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Mardi Gras Grinch

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Can you imagine living in south Louisiana and not being enamored by Mardi Gras? The parades! The floats! The throws! The bands! The galas! The king cake! ... Read full article

Quality Christmas

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We have become radical consumers in our culture. Somehow, more has become best. ... Read full article

Have Baby, Will Travel

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All of that to say we tried it because we had no other choice. We have learned that while travel with a baby is different, it’s also completely doable and a new adventure.... Read full article

Halfway Thru Her Childhood

by Mari Walker on

Nine years ago, my baby girl came bursting into the world, sliced out of me in inelegant fashion. Her first moments included pooping on the doctor, craning her strong neck around the room, and in general, seeming ready to take on the world. This girl... Read full article

Raising the Next Gene Kelly

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Expectations and gender roles are defined for young children long before birth.... Read full article



Parental Procrastination

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Is it hurting your child?... Read full article

What Type of Camp Should Your Child Attend?

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When we were kids, life was simpler. Many of us just hung around the house during the summer and played with neighborhood friends or maybe attended a local day camp sponsored by our school or city.... 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

Pandemic Retail Therapy: Shopping My Feelings One Click at a Time

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Filling a shopping cart online is fun, but it’s not as fun as filling up a cart in real life, at least for me. I am sure it has something to do with instant gratification. Online shopping gives that sweet dopamine release, but the payoff is delayed w... Read full article

New Year, New You

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Reconnecting after the holidays.... Read full article

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