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Contentment in Uncertain Times

in Faith

Our world has undergone enormous change in just a few months. Who would have ever thought we would be talking about the good old days of just last year? In a period of only two months, we have seen unemployment go from record lows to record highs.

Cason C.

in Cover Kid

2019-20 Cover Kid Cason C. brought his own poses to his photo shoot for the August issue. As a first time Cover Kid, Cason made getting the perfect photo look easy. The second he got in front of the camera, his true personality came out.

That Was Summer?

in A Day in the Life of Dad

Really? Did we have summer already and now we are going back to school (or trying to)?

Dodge City, Kansas

in Get Out of Town

History abounds in this former gun-slinging town, famous in American culture for its fabled past as a wild frontier settlement of the Old West. Over the years, the town retained its notoriety, thanks to the many tales told about Dodge City lawman, W

Kids with Guns at School

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

“The year was 1965. My brother and I attended a small country school. It was not uncommon for students to drive to school with weapons on gun-racks in pickup trucks. Rifles, shotguns, and pistols of all shapes and sizes could be found in the parking

Laying Down the Foundation: STEM, STEAM, and STREAM: What is it?

in Summer Fun, School

Children often have different interests from one another. Some may take interest in sports, some in cooking or baking, and some in collecting objects like buttons or coins. Occasionally, parents may take notice that their children are taking an inter

Why Music Education Matters

in Things To Do, Family Life, School

Music plays an important role in our lives. Whether we’re strumming along to our favorite song, singing in the car with the kiddos in the backseat, or playing the keyboard (or piano) during a family singalong, music lifts our spirits and provides us

Emotionally Preparing Your Children for Back-to-School Season

in Health and Wellness, School

Between staying at home, online learning and time away from friends, many children will need a little extra support as they head back to school late this fall.

Room Parent 101

in Family Life, School

Teachers’ work days are non-stop–they’re busy instructing, managing the classroom, planning lessons and attending meetings with fellow teachers or the principal. It’s no secret that teachers also take work home with them, whether they’re grading pape

Maddie Wilson

in One Amazing Kid

Turning 14 this month, Maddie Wilson already has experience as an attorney through Teen Court of Greater Baton Rouge. The diversion program helps teen offenders stay out of the judicial system and lower rates of recidivism. Starting ninth grade at St

Stop Overparenting & Raise an Adult

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

Imagine spending all this time and energy raising your kids, and then when you send them off to college someday, you still have to call to wake them up every morning to make sure they get to class on time. Sounds shocking, right? When I was in colleg

When Toddlers Say No!

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

The moment your child utters her first word, you’ll probably want to announce it to the world, while quickly marking the occasion in her baby book. You probably won’t be so thrilled, however, when her word of choice evolves into the very opinionated

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Advocacy Leads to Unique Preschool Launch

in Exceptional Lives

Katrina Rivers Labouliere doesn’t feel like her life is particularly exceptional despite her years of advocacy work with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing community.

Brandon Craft

in Mom or Dad Next Door

Whether he was waiting tables, running a recycling department or working at the ballpark, Brandon Craft credits all of his previous jobs for helping to prepare him for what he does now–creating unique homes by thinking outside the box.

Free Childhood Mental Health Webinar

in Health and Wellness

Telehealth platform SAMI-Aid is hosting a free webinar on childhood mental health to aid parents in helping their children during these challenging times. 

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

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Mari Walker

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

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Outdoor Adventures Six Feet Apart

in Things To Do, Family Life, Amy Delaney, Summer Fun

Summer vacation is here and while it may be much different than in years past, you can still make it memorable. We recently had several outdoor, socially distant, affordable adventures. All of these excursions were off the beaten path and away from l

New Moon, Tunes for Little Folks

in Local News

Johnette Downing and Dickie Knickerbocker's never before released debut children’s album from 1990 will officially be released on Friday, July 10.

Be Our Guest! Beauty and the Beast Performances at Parkview

in Sponsored Content

Beauty and The Beast, the classic “tale as old as time,” tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved,

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

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Summer Fun

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.

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SUNSHINE VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

Zoom from 9-9:40 am for ages 6-10, from 10-10:40 a.m. for ages 16+, and 11-11:40 a.m. for ages 11-15. Karaoke themed dance party. brec.org

at Virtual

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Sat 29 Aug
in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

BREASTFEEDING BASICS

Woman’s Zoom meeting from 1:30-5 p.m. You will learn about the benefits of breastfeeding, ...

at Zoom

Wed 19 Aug
in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

MAKE OFFICE DECOR

Dutchtown Library at 10 a.m. Almost every adult has a workspace, whether it’s a table at h...

Sat 15 Aug
in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

BODY BASICS FOR GIRLS

Woman’s Zoom meeting from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Preteen girls ages 9-12 will learn how their bod...

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