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Child Advocacy Center Offers Free Virtual Abuse Prevention Tool

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Local News

In response to increased demand for virtual abuse prevention training, The CARE Center now offers its online ROAR program without cost to organizations that serve children.

Ochsner Baton Rouge Launches ‘InstaEat’ Mobile App for Cafeteria

in Local News

Ochsner Baton Rouge now offers InstaEat, a mobile app that helps users electronically order and pay for meals from the hospital cafeteria.

Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center Overcoming Obstacles

in Sponsored Content

Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center students are overcoming obstacles and jumping back into the swing of things. 

Arts Council of Livingston Parish Hosts the Livingston Parish Student Art Exhibit

in Crafts and Cooking, Things To Do, Local News

Discover the artistic talent of the students of Livingston Parish. Their artwork will be on display at the Arts Council gallery from March 10-April 24, located at 133 Hummell in Denham Springs. The gallery will also feature the work of their 2020 Art

Celebrate Your Child's Birthday with Valor

in Party, Family Life, Sponsored Content

It's always birthday season, and at Valor Gymnastics, you can throw your child the perfect COVID-safe party. 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church Hosts COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

in Local News

St. Luke's Episcopal Church is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, February 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

See the BIG Reveal of This Remodel

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When it comes to remodels, Lasting Impressions Lasting Impressions & Granite, Inc. Design House helps your dreams become a reality. 

Health Tip with Dr. Benjamin Walton

in Sponsored Content

February is #KidsENTHealth Month. Does your child snore or breathe through their mouth throughout the night? While the snoring may seem cute, it could be a true medical problem known as pediatric obstructive sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing.

Get a REAL ID

in Get Out of Town, Things To Do, Family Life

If you're 18 years of age and older and planning to fly anytime after October 1, 2021, you will need to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, a state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to in order to board.

Pediatric Day Health Centers are Lifesavers

in Sponsored Content

Pediatric Day Health Centers are Lifesavers for families of medically fragile children. The Center cares for children with breathing tubes, feeding tubes, ventilator dependent, complications of prematurity, seizure disorders, and tracheostomy patient

Let the Good Times Stroll: Saying Goodbye to The Last of Our Baby Gear

in Family Life, Mari Walker

Our family is almost ready to say goodbye to our stroller, and looking back, it might be my most beloved piece of baby gear (after my DSLR camera perhaps). Our orange BabyJogger CityMini has served us well, hauling two girls around the neighborhood a

Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center Hosts PJ Day

in Sponsored Content

BPECC had a comfy, cozy pajama day! Together, they read books about pajamas, painted funky pajama patterns, and ate donuts with chocolate milk--the best thing to eat when you’re in your pjs!

Skin Care for Every Age at Every Stage

in Sponsored Content

The local choice for acne treatment and pediatric skin conditions close to home. Trust the team at Louisiana Dermatology Associates to provide caring, compassionate dermatological services for every member of the family. Now welcoming new patients wi

Young Writer Inspires Others to Overcome Bullying

in Health and Wellness, Exceptional Lives

After she experienced bullying, Holli A. Holland wanted to help other children navigate through the experience. The slower pace during the pandemic provided time for the eight year old from Baker to write and publish her first book, You Are Enough! S

I Mustache, Will You Be My Valentine?

in Crafts and Cooking, Holidays, Things To Do, Printable Templates

When someone actually takes the time to make you a gift, you know they must have really put their heart into it. Show how much someone means to you this year with a DIY Valentine’s Day gift. Whatever your skill level, we promise you can make somethin

Kingston W.

in Cover Kid

2020-21 Cover Kid Kingston W. had a sweet time at his Valentine’s Day themed photo shoot. Kingston enjoys playing hide and seek, watching Spongebob Squarepants, and playing basketball. He’s a big sports fan and loves watching the Saints play, too, es

Up Close with Charter Schools: Should Your Child Attend?

in Health and Wellness, School

I have a confession. My kids attend a charter school. And… we love it! However, I was not always a believer in the charter school option. In fact, I still think choosing the right school for your child is a personal choice for parents, but I am glad

Zaila Avant-Garde

in One Amazing Kid

A Guinness World Record holder for her basketball skills, Zaila Avant-Garde is also a successful speller, winning the first-ever Kaplan Online Spelling Bee. Zaila, 14, won $10,000 and free Kaplan pre-college test prep courses. The Kaplan Bee was deve

Best Five Bucks Spent, Ever

in A Day in the Life of Dad

I talk a lot about doing stuff with your family and the things that work and the things that don’t work, especially during the days we are in now. Let me tell you though, I have found one of the best ways to make your children smile, and you can have

