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Making Your Child's Birthday Special

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While it is important to let your child know how important she is throughout the year, it is crucial to make an extra effort to celebrate who she is on her birthday. ... Read full article

Top BASIS Charter School Educators Will Lead New Campus in Baton Rouge

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BASIS Charter Schools has tapped two of the top educators in its nationally-acclaimed 31-campus network as Head of School and Head of Operations at its new Baton Rouge campus, which will open this August.... Read full article

Brandon White

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Brandon White has dedicated his life to coaching young men to become their best selves both on and off the court. Now, his greatest challenge is raising a precious daughter to be a bright light in the world. This father puts family first no matter ho... Read full article

Pampers & Papa Noel Drive-Thru Event (Free Diapers & Wipes)

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The Safety Place, Healthy Blue, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health & East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to Host Holiday Event for Children & Families... Read full article

Hospital Life with a Toddler

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My daughter had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and as such, we have spent a LOT of time in hospitals. So here are some interesting facts you may not have known about hospital stays with toddlers.... Read full article



The Unfinished Family: Struggling with Secondary Infertility

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I bought a yellow shirt that read, “I’m a Big Sister!” in a rainbow-glitter font. My daughter was barely two years old, and I knew that having a second child might not happen immediately. ... Read full article

Summer Camps are Opening! But What About Safety?

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The economy is slowly beginning to reopen, and as parents return to work, many are looking for childcare and summer camp options for their children. However, safety remains of utmost concern and families are also wondering how their kiddos will be ... Read full article

True Balance? There's No Such Thing

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY BALANCED LIFE. The reality is that balance looks different to different people, and it is not always 50-50. In my opinion, balance is simply giving my attention to multiple things.... Read full article

Have You Had A COVID Test Yet? Here’s How it Went for Me

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The meme about Schrodinger’s virus speaks to me. We don’t know if we have COVID-19 at any given time, but we have to act as if we do while interacting with others to keep them safe. And we have to act as if we don’t have COVID-19 to remember to take ... Read full article

How to Agree on a Movie for Family Movie Night

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We get stuck on an endless scroll through Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. One time we ended up not watching anything. Sad! So I came up with a formula that works! ... Read full article

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