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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

Dos and Don'ts for Bedtime Routines

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Does every night at your home involve you always dragging a crying and kicking toddler to bed every night?... Read full article

What’s a Staddy? Stay-at-Home-Dads

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Parenting is more or less a series of trials and errors from which you hope that all parties emerge mentally unscathed, physically healthy, and sufficiently potty-trained.... Read full article

To Date or Not To Date? When is Your Child Ready?

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children, on average, are now beginning to date at 12 ½ for girls and 13 ½ for boys. How we define dating, however, could change these averages. The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and... Read full article

Baton Rouge Area Vacation Bible Schools

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Vacation Bible Schools offer faith-inspired crafts, music, lessons, and group activities that your children will enjoy. ... Read full article



Changing Families, Changing Traditions

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When there is a death, divorce or remarriage in the family, the holiday season is laden with change.... Read full article

C'mon, Mom!

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Are You A Good Sports Parent?... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Negative Words and Your Children

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No! Stupid. Stop! Dumb. It’s possible that you have either uttered these under your breath, or to keep your child from doing something that could hurt him, shouted out a quick, “No!,” to stop him in his tracks. However, these words can have long- and... Read full article

Mom, Can I Have a Cell Phone?: Navigating Through the Big Decision

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Does your child NEED a cell phone? Maybe not, but if they do, you need to know how to keep them safe.... Read full article

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