Dental Drama: How to Handle Chips, Knockouts, Discoloration and Other Tooth Troubles

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

Keeping kids’ smiles healthy takes more than regular dental checkups (which should begin around 18 months) and brushing twice daily. In addition to the normal loss of baby teeth and a cavity or two, many children will experience some type of tooth-re

Roberto Ramirez

in Mom or Dad Next Door

Roberto Ramirez comes from a family of educators, however, it wasn’t until he moved to the states that he decided to pursue a career in education as well. He quickly fell in love with it, and three years ago, BASIS asked him to open the first BASIS r

Faith: Seeds & Scripture

in Faith

One spring, when I was in elementary school, I remember my mother planting a rather impressive garden in the backyard. She used long wooden beams to frame up rows of peas, carrots, squash, and zucchini. She had metal wires standing tall in the back,

Forever Thriving for a Better Us

in Sponsored Content

YMCA of the Capital Area is excited to welcome you back to the Y. Your health and well-being remains their biggest priority. Visit their website to learn about the precautions they’ve put in place to make sure you continue to thrive.

Parkview Baptist Band Performs in Renovated Courtyard

in Sponsored Content

After months of preparation and hard work, the band bowed and their audience cheered. It was strange by all reasonable standards, but strange had found its way to become the new standard this school year. In partnership with Parkview Baptist Church,

The Stockade Bed & Breakfast: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

in Get Out of Town

It’s always exciting to adventure away from home, but there are many great getaways close to home. If you’ve wanted to visit a bed and breakfast, Baton Rouge has plenty in and around town. They offer mouth-watering morning meals, close proximity to i

Have We Become a Gaming Family?

in Family Life, Mari Walker

Christmas 2020 looked super different for our family, and as parents, my husband and I did something that we probably wouldn’t have done otherwise. We fulfilled our nine-year-old’s request for a gaming system, specifically a Nintendo Switch. She had

Wiggles of Excitement

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Amy Delaney

“I have a wiggly tooth.” That is all–a simple statement of fact shared during a school day discussion. After spending time with Little Bud for virtual learning, I have learned that a loose tooth in the world of a six year old means the world. It is l

New Year, More Me

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Ellen Mecholsky

Today, I was walking with my dog and thinking about New Year’s resolutions. I love the starting over of a new year. I have always felt its metaphorical power and been drawn to the idea of a new beginning, another chance, a reset button. From the time

Cinemark to Celebrate Everyone’s Favorite Cinematic Snack with Popcorn Fest

in Local News

Popcorn lovers can savor discounts at open Cinemark theatres and enter for the chance to win free popcorn for a year.

A Terrific Tooth Tip

in Sponsored Content

Sugar is a prominent reason that cavities form. It is the energy supply for bacteria that create cavities. There is an additional culprit that gives sugar a one, two punch and leads to increased cavities: acid.

Looking for Mardi Gras Fun?

in Sponsored Content

Let the good times roll at Valor Gymnastics' Mardi Gras Camp from February 15-17 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 

Recharge, Refocus, Reset

in Sponsored Content

Recharge, refocus, and reset with the help of the Y!

It's King Cake Season!

in Holidays, Sponsored Content

Let Ralph's Market bring Mardi Gras right to your door! 

Feeling Dizzy?

in Sponsored Content

At Fyzical of Baton Rouge, they know balance and dizziness disorders, and they have just the tools to treat them! Join them for a virtual tour of their brand new state of the art facility. Call today to schedule a consultation for your balance and di

2nd Dose of COVID Vaccines in Baton Rouge

in Health and Wellness, Local News

It was second dose day for the COVID-19 vaccine for Ochsner Baton Rouge employees last January 5, 2021.

Turning the Page

in Toby Comeaux, Holidays, Family Life

As we get closer to 2020 ending, I’ve been reflecting back on many of the goals that I set for myself at the beginning of the year. I wanted to spend more time talking to people, getting out of my comfort zone and relating to others in different situ

Faith is a Certain Power for an Uncertain Year

in Faith

A new year is once again upon us. Many people are entering into the new year with fear and anxiety due to COVID-19, economic uncertainty, and political turmoil. They want things to get back to “normal” but are starting to realize that many of the pro

Are You a Mimi, Gigi, Tia, Pop, or PaPaw?

in Family Life

If you’ve recently brought a child into the world, your parents and siblings are likely brainstorming names they would like your child to call them. Mawmaw, Pawpaw, Auntie, or Uncle are more traditional names, but they may want to go down a more crea

Is Private School Affordable?

