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Articles in Thrive, Monthly Guides, Local Profile, Local News, Mandy Cowley, Cristian Hardy, Cover Kid, Cheryl Brodnax, Mom or Dad Next Door and Leah Conti

Neurodiversity & Educational Inclusion: Teaching Your Typically Developing Child about Difference

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Difference in our brain development is just another variation of what it looks like to be human- not so different than us being different heights or having different shades of skin. ... Read full article

Colleen Waguespack

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Life as a mom is busy, real busy. When you add on your career, which includes owning your own business, things can begin to get even more hectic and harder to juggle. However, Colleen Waguespack has found a way to always live her life on the go, but ... Read full article

Dr. Stephen Lee

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Each day, Dr. Stephen Lee is tasked with caring for some of our families’ most important members: our pets. As a local veterinarian, Dr. Lee has cared for a wide range of animals throughout his career, including a monkey and a prairie dog.... Read full article

Brandon Craft

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Whether he was waiting tables, running a recycling department or working at the ballpark, Brandon Craft credits all of his previous jobs for helping to prepare him for what he does now–creating unique homes by thinking outside the box.... Read full article

Luncheon to Help Stop Domestic Violence

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is hosting a luncheon to help bring awareness and advocacy on global issues that also affect the local community.  ... Read full article



Geno McLaughlin

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Geno McLaughlin’s love for his community is unmatched. His weekends are often spent venturing from one location to another with his children in tow, volunteering his time throughout Baton Rouge. For Geno, he is at his best when he is serving others, ... Read full article

Reaching Out to Refugees

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We are living in a time of refugee crisis. Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their lives and freedom are at risk.... Read full article

2018 Family Favorites

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We are so thrilled to announce the 2018 Family Favorites. Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to our readers for helping us recognize them.... Read full article

In the Spotlight: Becoming a Cover Kid

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There’s no secret method to becoming selected as a Cover Kid. The best advice that can be given is to allow the child to be themselves. It’s not about choosing the right outfit or memorizing lines before meeting the judges–it’s about being a kid. ... Read full article

Getting Started with Mindfulness for Kids

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You will notice the awareness you are teaching in these structured moments is carrying over into your child’s everyday life. The ability to slow down and be more aware will help them navigate relationships, school, and tough emotions more effectively... Read full article

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