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Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A.

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2018-19 Cover Kids and brothers, Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A., teamed up for our back-to-school photo shoot.... Read full article

Finding My Zen Through Reading

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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

Kylie B.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Kylie B. enjoys tumbling, exercising, riding horses, hanging out with friends, and even math. This two-time Cover Kid had a great time at her photo shoot, and she has a baby brother on the way! She’s really looking forward to being ... Read full article

Mommy, I Don’t Quit

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It’s been almost five years now since I jumped on the fitness train. Six weeks postpartum from a very emotional pregnancy and delivery, I took to walking daily with my newborn daughter in tow.... Read full article

Samuel H., III

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2019-20 Cover Kid Samuel H., III, or “Lito” as his family calls him, put his climbing skills to the test as he took on the rock wall at Uptown Climbing for his cover shoot. After a quick video to learn how to climb safely, Samuel was ready for his ph... Read full article



Preslynn M.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Preslynn M. is one extremely resilient little girl. Doctors told her parents that they didn’t expect her to walk, however, Preslynn defeated those odds. Not only does she walk, she’s an incredible dancer. Her favorite music to dance... Read full article

Choosing Easy

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A fellow mother once told me, “I have come to realize that the hard choices we make as parents tend to be the right choices.” We were discussing whether or not I should send my son to school the day of the last honor roll assembly this past week. ... Read full article

Peyton L.

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Peyton L. is a little firecracker who had a blast at her photo shoot for the cover. Peyton is extremely friendly, bubbly, and full of energy. She loves going to the beach, being outdoors, and playing with her American Girl doll, Casey. Peyton and her... Read full article

The Mommy PR Goal

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“Mommy! Don’t go! Please!” These were the words that escaped my four-year-old’s sweet little mouth as I attempted to leave my parent’s house for a quiet run along Lake Chicot.... Read full article

Nalon S.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Nalon S. is no stranger to being in front of a camera! She has done multiple promotional photo shoots for companies, pageants, and even a video shoot for Baton Rouge Fashion Week.... Read full article

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