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Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

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Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Layla A.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Layla A. experienced her first ever photo shoot with us when she posed for our 30th anniversary cover. Layla plans to continue pursuing modeling, and she hopes to add acting to her resume, too. ... Read full article

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2021-22 Cover Kid Kevin J. Jr. is funny, loving, adventurous, and quite the jokester. He loves a good prank, and he plays t-ball and basketball and enjoys riding his hoverboard and four wheeler. He loves reading; going to school; spending time with h... Read full article

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2021-22 Cover Kid Adele B. has been in pageants since she was 18 months old, and she loves them. For her, it’s her favorite sport. She enjoys singing Christmas songs all year round and swimming, and she’s quite the animal lover, too. She... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article



Bunny Bunny Goes Missing!

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It’s hard to know what toy your kid will latch onto, what will become the irreplaceable lovey or important, gotta-take-it-everywhere trinket.... Read full article

Mardi Gras Grinch

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Can you imagine living in south Louisiana and not being enamored by Mardi Gras? The parades! The floats! The throws! The bands! The galas! The king cake! ... Read full article

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2018-19 Cover Kid Calleigh B. showed her American pride for her cover shoot. This two-time Cover Kid will be heading to high school this fall, where she will be taking all AP classes.... Read full article

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2020-21 Cover Kid Rhys J.’s love for art, shopping, and adventures means that there is no shortage of things for her to pour her heart into. When she isn’t tending to her 17 pets, she can be found watching an episode of iCarly (one of her favorite sh... Read full article

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article

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