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Taking the Lead

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I have vivid memories of my friend’s dad teaching us how to change a tire and use jumper cables,” says Cathy Carmichael, a local troop leader who started as a Brownie, of her experience in Girl Scouts. For her, Girl Scouts had a positive impact on he... Read full article

Just Another Pinterest Fail

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Ok, I admit it. I am not a Pinterest mom. I’ve tried and failed and tried again. It’s just not in the cards for me. My cupcakes are not organic, and my sandwiches still have the crusts on, and I’m lucky if I match when I walk out the door every morni... Read full article

The Walls Project

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Vibrant colors are transforming the walls of Baton Rouge building by building.... Read full article

Craig Saucier

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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



Fathers on a Mission

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“Growing up without my father in my life, I know first hand the struggles and neglect it can cause kids,” says Levar Robinson, Founder and President of Fathers on a Mission (FOAM). This direct experience is what propelled him to start the organizatio... Read full article

Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Child Life Specialists

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Hospitals can be intimidating and terrifying places, especially for children. At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, 10 special people work their hardest to assure that the hospital can be a positive experience with even some fun and good memor... Read full article

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

Ochsner Health Welcomes Louisiana Women’s Healthcare

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Louisiana Women’s Healthcare, the state’s largest OB/GYN group is excited to announce it is becoming part of the Ochsner Health family, effective May 1, 2021. As LWH cares for over 70,000 women in the Greater Baton Rouge area... Read full article

1,000 EBRPSS Families to Receive 6 Months of Free Internet

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With Louisiana students learning from home, staying connected is crucial. Every Kid a King, established by Jim and Dana Bernhard and the Shaw Group with the purpose of supporting nonprofits in Louisiana, has extended the gift of connectivity in this ... Read full article

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