in Family Life, School

Louisiana is known for food, festivals, and an eclectic culture that is deeply rooted in religious beliefs. For many, Mardi Gras is simply a time to indulge in good food and drink, however, the celebration actually began as a religious holiday. Under

Students Tell All: What's Private School Really Like?

in Health and Wellness, School

When you’re looking for a private school for your child to attend, one of the first things you do is go to the Internet. You search for the school, check out their website, read reviews, and eventually venture out to the school for a tour. While all

Matteo Runge

in One Amazing Kid

When so many things shut down last year, Matteo Runge was lucky to find a silver lining. The sixth grader at Baton Rouge International School became a 2020 Louisiana state chess champion and credits his success to extra practice time.

Is Your Child Great at Studying?

in Family Life, School

The human brain takes in massive amounts of information every single day. Now, think about all of the possible distractions, and it is no wonder that telling our kids to go to their room and study does not work.

Colleen Waguespack

in Mom or Dad Next Door

Life as a mom is busy, real busy. When you add on your career, which includes owning your own business, things can begin to get even more hectic and harder to juggle. However, Colleen Waguespack has found a way to always live her life on the go, but

Well, Here We Are...

in A Day in the Life of Dad

This is the time we have all been waiting for…2021. I don’t know about you, but 2020 went by so fast and so much happened that I don’t even remember it all. I have talked to friends, co-workers and clients, and each time we talk about it, I hear a st

Got Tummy Troubles?

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

Tummy troubles are common in young children and typically aren’t serious. Stomachaches can be anything from constipation to stomach flu to an excuse to get out of school. The tricky part is figuring out if the stomach pain is something serious that w

Powering Through While Beating Rare Bone Cancer

in Exceptional Lives

Although 2020 was a hard year for everyone, the White family’s experience was extra challenging. 

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

in Get Out of Town, Things To Do

Along the Mississippi River is this charming city renowned for its southern scenery, rich culture, and antebellum mansions. The history of Natchez dates back to its establishment as a French fort site in 1716 and is known as the birthplace of Mississ

Managing Seasonal and Year-Round Allergies: Discovering an Alternative Approach

in Health and Wellness, Sponsored Content

Allergies can affect any age group and can contribute to numerous problems such as recurrent ear and sinus infections, chronic nasal congestion, headaches, wheezing, coughing, skin rashes, and sometimes digestive issues. Antigens that are usually not

Revisiting Santa: Should We Get an Elf on the Shelf?

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

On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a

In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center Expands in Baton Rouge

in Sponsored Content

In Loving Arms Pediatric Day Health Center provides compassionate and personalized care for children with medically-fragile health conditions, and the center has recently moved to a new location in order to provide even more for those children in nee

Preschool Program & Camps Offered at Valor Gymnastics

in Sponsored Content

Baton Rouge's premier gymnastics training center, Valor Gymnastics, offers a unique preschool program for little gymnasts wanting to get a jumpstart on Gymnastics.

Pumpkin Peeps

in Sponsored Content

Over the course of two weeks, the fourth grade students at Parkview Baptist School had to read a book that was on or above their AR reading level. With notes they’ve taken, they would form a rough draft and then finally a written report. But that’s o

On Wednesdays, We Skate!

in Sponsored Content

On Wednesdays, we skate! Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center has been teaching their students to skate for over 30 years. Learning to skate as young as one years old, their students learn balance, coordination, and confidence, all while hav

Ochsner Medical Center Employee in New Orleans is the First to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Ochsner Medical Center employee in New Orleans is the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lights!

in Holidays, Things To Do, Family Life, Amy Delaney

“Lights!” Since I was little, I have always loved piling up in the car and looking at Christmas lights. At each display, we would enthusiastically yell, “Lights!” before moving on to the next house. This love of Christmas cheer continues even now, an

Pampers & Papa Noel Drive-Thru Event (Free Diapers & Wipes)

in Local News

The Safety Place, Healthy Blue, Our Lady of the Lake Children's Health & East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office to Host Holiday Event for Children & Families

The Remembering: Reflections on My Pregnancy Loss

in Ellen Mecholsky

It starts the first week of December, the remembering. I had felt her move for the first time in the car driving home from a Thanksgiving trip to Florida, which is why I suspect my anniversary grief stress begins so early. I subsequently gave birth t

1500 Children Left to Be Adopted for Christmas Before December 7th!

in Local News

The Salvation Army has nearly 1500 children who need to be adopted this Christmas through the Angel Tree program and is also asking for donations of toys and new clothing for children of all ages and sizes.

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

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

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

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.

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