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Your Child, Your Self

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My daughter is the spitting image of me. She has blue eyes, curly brown hair, and fair skin. But that’s where our similarities end.... Read full article

Magnet or Charter? What Are the Benefits?

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Colorful billboards for different schools line the interstate. Parents drive through the city and see school signs boasting the best qualities through branding and marketing. But, what are the real benefits of them?... Read full article

Halloween 2020: No Tricks Just Treats for This Family

by Mari Walker on

“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

Speaking Made Easy: How to Build Vocabulary in Toddlers

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As a parent, there are various milestones you can’t wait to experience when it comes to your children, notably in their early years. Parents often excitedly wait for that first crawl, the first steps, and of course, when they say those first words... Read full article

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Kids

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Whether you couldn’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you just don’t feel like fighting traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. Here are a few family-friendly idea... Read full article



Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation

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In the United States, a young competitive athlete dies every three days due to sudden cardiac death, and often the cause is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). This fatal condition can go undiagnosed through physicals. Heart screens, however, can show... Read full article

Vehicular Heat Stroke Awareness

by Mindy Calandro, MD on

It is a heartbreaking headline that we see each and every summer…”Infant dies after being left in car.” On average, 37 children die each year in the US as a result of being left in a hot vehicle, and in 2018, a record 52 children died from heat-relat... Read full article

Connecting With Grandparents

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Five ways to encourage your children to connect with their grandparents.... Read full article

Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

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The holidays are a joyous time of year when we gather together with family and friends to eat, drink, play games and simply enjoy being with our loved ones. Now that we’re into November, the most-anticipated holiday season will soon be upon us, start... Read full article

Nikki Fargas

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Meet Mom Next Door.... Read full article

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