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Ella's Endeavor

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The birth of a child is a day of celebration and joy, excitement and smiles. For some parents, however, that day can take an unexpected turn when they find out their child has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. ... Read full article

One-on-One with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston

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I recently had the extreme pleasure to speak with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston about his life as a wrestler and dad. To say that I was excited for this interview is an understatement. Add in the fact that he is also my son’s favorite wrestler, it was t... Read full article

Your Pregnancy & COVID-19

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You’ve spent months planning for your baby’s arrival, but now, something none of us could have predicted is now a part of our daily routine–staying safe and healthy during a global pandemic.... Read full article

Santa and His Magic–In Full Effect for as Long as Possible

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When it’s all said and done, if my children have joyful memories, then I have given them a great gift.... Read full article

Holiday Happenings

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Go on a winter adventure with your little ones this month by checking out these holiday happenings. From seasonal light displays and Santa sightings to parades and “real” snow, this guide is your roadmap on how to experience the most magical and wond... Read full article



The Camp Next Door: 5 Skills Campers Gain

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Many parents want their kids to experience summer camps, but the idea of spending several nights away from home is a little scary for both the parent and the child. A great alternative, especially for younger kids, is to send them to day camp. Day ca... Read full article

Black History in Louisiana: Part I

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Places To Visit and how to celebrate year-round.... Read full article

The Motivation Struggle

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I think back on my own life and all of the things I thought I wanted to do…and you know what? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So, how in the world do I motivate my kid to stick to something when I’m not sure I can do that for myself?... Read full article

6 Great Back-To-School Apps

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Support your child’s learning–whether he’s in elementary, middle, or high school–with these six great apps. They’re all free, so encourage your son or daughter to download as many of them as possible as he or she heads back to school this fall.... Read full article

When Santa’s Not Fair

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What’s the first thing you ask a child after Christmas? Did you answer, “What did Santa bring you?” or “What did you get for Christmas?” Chances are you did, and you’re not alone. After all, you’re guaranteed a smile. And the ultimate conversation st... Read full article

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