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Articles in Exceptional Lives, March Guides, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Summer Fun, Mari Walker and One Amazing Kid

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

Austin Fabre

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Austin Fabre loves to perform. The 11-year-old recently had the chance to showcase his talents as part of a Celebration of Music event. He was one of only a few chosen for the national singing competition. “I didn’t win, but it was definitely a fun o... Read full article

Nate Goza

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Meet this One Amazing Kid.... Read full article

Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... Read full article

Sophia Macias

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Sophia Macias uses her golf talents to make a difference. The 7th grader at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge has created her own nonprofit, No Worries Just Birdies, to raise money for community needs and encourage other girls to get involved in golf.... Read full article



Oh Snap! Preserving Childhood Memories with a Weekly Email

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My husband and I have a running joke that I have a Swiss cheese memory–nothing dangerous, but I don’t retain things the way he does, including some memories of life events. It doesn’t take much to jog my memory, and of course, plenty of less-than-des... Read full article

It's Raining, It's Pouring: 7 Things To Do On a Rainy Day

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Nothing is more boring than a dreary, rainy day. The next time it won’t stop raining and pouring, try these fun rainy day boredom busters together.... Read full article

A Stand for Life, Independence, and Health

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Karen Roy has lived most of her life in a wheelchair. When she was 19, she was shot in the back during an armed robbery, resulting in a complete T-10 spinal cord injury.... Read full article

Young Writer Inspires Others to Overcome Bullying

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After she experienced bullying, Holli A. Holland wanted to help other children navigate through the experience. The slower pace during the pandemic provided time for the eight year old from Baker to write and publish her first book, You Are Enough! S... Read full article

Unlimited Independence Despite Physical Limitations

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Not many kids receive bicycles as gifts from their school friends, but most don’t face the physical challenges Camilla “Cami” Rios does. She was recently surprised with a pink specially made adaptive bike.... Read full article

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