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Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

A Lazy Lament: I Hate Making Dinner

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After months of varying degrees of lockdowns and quarantines, we all have a better idea of what it means to be a stay-at-home parent. And while the time of truly staying home isn’t an accurate picture of normal times when we can actually take our chi... Read full article

Baton Rouge Area Vacation Bible Schools

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Vacation Bible Schools offer faith-inspired crafts, music, lessons, and group activities that your children will enjoy. ... Read full article

Cajun Navy Foundation

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“The Cajun Navy Foundation is rooted in technology. Yes, it’s boats, but it’s technology,” says Rob Gaudet, Founder of the Cajun Navy Foundation. While the Cajun Navy Foundation is a citizen-led relief effort, it wouldn’t be where it is today without... Read full article

Halfway Thru Her Childhood

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Nine years ago, my baby girl came bursting into the world, sliced out of me in inelegant fashion. Her first moments included pooping on the doctor, craning her strong neck around the room, and in general, seeming ready to take on the world. This girl... Read full article



Doing Hard Things - Zipline Edition

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I can do hard things, and you can too, to borrow a phrase from Glennon Doyle. From getting ready to send my baby to Kindergarten to juggling anxiety about resuming in-person life after being vaccinated against COVID-19, hard things are all around me ... Read full article

Knock Knock Children’s Museum

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Knock and the door will be opened. This summer, Baton Rouge families will walk through the doors of early childhood education paradise.... Read full article

Red Stick Together Ministry Offering Free Dinners to Community

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We are living in very challenging times, and we aren’t sure how long they will last. However, Red Stick Together, a ministry of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, is helping make things a little easier for our community.... Read full article

Moms on Campus

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When LSU graduate student Wendy Hansing gave birth to her son, she realized that support and spaces for mothers on campus were limited. Not only were there no centralized resources from which mothers could receive information and help, but there was ... Read full article

Craig C. Greene, MD, MBA

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At a young age, Craig C. Greene, MD, MBA learned the value of hard work through his first job of baling hay. That lesson stayed with him as he worked toward becoming an orthopedic surgeon.... Read full article

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