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Family Bonding this Season

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It’s the greatest time of the year, and spending this special time with your loved ones is important.... Read full article

Protect Yourself and Your Children; Get the Flu Shot

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Everyone is back in school, football has kicked off, and your favorite pumpkin flavored latte is back in the coffee shops, which can only mean two things…Fall is upon us and flu season is here!... Read full article

Donna Travis

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At just nine years old, Donna Travis began working at Party Time–which started in the family’s garage–as a way to help her parents. After she would get off the bus from school, Donna would work the cash register, helping to make sure that each custom... Read full article

Finding My Zen Through Reading

by Kelly Carmena on

Lately, I have struggled to find time for training. Between the closing of my daycare, work, and packing for an eventual move to a new house, I have had very little time for myself. In fact, much of my free time has been spent KonMori’ing my current ... Read full article

Overscheduled Kids or Family Down Time?

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I believe in down time.  I know it helps recharge and center us. That’s why I’ve always been hyper sensitive to overscheduling.... Read full article



StoryTime in the Garden

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StoryTime in the Garden promotes early childhood literacy in the greater Baton Rouge community while also educating children and families about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles through storytelling, crafts, and activities. ... Read full article

My Tribe: How I Found My Motivation Again

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“Mommy, I need to go on a diet and I want you to go on one with me,” were the words that escaped my seven-year-old’s mouth when I realized I had fallen off the healthy wagon and re-entered the zone of “fat.” My running had tapered off, I had failed t... Read full article

From Boys to Young Men

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The day will come when they really feel they’ve found their soul mate or more likely, their love of the week. Either way, you have to prepare for mending a broken heart or teaching them how not to break someone’s heart.... Read full article

Blair Guillame

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Meet Mom Next Door.... Read full article

No More Mosquitos!

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In South Louisiana mosquitos are more than just pests. They sometimes dictate our plans.... Read full article

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