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Donna Travis

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At just nine years old, Donna Travis began working at Party Time–which started in the family’s garage–as a way to help her parents. After she would get off the bus from school, Donna would work the cash register, helping to make sure that each custom... Read full article

The Lowdown on Shots, Soaps, and Sports

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Just when you think you’ve got this parenting thing figured out, new research comes along that refutes everything you’ve been doing since day one. If you’ve been debating the merits of flu mists, antibacterial soaps, and whether or not your kids shou... Read full article

Dose of the Coast

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Ashley Ferguson and her brothers grew up spending their weekends on the water. Their father shared his passion for fishing with them, taking them out in the boat and enjoying days relaxing under the sun.... 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

Travis Broussard

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Filled with fun stories and jokes that will have you laughing, Travis Broussard is not only a wonderful friend to all, but he’s an incredible father to his five children. Travis takes the “all in” approach to life, making sure that when he is wi... Read full article



Rolling with the Good Times: Navigating Baton Rouge’s Mardi Gras with Kids

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When my husband and I moved to Baton Rouge, we had absolutely no idea about Mardi Gras. I mean, sure, we had heard of “Fat Tuesday” and had the vague sense that beads were involved, but the Louisiana Mardi Gras EXPERIENCE was a complete unknown. That... Read full article

It Takes a Village BR

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Every Sunday, you can find a group of people cooking and packing white styrofoam to-go boxes under the North Boulevard overpass. The magic starts around 9 a.m., after ingredients are unloaded. Amid conversations and gospel music playing over the spea... Read full article

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Focusing on Your Circle of Control

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As a counselor, I treat a lot of anxiety. As a human, I’ve had a lot of anxiety. I believe worrying just comes as part of the human condition. If someone claims they never worry, I’m thinking they either have an impressive supply of medication, or no... Read full article

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