Siblings often joke about being Mom’s favorite. But a new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that parents playing favorites is no joking matter. Seventy percent of mothers who participated in the survey admitted to having a favorite ch
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Popcorn lovers can savor discounts at open Cinemark theatres and enter for the chance to win free popcorn for a year.
As we get closer to 2020 ending, I’ve been reflecting back on many of the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I wanted to spend more time talking to people, getting out of my comfort zone and relating to others in different situ
A new year is once again upon us. Many people are entering into the new year with fear and anxiety due to COVID-19, economic uncertainty, and political turmoil. They want things to get back to “normal” but are starting to realize that many of the pro
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If you’ve recently brought a child into the world, your parents and siblings are likely brainstorming names they would like your child to call them. Mawmaw, Pawpaw, Auntie, or Uncle are more traditional names, but they may want to go down a more crea
Louisiana is known for food, festivals, and an eclectic culture that is deeply rooted in religious beliefs. For many, Mardi Gras is simply a time to indulge in good food and drink, however, the celebration actually began as a religious holiday. Under
When you’re looking for a private school for your child to attend, one of the first things you do is go to the Internet. You search for the school, check out their website, read reviews, and eventually venture out to the school for a tour. While all
Tummy troubles are common in young children and typically aren’t serious. Stomachaches can be anything from constipation to stomach flu to an excuse to get out of school. The tricky part is figuring out if the stomach pain is something serious that w
Along the Mississippi River is this charming city renowned for its southern scenery, rich culture, and antebellum mansions. The history of Natchez dates back to its establishment as a French fort site in 1716 and is known as the birthplace of Mississ
Allergies can affect any age group and can contribute to numerous problems such as recurrent ear and sinus infections, chronic nasal congestion, headaches, wheezing, coughing, skin rashes, and sometimes digestive issues. Antigens that are usually not
On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a
In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center provides compassionate and personalized care for children with medically-fragile health conditions, and the center has recently moved to a new location in order to provide even more for those children in nee
Baton Rouge's premier gymnastics training center, Valor Gymnastics, offers a unique preschool program for little gymnasts wanting to get a jumpstart on Gymnastics.
Ochsner Medical Center employee in New Orleans is the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Lights!” Since I was little, I have always loved piling up in the car and looking at Christmas lights. At each display, we would enthusiastically yell, “Lights!” before moving on to the next house. This love of Christmas cheer continues even now, an
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The Safety Place, Healthy Blue, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health & East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to Host Holiday Event for Children & Families
It starts the first week of December, the remembering. I had felt her move for the first time in the car driving home from a Thanksgiving trip to Florida, which is why I suspect my anniversary grief stress begins so early. I subsequently gave birth t
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The Salvation Army has nearly 1500 children who need to be adopted this Christmas through the Angel Tree program and is also asking for donations of toys and new clothing for children of all ages and sizes.
Christmas is normally a time of togetherness, where families and communities can experience the season with each other. However, this Christmas is looking to be different because of the spread of COVID-19 and safety guidelines suggesting that everyon
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has so much to offer during the holiday season, including a special place for Christmas fanatics. Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains is an award-winning, unique, Bavarian-style hotel that celebrates Christmas year-ro
Do you ever cringe like the Grinch whenever your child rushes through Christmas gifts and does not stop for a second to say thank you? Society’s commercialized view of Christmas has led too many kids to learn the cultural perspective–get, get, get, a
Aubrey Martin is a fighter. Living with Rett syndrome and its associated global developmental delays is her everyday life. But in 2020, she faced a more urgent and critical health issue when she developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
2020 has been a year we didn’t expect, so a Christmas that looks different will fit right in. In this upside down season in an upside down time, some of the Walker family’s holiday traditions can remain intact. I’m not entirely bah-humbug and am look
This fall, students enrolled in United States History at Parkview Baptist School experienced a hands-on and creative approach to learning about the United States Constitution and how it was drafted. Students in Mr. Williams’ US History class learned
BASIS Baton Rouge Charter Schools will be opening a new K-5 campus in August 2021. Known for educating tomorrow’s leaders, one humanities class at a time, BASIS Baton Rouge Charter Schools enrollment is open now until December 15. Apply today!
How do you get started in the world of playdates? When babies are small, if you have an established community of your own friends with similarly aged babies, playdates are straightforward. They’re basically mom coffee dates with tag-a-long snuggles.
Nine years ago, my baby girl came bursting into the world, sliced out of me in inelegant fashion. Her first moments included pooping on the doctor, craning her strong neck around the room, and in general, seeming ready to take on the world. This girl
This morning my son woke me up with, “Can I have some candy, please?” I asked him if he had eaten a healthy breakfast yet. He said, “I ate a little, but I can’t eat too much because then I would be too full to eat candy.”
Nearly 2,000 accidental shootings happen in the United States each year, and on April 7, 2019, it happened to 24-year-old Devin Puckett while he and a friend were hanging out after playing basketball.
Your child may feel “butterflies in their tummy” if he is trying something new, has a big test coming up, a piano recital, or even the first day of school. It is normal to feel nervous when kids are expected to perform or speak in front of a group of
The holidays are a joyous time of year when we gather together with family and friends to eat, drink, play games and simply enjoy being with our loved ones. Now that we’re into November, the most-anticipated holiday season will soon be upon us, start
Catholic High School was recently named a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This is the sixth time CHS has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category - the only school in the natio
“What are you doing about Halloween?” has replaced “What are you doing about school?” as the new go-to question within my parent friend groups now that we’re all pretty settled in our learning routines, whether hybrid, virtual or homeschooling. It’s
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Baton Rouge, LA – Ochsner Baton Rouge has a new, easy and safe way for anyone to get a flu shot. On October 24th, residents have the option to drive up and receive a flu shot without getting out of their car.
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A young breast cancer survivor has found a new way to fight the disease. Between treatments, Whitney Breaux recently launched a new campaign to help save lives.
After finishing their novel unit on Lord of The Flies, Mrs. Wales’ eighth grade English class participated in a group breakout box assignment in partnership with Mrs. Liner, the middle school librarian. A breakout box activity is one that requires bo