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Hawks Cay Resort: Duck Key, Florida

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The 60-acre award-winning family-friendly resort reopened last year, following a $50 million renovation, and it’s evident that a welcoming spirit is ingrained in the fabric of the community. VP Managing Director Sheldon Suga says it best: “Our cultur... Read full article

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Destined for Cupcake Greatness

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Haley, 19, has always loved to bake. As a child, she could usually be found carefully icing something she had just whipped up in the kitchen for her family.... Read full article

Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center

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“Recently, a child was acting up in school, was suspended, and went from being an A student to a C student. The family thought they just had a child acting out. An interested person, knowing there’s often another layer, started asking questions, and... Read full article

Camp Conquer

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Denise Domingue was at an outreach event for Camp Conquer, a day camp for grieving children in the community that helps them process those emotions and learn coping skills to handle their feelings. A boy stood in front of the table, clearly wanting t... 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

We Are All Irreplaceable: Deciding to Get My COVID Vaccine

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I am someone who loves science, at least as a bystander and beneficiary. I even wrote about the benefits of animal research in my high school English class for our persuasive essay assignment, convinced science was critical to my survival of jaundice... Read full article

Planting a Brighter Future: Baton Rouge Green

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In our world of fast-paced, non-stop driving, working and just doing, we rarely take the opportunity to appreciate nature and all of its awesome beauty and benefits.... Read full article

Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

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Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Renita Williams Thomas

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When it comes to creating a to-do list, Renita Williams Thomas is religious about it. For her, being able to accomplish her checklist goals (at least 90 percent of them!) each day are what make her feel her best.... Read full article

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