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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Summer Fun, Health and Wellness, Mom or Dad Next Door, Leah Conti and Amelia Laprairie

Travel: The Park at OWA

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My family and I were recently invited to Foley, AL to visit The Park at OWA for the weekend. We decided to take advantage of the fun weekend getaway, especially since it’s only a 3.5 hour drive from Baton Rouge, LA. ... Read full article

Leaps and Turns: The Impact of Dance

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“We try to nurture and encourage each one of them to be the absolute best person that she or he can be!”... Read full article

Stay Active: Building Confidence After School

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Learning a sport, game, musical instrument, drama, or other skill is its own reward. But participating in after-school activities can provide many additional benefits to kids, too.... Read full article

LATAN Leads The Way To Recovery

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How terrifying would it be to lose your one method of communicating with others? For many Louisianians, this flood has placed them in that exact vulnerable predicament.... Read full article

10 Tips to Put a Stop to Bad Biting Habits

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Young children bite for a variety of reasons—teething, feeling frustrated, seeking attention, looking for a reaction, or just exploring their world. With a little guidance, however, the behavior can stop. Here are 10 tips to help: Address it immedia... Read full article



Bumpy Beginnings

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

Preparing Your Child for Surgery

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My daughter was 13 months old when she needed her first surgery. I was a basketcase, but luckily, she had no idea what was happening. Still, it was hard. When she got a little older and had to have other surgeries, things were a little more challengi... Read full article

Making Fitness a Priority

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It's important that fitness be a priority in your life. Here's how to make it a reality.... Read full article

Amazing Parks and Playgrounds in Our Backyard and Beyond

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Every afternoon when I pick my girls up at carpool, I know I can expect one question in particular, “Can we go to the park today?” My girls adore going to the park. Last summer, we made visiting as many new parks as possible part of our summer bucket... Read full article

The Health Benefits of Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships

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In the not-so-distant past, extended families were the norm, with multiple generations residing on the same street, if not in the same house. ... Read full article

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