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Articles in Family Life

From Temporary to Permanent: Understanding Foster Care and Adoption

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There are 4,787 children in foster care in Louisiana; 653 of these children are waiting for adoptive families. Children’s lives are at stake.... Read full article

What Children Really Need After Divorce

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Research shows that outcomes for children whose parents divorce are dismal, with several variables determining the future failure or success of the children within a divorced family.... Read full article

Taming Your Child's Monster Wish List

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Most children feel compelled to keep up with their friends, and the holidays can bring out their desires for expensive goods even more.... Read full article

On Being a Stepmom

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I spent years filled with so much frustration, trying to figure out the “right” way to step-parent. In all of my striving, I eventually determined that “right” is undefinable in this role.... Read full article

True Balance? There's No Such Thing

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY BALANCED LIFE. The reality is that balance looks different to different people, and it is not always 50-50. In my opinion, balance is simply giving my attention to multiple things.... Read full article



Money Matters: Avoiding Entitlement and Encouraging Responsibility

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Teach your children the difference between wants and needs. It will leave a life-long impression and encourage responsibility in their adult life.... Read full article

Make Your List!

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So, I made my own list: my list of things I want to change about my life. Getting more sleep was at the top.  There is something about writing it down, defining it clearly, that works. I am trying to live by this now. ... Read full article

Bumpy Beginnings

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A Guide To Surviving The Start Of Parenthood.... Read full article

Back To School Basics

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It’s that time of year again and the new school year is upon us. It’s time for stocking up on the essentials and preparing for the busy days ahead.... Read full article

Teaching Our Children To Fail

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Early, Often, and Gracefully... Read full article

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