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Articles in Exceptional Lives, Sponsored Content, Local News, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Mandy Cowley and Amelia Laprairie

Spring Healthy Families Day Is Almost Here!

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Spring Healthy Families Day will be overflowing with storybook readings, family yoga, kid-friendly cooking demonstrations, and opportunities to tour the new children’s pollinator garden and take a walk on the nature trail. ... Read full article

Finding Strength in Family and Fundraising to Help Others

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Looking at Maddee Helaire, you wouldn’t know anything is wrong. Although her struggle isn’t apparent, the 12 year old has been through a lot, starting in infancy. ... Read full article

What Parenting Defense Are You In This Season?

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Defense is defined as protecting your goal. This got me thinking. What is my goal for my children? What values and hopes and dreams are we trying to defend? ... Read full article

My Life: After Attempting Suicide

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Emma Benoit is ascending. The 19 year old graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2018, but the summer before her senior year was when her life changed forever. ... Read full article

West Feliciana Proud!

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The West Feliciana Parish School Leaders would like to congratulate the class of 2020!... Read full article



A Pox on Our House: Quarantine Dreaming

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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... Read full article

A Perfect Painting Party!

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Parties are meant to be enjoyed, after all, and the moms and dads should be able to love it as much as the kids.... Read full article

MIS-C: How it is Affecting Children

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Until recently, the headlines about Covid-19 have largely been about the disease in adults, especially the elderly and those people with underlying health conditions.... Read full article

Safety in the Sun

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One of the most important things to remember to pack in your bag for the summer is sunscreen, so here is what you need to know about sunscreens as well as some of the biggest mistakes to avoid.... Read full article

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

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After the birth of her second daughter, Gracie, on April 2, Stephanie Melancon had two days at home with her family of four before their lives turned upside down.... Read full article

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