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Have a Healthy & Happy School Year

in Health and Wellness, School, Sponsored Content

After the lazy days of summer come to an end, the return to school time can be both exciting and anxiety-provoking. Prepare for the upcoming school year to make sure your family is successful.

What Piano Lessons Teach

in Sponsored Content

Today’s culture is one of immediacy. Children are growing up in a world where almost anything can be had instantaneously. Although this has its benefits, it also has its drawbacks; children have fewer opportunities to practice patience and self-contr

Joyful Reads from June

in Family Life, Joy Holden, Turn the Page

Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious. Seriously. I am always volunteering book recs to people near m

Does your child need to test for RSV? ( Respiratory Syncytial Virus )

in Health and Wellness, Local News, Local Profile

Local reports indicate a rise in RSV, a respiratory infection that causes cold-like symptoms and can be serious among young children. However, Ochsner Baton Rouge pediatricians say testing for RSV is usually not necessary.

Building a Faith-Based Foundation

in Sponsored Content

Broadmoor United Methodist Children's Learning Center offers a Christ-centered Childcare Program where building a faith-based foundation for your child is their priority. 

Grilling This Weekend?

in Crafts and Cooking, Summer Fun

Ralph's Market offers a large variety of smoked meats, specialty meats and high quality steaks and beef. This summer grilling season is just heating up and you don't want to miss out on the great selection at your nearest Ralph's Market.

Grass-lined Sidewalks

in Faith

Independence Day is probably one of my favorite holidays. I met my husband during this time of the year. We were married almost exactly one year later. We typically celebrate our anniversary and the holiday together; after all, who doesn’t want firew

Ultimate Birthday Bashes: How to Host the Perfect Celebration for Your Child at Home

in Party

A children’s museum, an arcade, a petting zoo or a kid’s fitness center are fun venues for a birthday party. But why not give the coffee table a shove and turn your home into celebration central?

Deciphering Parenting Metaphors: Animals and Machines

in Family Life

When I grew up, parents were referred to as...well...parents. But nowadays, it is hard to keep up with the trendy terms to describe people who raise children. First, there were helicopter parents then lawnmower parents and now the newest one is snowp

Ivory Gipson

in One Amazing Kid

In high school, Ivory Gipson maintained a near-perfect GPA and was a three-sport varsity athlete, band member, fellow in the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC), vice president of the Goal Society, and held down a part-time job. “I did every sport and

Stop Telling Teenagers All They Need is Ice Cream After a Breakup

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

“Get her some ice cream!” If I had a dollar for how many times I heard that after my daughter’s devastating breakup, we could buy out the whole grocery store freezer department.

They Are Getting Older

in A Day in the Life of Dad

Have you ever had one of those moments where you could see the change coming? I mean, we all go through these phases of life where it seems like everyone you know is graduating or getting the “grown up” job. Then there’s the season of everyone you kn

Friends, Food, and Fireworks

in A Note from Mom

If you know me, you know that I love hosting parties at my house. During the month of December, my house is full of people every weekend with different parties for friends, employees, school teams, and birthdays. Needless to say, I haven’t really had

Cassie and Cahri W.

in Cover Kid

2020-21 Cover Kids Cassie (left) and Cahri (right) W. enjoy many things, but their enjoyment intensifies when they are doing them together. Cassie, who is the mothering type, always shows empathy for others. Cahri yields a more bold and outgoing pers

Are the Vaccines Safe for Kids?

in Health and Wellness, Sponsored Content

Louisianians ages 12 and up can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following a thorough review and decision by the FDA and CDC. Now, more families have the ability to protect their children and enjoy summer with confidence.

Pretend Play: The Work of Childhood

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life

We’ve all heard that play is the work of childhood and it’s true. And pretend play–pretending to be a dinosaur or a king or queen, is a specific kind of play that children benefit from in many ways.

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Suiting Up Students to Honor Her Husband’s Legacy

in Thrive

Thriving after losing a spouse can almost feel impossible in the immediate aftermath. However, two years after her husband’s death caught their family by surprise, Denise J. Brown and her adult children have come together and launched a nonprofit org

Chelsey Laborde Blankenship

in Mom or Dad Next Door

As the owner of CLB Consulting, Chelsey Laborde Blankenship is often dialed into her clients’ brands, providing them with content that best showcases who they are as a company. She can often be found shuffling through a variety of social media accoun

I Have a Crush on Book of the Month

in Things To Do, Joy Holden, Turn the Page

A vibrant blue box full of treasure is delivered to my front door every month. By the time the box arrives, I have been anticipating the moment when I can open the illustrious blue box for a couple of weeks. I open the box with as much excitement as

Embracing the Cheugy - Yeah, I’m Basic!

in Family Life, Mari Walker

Gen Z is at it again–creating a new word to make fun of older people and the things we enjoy. First it was basic, but now it’s cheugy, which arguably seems meaner since it’s a made-up word with such hard consonant sounds?

Things to do around town

Sat 24 Jul

POETRY SLAM POET REGISTRATION

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

Mid-City Artisans at 9 p.m. Register to submit and read your original work at the first Poetry Slam on August 7.

at Mid-City Artisans

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

MERMAID EXPERIENCE WITH STORY TIME

Blue Zoo Aquarium at 1 p.m. Occurs weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.

at Blue Zoo Aquarium

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

YOGA ON THE LAWN AT THE TIN ROOF BREWING COMPANY

Tin Roof Brewing Co. on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Free yoga class, courtesy of Leela Yoga Lifes...

at Tin Roof Brewing Co.

Every Wednesday

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

KID'S WEEKLY CHALLENGES

Virtual from 10-11 a.m. Join the Kids' Weekly Challenge. See if you can complete all 10 ch...

Every Sunday

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