Siblings often joke about being Mom’s favorite. But a new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that parents playing favorites is no joking matter. Seventy percent of mothers who participated in the survey admitted to having a favorite ch
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Summertime is a great time to escape to the beach with family, or enjoy the pool in your backyard or neighborhood. Wherever you go, here are some tips from The Baton Rouge Clinic’s Pediatricians to stay safe while having fun in the sun!
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
Flowers, plants, and trees have brought me a renewed sense of peace throughout the last year. I have marveled at the evolution of the seasons in the blooms and blossoms. I have wondered at new growth and change. Nature is my anti-anxiety medicine.
After a long, trying year of being cooped up at home, it is likely this summer will be a busier time for travel than usual. Businesses are reopening, travel restrictions are loosening, and family members are looking to get together again after distan
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As my friend was introducing me to a friend of hers, she mentioned to him that I wrote an advice column for parents and grandparents. A grandfather himself, he peppered me with questions. “How long had I been writing my column?” Nine years. “How many
Summertime means your kids are likely going to spend more time outside, but are they protected against the outside? Insect bites are no fun, especially when they leave our skin feeling itchy. However, there is one critter you should really keep an e
Preparing for your very first marriage, for both parties, takes a lot of time and planning. You want to work cohesively on your future together, and maybe, some day, have children. But then there’s a whole other group of newlyweds–those who are marry
“My counselor explained that having PTSD is like having a sniper on the watch tower in your brain. Every single sound, thought, emotion, anything, is a perceived threat. My brain was stuck in that,” shares local mom Candice P., who lives with Post-Tr
My Dad always told me that time flies by, and before I knew it, I would look back and wonder where all of it went. He was usually talking in terms of us growing up and I typically would shrug that off and not really think too much about it. As I get
Although he didn’t speak until he was five, Cohen Swain is finding his voice. The 15-year-old is on the autism spectrum and has written a poem, Hold On, I’m Trying, that has gone viral.
I can do hard things, and you can too, to borrow a phrase from Glennon Doyle. From getting ready to send my baby to Kindergarten to juggling anxiety about resuming in-person life after being vaccinated against COVID-19, hard things are all around me
Congratulations to the Class of 2021! This year’s Episcopal graduates are prepared for college with students attending highly selective institutions as well as many Louisiana favorites. That preparation begins in PreK3 and continues through Middle an
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Located in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, the Nickelodeon Universe theme park has reopened after a hiatus due to COVID-19. With some restrictions put into place, you can assure the park has your family’s safety as its top priority, an
Who would win if a hippopotamus and a rhinoceros got into a rumble? A month ago, I would have put my money on the rhino, but thanks to a bedtime story, I’m now in the know. As we read a Who Would Win book together, the boys were delighted to inform m
Great things come from small beginnings! Learning and developing through play and hands-on exploration are the hallmarks of The Dunham School’s new program for two year olds. Inspired by Reggio Emilia, the program’s curriculum will include developmen
Baton Rouge Schools to offer COVID-19 Vaccines.
Art has the ability to inspire us, make us feel something we never thought possible, and give us perspective through the eyes of another. With the help of local curators, Ellemnop.Art, all of this and more is brought to life in their newest exhibitio
Jude C. Blouin, a graduating senior from Parkview Baptist School of the class of 2021, has been nominated for the Louisiana Legislative Scholarship by Representative Kathy Edmonston, House District 88 of Gonzales. Jude and his family live in District
Knock Knock will reopen on June 5!
My poor five year old, with her spring birthday, has now had two COVID-style celebrations. However, this year we made the festivities incrementally bigger. Instead of a family-only celebration and the half-hearted drive-by party of 2020 when she turn
Graduation is just around the corner! Celebrate your graduate with a custom cake from Ralph's! And don't forget, Ralph's offers catering and can make your upcoming graduation party a breeze. Get more info, order cakes online, and see catering options
I may upset a few people here, but what do they say? You have to break some eggs to make an omelet. So, let’s dive in here. It’s May of 2021 and we are wrapping up the spring soccer season, and let me tell you, I have watched my twin boys (eight year
Did you know that drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional death in the United States? There are about 4,000 drowning incidents per year, two-thirds of which happen in the months of May-August, and one in five people who die by drowning a
The Internet has made it possible for adults to interact and work throughout the pandemic, but we have a generation of toddlers who have not had a playdate in over a year–if ever. Coaxing a two year old to sit in front of a screen and interact with a
The journey to becoming a mom looks different for everyone. Every path is unique and filled with highs and lows, twists and turns, and a roller coaster of emotions along the way. In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating five moms and their journey
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Roughly half a million children are in the foster care system in the U.S., according to recent statistics from Child Welfare. About half are eventually reunited with their families while one-fifth are adopted. Many of them entered the foster system a
With several activities planned for every single day, along with several restaurants to visit on the Margaritaville Lake Resort campus, you’ll never have to leave your relaxing getaway. Located about an hour away from Houston, Montgomery offers this
The Ralph's Market Spring Wine Gala is almost sold out! The Kentucky Derby theme makes this a favorite event to attend and will be at Houmas House Estate and Gardens on Friday, April 30. Your ticket includes wine, food, live music and the ambiance of
Parkview Baptist School's AP Biology students took part in a science lab, testing the genetic engineering of e-coli bacteria. Students took e-coli bacteria and inserted genes to make it ampicillin resistant and to give it the green florescent protein
If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to bring the kids for an out-town-adventure, Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston is just the place.
Barbecues in the backyard or cocktails on the patio provide some fun ways to enjoy the great outdoors from the comforts of home. While friends and family flock to such entertaining opportunities, some unwanted guests may want to crash the festivities
Gardening is a wonderful activity that people from all walks of life enjoy. A garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and/or beautiful blooms can instill a sense of pride in gardeners and turn their backyards into colorful, peaceful respites.
When he was born seven weeks before his due date, prematurity seemed to be the biggest obstacle facing Gideon Schroeder. His parents, Marianne and Greg, were completely surprised when Gideon was diagnosed with Down Syndrome.