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My Dream Role: Being the “Yes” Mom

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Once upon a time, in a life not so long ago, I got a chance to play the role of a lifetime: the “yes” Mom.... Read full article

Top 10 Family Fun Holiday Destinations

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Looking for something to do with your kids this holiday season? Check out this list of fun and local businesses with family-friendly entertainment for you!... Read full article

Bunny Bunny Goes Missing!

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It’s hard to know what toy your kid will latch onto, what will become the irreplaceable lovey or important, gotta-take-it-everywhere trinket.... Read full article

Embracing the Scars

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Bright Louisiana Beginnings

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IDEA Public Schools opened its doors in Southern Louisiana to 900 students in grades K-3 and 6, all of whom began their journey on the road to success in college and in life. ... Read full article



Changing Misconceptions

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Pandemic Perfect on Paper But a Mess in Real Life

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“Does your house always look like this? Like, so messy?” My daughter’s friend asked innocently enough. I’ve pondered this question in the months since it was asked during that one-and-only sleepover we hosted. I was knee-jerk offended in the moment,... Read full article

Family Bonding this Season

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It’s the greatest time of the year, and spending this special time with your loved ones is important.... Read full article

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

A Gold Medal Life: Full and Wondrous

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Julia Hawkins has been a mother for 73 years, giving birth for the first time on her 30th birthday, and now she is 103. ... Read full article

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