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Camper Classified: What Only the Campers Know About Camp

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it... directly from the campers themselves.... Read full article

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

Christmas is the Best Season

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Before kids, Christmas felt a lot less stressful. My first year as a mom, I found myself buying Christmas presents in the Spring. I stored them away in a closet and would pick up toys and gifts all year long. I think that’s the most significant chang... Read full article

Go On a Kindermoon!

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You’ve heard of a honeymoon and a babymoon, but what about a kindermoon? A kindermoon is the latest trend in travel, where a family takes a special vacation just before one of their children starts kindergarten. Yes, this idea probably first came abo... Read full article

Costumes on a Dime

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11 Ways to Get Your Kid's Costume for Less.... Read full article



Fall is Here! Ready, Set, Go!

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It’s that time. Not red and green, but orange and black! Despite the humidity and temperature outside, you can see a change in the sunlight that means fall is upon us. We’ve survived another hot Louisiana summer and the payoff is big. Football, good ... Read full article

Jenny M. Iverstine

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Justin Vincent

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From the farm to the football field, Justin Vincent has experienced some feats that others could only dream about. Justin grew up in Lake Charles on a farm, and before his dad convinced his mom to let him play football, he was all about calf roping. ... Read full article

Four Destinations, Four Budgets

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The summer is here, and you may feel the need for a family road trip. When it comes to short stays and mini vacays, the budget is always a factor. We are taking the guesswork out of the equation for these adventures and providing you with a blueprint... Read full article

Chad Sabadie

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From when he was a boy in the Bay Area in California, Chad Sabadie knew he was destined to be in front of the television camera. He even cut a cardboard box into a makeshift TV set with colored knobs and buttons and pretended to be on the news. Toda... Read full article

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