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Creating a Legacy Through Music Lessons

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The term “music lesson” is deceivingly simple. People often think of the kind elderly lady down the street who taught them how to play the piano, or the rock and roll dude who taught them classic rock songs out of the back of a music store. But if do... Read full article

Swimming Safety: Tips and Considerations for Pools, Beaches, Hot Tubs, and More

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Swimming is a great activity that is enjoyed by many across the country. Whether it's at home, the beach, or the lake, swimming is a great way to cool off during hot weather or to remain comfortable in warm climates.... Read full article

Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

by Mari Walker on

Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article

Raising Nature Explorers & Bioblitz!

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Whether it’s through games, hiking, canoeing, crafts or experiments, exploring nature is always fun and educational with BREC, and that’s precisely what Nature Explorers Camp is all about.... Read full article



A Salute to Mothers

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To all the mothers who fixed a home cooked meal only to be criticized by the tiniest food critics ever… To all the mothers who spend more time at the ball field than sleeping… To all the mothers who support other mothers…... Read full article

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

Accidentally at Home

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It is easy for me to start to resent this season. But I am beginning to realize what a pity it would be to let this season of life sweep by in disappointment and miss the moments I am gifted with.... Read full article

13 Homegrown Louisiana Gems

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Louisiana is a treasure trove of homegrown gems. From festivals and historic buildings to parks and museums, our state is packed with both indoor and outdoor opportunities for fun. Pack a day bag and let’s go!... 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

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