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Silver Lining to a Scary Situation: My Daughter Was Lost, But We Both Found Friends

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Life is a balancing act, and I find that especially true with my roles as mother and writer. Last December, I was on deadline, finishing up some briefs for the Community section of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. One of the briefs I’d just finished was... Read full article

Halloween 2020: No Tricks Just Treats for This Family

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“What are you doing about Halloween?” has replaced “What are you doing about school?” as the new go-to question within my parent friend groups now that we’re all pretty settled in our learning routines, whether hybrid, virtual or homeschooling. It’s ... Read full article

2nd Dose of COVID Vaccines in Baton Rouge

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It was second dose day for the COVID-19 vaccine for Ochsner Baton Rouge employees last January 5, 2021.... Read full article

New Year, More Me

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Today, I was walking with my dog and thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I love the starting over of a new year. I have always felt its metaphorical power and been drawn to the idea of a new beginning, another chance, a reset button. From the time... Read full article

Does Anyone Else Feel Extremely Not OK?

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I haven’t been able to write a post for this blog in more than a month. I could blame being busy–I have taken on a temporarily bigger volunteer role with my church (ask me about video editing or live streaming!)–but that’s not it, or at least not ent... Read full article



Have Baby, Will Travel

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All of that to say we tried it because we had no other choice. We have learned that while travel with a baby is different, it’s also completely doable and a new adventure.... Read full article

Cabela's Donates 10,000 Masks to Our Lady of the Lake

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With the help of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Cabela's has donated 10,000 masks to Our Lady of the Lake.  It takes roughly 1,000 masks to supply the staff at Our Lady of the Lake for just one day. And with Cabela’s donation, the Our Lady of... Read full article

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

It's Raining, It's Pouring: 7 Things To Do On a Rainy Day

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Nothing is more boring than a dreary, rainy day. The next time it won’t stop raining and pouring, try these fun rainy day boredom busters together.... Read full article

Into The Fire: Social Media at Eight?!

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I never thought I'd see the day when I'd let my eight year old have access to any form of social media. But I never thought I'd see a global pandemic that keeps us away from our normal lives, so my parenting priorities have understandably shifted. I'... Read full article

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