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Articles in Exceptional Lives, Sponsored Content, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Mari Walker and Amelia Laprairie

Au Pair Child Care in Baton Rouge

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Have you ever been at a local park, the local library, or at the children’s museum and saw young women caring for children—and occasionally speaking to each other in another language?... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

Free Online Immunization Records

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I know that from now on, whether I need records for a new school or camp registration or a new doctor, I will use our account on MyIR because it’s the best place to access our official, consolidated immunization records quickly and for free. ... Read full article

Repticon Baton Rouge: The Hills Are Alive with Wild Critters!

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Reptiles, amphibians, and spiders, oh my! Repticon, a recognized leader in hosting reptile and exotic animal expos throughout the United States, is coming back to Baton Rouge this weekend.... Read full article

Wellness for the Family

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Children watch and mimic their parents’ lifestyle choices as well as their behaviors, including what and when we eat, drink, how we structure our free time, and our sleep habits. ... Read full article



Charter Schools: Discovering the Right Fit

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Choosing a school for your child is one of many important and difficult decisions you will make throughout your child’s life. Luckily, making the decision becomes a lot easier when you have all of the information you need about the school. ... Read full article

Embracing the Scars

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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

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Pair It Forward

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Raegan Bowman, owner of Oh Pair Children’s Shoe Boutique in Baton Rouge, recently set out on a mission to ensure that the children who lost everything due to the flooding would not have to go without the basic necessity of socks and shoes.... Read full article

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