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Teaching Children to be Thankful

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As we approach the holiday season, our minds often turn to things for which we should be thankful: health, family, shelter, friends—all of these things become more important during this time of year. ... Read full article

Relearning the Lost Art of Listening

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I’m a counselor; it’s a job requirement to be a good listener. Sometimes I wonder how I landed this gig because I haven’t always been a good listener.... Read full article

Trafficking Hope

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When Lee and Laura Domingue traveled to Europe as part of a team to end human trafficking, the Baton Rouge couple did not realize this same atrocity was happening back at home. The couple was greatly moved by what they experienced abroad and were cal... Read full article

Carissa Graves

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A perfect day for Carissa Graves begins quite simply. For her, it’s all about sleeping in before having a cup of coffee and time to read the newspaper while still in bed. After that? It’s time to get moving and head outdoors with her family. As a mom... Read full article

Rachael Pearson

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For Rachael Pearson, becoming a mom was a 10 year journey. Due to a congenital heart defect, Rachael had undergone three separate open-heart surgeries when she was little. However, when she got older and wanted to start a family, Rachael’s doctor rec... Read full article



Smile or Else! A Friendly Guide to Taking Family Photos and Keeping Your Sanity

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Despite the effort you put forward, it is easy to wonder if it is worth the hassle and if there is any way to make it through without feeling like you’re family is enduring cruel and unusual punishment. I am here to assure you that indeed, there is. ... Read full article

The Life of a Single Mom

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For Maggio, the founder of The Life of a Single Mom (TLSM), the burning desire in her heart to give back to single moms motivated her to start a small group of single moms out of her home. ... Read full article

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

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Imagine waking up every day and your daughter and husband are strangers to you. This is the reality for 5.5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Not only is this terrifying for the diagnosed, but it is also something friends and fami... Read full article

14 Valentine's Day Traditions

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I think everyone should get the chance to feel special on this sweet day full of love, so check out the 14 traditions below and give a few a try.... Read full article

I Mustache, Will You Be My Valentine?

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When someone actually takes the time to make you a gift, you know they must have really put their heart into it. Show how much someone means to you this year with a DIY Valentine’s Day gift. Whatever your skill level, we promise you can make somethin... Read full article

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