Parenting

Circle all the red apples and cross out all the green apples. This type of Kindergarten assignment seems benign, but for some children with color blindness, it is actually impossible. 

Anger or Anxiety?

in Pathways to Parenting

As parents, we expect to deal with tantrums during the toddler years, but we are often less prepared when angry outbursts continue well into childhood. However, anger can actually be a symptom of anxiety in children.

PANDAS Syndrome

in Pathways to Parenting

Even mild winters like we experience see an uptick of seasonal illnesses. The fairly common Streptococcus pyocenes infection makes its rounds and can range from minor skin problems or sore throats to much more severe strep throat or scarlet fever. 

Children and Broken Bones

in Pathways to Parenting

Some kids are daredevils, defying gravity in any number of ways. Others stick close to the ground. A broken bone can happen to any of them, and for some, a cast is a childhood right of passage. Knowing that doesn’t make it any less scary when it’s yo

The Keto Diet & Thanksgiving

in Pathways to Parenting

If the key to your dieting success is ketosis, navigating the Thanksgiving table can seem like an insurmountable challenge. There are starchy foods as far as the eye can see and that’s even before you get to all the pies. But with a little planning a

Activated Charcoal

in Pathways to Parenting

One scroll through Instagram or Facebook and it’s likely you’ll come across photos and videos from beauty gurus and influencers who are using Activated Charcoal to help whiten their teeth. While we know it is best to not believe everything we see on

Bipolar Disorder

in Pathways to Parenting

Regardless of outside circumstances, being a parent can be difficult, but when you do factor in those outside circumstances, things can be even more tricky. These outside circumstances can include an unexpected mental health diagnosis. For around thr

Shingles

in Pathways to Parenting

Perhaps you’ve felt an itching and burning sensation in a specific area on your body. You think to yourself that it will go away, but then you notice that a rash has developed in that same area, and it’s slightly painful. The possibilities of what it

Croup

in Pathways to Parenting

Getting some sort of sinus funk is standard in Louisiana’s wet and pollen-rich environment, but sometimes, it can develop into more, especially for the youngest member of your family. While coughing often happens with any illness, listening to the so

Selective Mutism

in Pathways to Parenting

When at home, your happy, bubbly child can’t stop talking. But when you attend larger family gatherings, she clams up and doesn’t utter a word. You thought she was just overly shy, but you’ve noticed that this happens at soccer practice, in school, a

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Winter Forest Painting

in Crafts and Cooking

This project looks intimidating, but it's actually very easy. You may need a few special supplies, but the outcome is impressive!

Clay Medallions

in Crafts and Cooking

This is a super easy and creative project! These make great party gifts, mementos and even ornaments if you punch a hole in the design with a straw.

Cheers to the New Decade

in Toby Comeaux, Holidays, Family Life

New Year’s has always been one of my favorite holidays. As a kid, Christmas is usually the king of all holidays, but as I grew up, I started to enjoy the celebratory aspect of New Year’s, especially New Year’s Eve itself, and now I enjoy being able t

Be It Resolved: 2020 Parenting Goals

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

January is here once again, and after the excess of the holiday season, the start of a new calendar feels like a good time for a clean start. (It also seems like a good time to buy some new toy storage solutions, but that’s probably another post!) Al

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