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The Inn at Christmas Place: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

in Get Out of Town

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has so much to offer during the holiday season, including a special place for Christmas fanatics. Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains is an award-winning, unique, Bavarian-style hotel that celebrates Christmas year-ro

5 Ways to Keep the Holidays Jolly

in Holidays, Health and Wellness, Family Life

Christmas is normally a time of togetherness, where families and communities can experience the season with each other. However, this Christmas is looking to be different because of the spread of COVID-19 and safety guidelines suggesting that everyon

Audria S.

in Cover Kid

2020-21 Cover Kid Audria S. is cute as a button, and with her face painting done, she was also the cutest reindeer we’ve ever seen! Audria is five years old, she’s in kindergarten, she likes to tell jokes, and she loves the color blue. Her favorite s

Curb the Gimmies with the Spirit of Giving

in Holidays, Family Life

Do you ever cringe like the Grinch whenever your child rushes through Christmas gifts and does not stop for a second to say thank you? Society’s commercialized view of Christmas has led too many kids to learn the cultural perspective–get, get, get, a

Matt Moscona

in Mom or Dad Next Door

Meeting a sitting president, attending an Army-Navy game, and traveling to Italy are just a few of the many bucket list items Matt Moscona has written on index cards inside of his desk. He keeps them there as daily reminders of all he hopes to accomp

When Baby Talk Stops Being Cute

in Family Life

“Well hewwoh derrr, where is mama’s cutesie wootsie widdle baby guuurrl!?”

Letting Go of 2020 and Starting Fresh

in Faith

I’m sure you don’t need much convincing to let go of 2020. Here are three things to keep in mind as you kick 2020 to the curb, because how you move on is important. Take stock before you take off.

It’s Been Real

in A Day in the Life of Dad

I’m not sure where to start this one, other than saying it depends on when you’re reading this. We are so close to the end, I can see it. And let’s face it, this is a great time of year, so this last month of 2020 should fly by.

Sophia Lurue Guyton

in One Amazing Kid

Sophia Lurue Guyton learned to read when she was three, and by the time she was seven, she had already published her first book, The Adventures of Mia and Jace.

Happy Even on Her Hardest Days: Life with a Rare Genetic Condition

in Exceptional Lives

Aubrey Martin is a fighter. Living with Rett syndrome and its associated global developmental delays is her everyday life. But in 2020, she faced a more urgent and critical health issue when she developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

A Christmas We Didn’t Expect Might Be the One We Need

in Holidays, Things To Do, Family Life, Mari Walker

2020 has been a year we didn’t expect, so a Christmas that looks different will fit right in. In this upside down season in an upside down time, some of the Walker family’s holiday traditions can remain intact. I’m not entirely bah-humbug and am look

Yes, We Are a Family

in Family Life, Amy Delaney

I recently saw an Instagram post of a mom and her adopted daughter creatively answering some of the most common questions that adoptive families receive. It was awesome and so relatable for me, and it brought to mind many of the questions that we use

Parkview Students Create Class Constitution

in Sponsored Content

This fall, students enrolled in United States History at Parkview Baptist School experienced a hands-on and creative approach to learning about the United States Constitution and how it was drafted. Students in Mr. Williams’ US History class learned

Luncheon to Help Stop Domestic Violence

in Local News

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is hosting a luncheon to help bring awareness and advocacy on global issues that also affect the local community.  

New BASIS Campus Opening August 2021

in Sponsored Content

BASIS Baton Rouge Charter Schools will be opening a new K-5 campus in August 2021. Known for educating tomorrow’s leaders, one humanities class at a time, BASIS Baton Rouge Charter Schools enrollment is open now until December 15. Apply today!

Wanna Play? Navigating Playdate Etiquette

in Things To Do, Family Life, Mari Walker

How do you get started in the world of playdates? When babies are small, if you have an established community of your own friends with similarly aged babies, playdates are straightforward. They’re basically mom coffee dates with tag-a-long snuggles.

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Free Breakfast for Local Vets

in Holidays, Local News

With so many Veterans Day events cancelled due to COVID-19, all Baton Rouge Wendy’s locations are celebrating local vets by offering them free breakfast from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

Halfway Thru Her Childhood

in Family Life, Mari Walker

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

Halloween Aftermath

in Holidays, Health and Wellness, Family Life, Ellen Mecholsky

This morning my son woke me up with, “Can I have some candy, please?” I asked him if he had eaten a healthy breakfast yet. He said, “I ate a little, but I can’t eat too much because then I would be too full to eat candy.”

Santa Fe, New Mexico

in Get Out of Town

Originally founded in 1610 as the capital of Nuevo Mexico, Santa Fe, which means ‘holy faith’ in Spanish, lies in the foothills of Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The city holds the distinction of being the oldest state capital in the country. You’ll nev

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CHRISTMAS DOOR HANGER PAINT PARTY!

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

Arts Council of Livingston Parish from 6-8 p.m. Join artist instructor Shelly Frederick to paint your choice of Christmas design. No experience necessary; all supplies included. Space is limited. $35 class fee. artslivingston.org

at Arts Council of Livingston Parish

Every Tuesday

Wed 16 Dec
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FOAM CUP WREATH

Eden Park Library at 2:30 p.m. Adults will use foam cups and gift tissue paper to create a...

at Eden Park Library

Sun 06 Dec
in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

West Baton Rouge Museum from 2-4 p.m. Celebrate the season with a French flair along with ...

at West Baton Rouge Museum

Fri 18 Dec
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TRIVIA NIGHT LIVE

Livingston Parish Library Zoom event at 7 p.m. Gather your friends and family, or play it ...

at Zoom

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