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Cutting Out the Chaos of Chores

in Family Life, Anita RaJean Walker

Regardless of age, the word chores induce dramatic eye rolls and chesty groans. But, they are part of our everyday family life.

EARLY VOTING FOR THE APRIL 24 ELECTION

in Local News

Early voting continues through Saturday, April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, April 11.  Citizens who want to vote early may do so in person at the parish Registrar of Voters Office or at other designated locations.

What’s the Best Age to Introduce Chores?

in Family Life, Anita RaJean Walker

We strive to raise well-adjusted children that have all the skill sets to succeed later in life. Chores are part of that because they help foster self-esteem and independence.

Explore the Mighty A

in Sponsored Content

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is open daily, beginning at 8 a.m., with 30 historic planes, tanks and artillery, the USS Drum, park memorials, fishing pier, and bike service station.

Wild Wine Walk

in Things To Do, Sponsored Content

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to be hosting their first ever Wild Wine Walk on May 21, 2021. Guests (21+) are invited to stroll through the zoo for an early evening of wine tasting, food sampling, and live music.

Take the Beanstack Challenge

in Sponsored Content

East Baton Rouge Parish Libraries encourage you to read a book this month that may take you somewhere you always wanted to go or maybe even someplace you never expected.

Transport to the Tropics

in Sponsored Content

Just a quick five hour drive from Baton Rouge, Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe | Houston is a lakeside paradise that will transport you straight to the tropics with 303 luxury suites, 32 waterfront cottages, and a tempting array of family-fri

Unique Solutions for Unique Learners

in Sponsored Content

Being accepted for who we are is something that many of us want in life. However, that want grows even more when it comes to our children, especially when our children are living with exceptional differences.

Ralph's Market Spring Wine Gala

in Sponsored Content

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 AP Biology Students Test Genetic Engineering Of E-Coli

in Sponsored Content

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

Experience an Out-of-Town Adventure at Margaritaville Lake Resort

in Sponsored Content

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. 

Tick Tock

in A Day in the Life of Dad

Ok, so I have told my daughter for as long as I can remember that when she turned 13, I was installing a countdown clock in her room that counted down till her 18th birthday, and that she had to be out of the house when that happened. No, I really do

Anya S.

in Cover Kid

2020-21 Cover Kid Anya S. is no stranger to the stage and being in front of the camera. She was a pro during her photo shoot and has walked in Baton Rouge Fashion Week. Anya has been riding horses since she was six years old and even has her own hors

Annie Engholm

in One Amazing Kid

While most kids took advantage of additional screen time when quarantining in 2020, Annie Engholm used her extra time at home to craft. She turned her hobby into a lucrative Etsy shop and has given away all her profits.

Is Your Child’s Coach Abusive? Beware of These 6 Red Flags

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life, Summer Fun

Sports are known for helping kids develop confidence, leadership skills, and a sense of belonging. But when the pressure to perform and unhealthy coaching practices do the opposite, kids find themselves in a tough situation where they may need parent

Gardening from a Wheelchair: 5 Easy Steps to Get Growing

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Home & Garden

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.

Life with Down Syndrome: Shouting His Worth

in Cover Kid, Exceptional Lives, Thrive

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.

It’s Potty Time: How to Get the Job Done

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

Has potty training ever felt or sounded so draining that you consider keeping your child in diapers forever? Persuading a toddler to use the potty is no small task. Some get scared, some get frustrated, and others are just not interested. If you want

Keep the Bugs Away! Addressing Insects Before Entertaining Season

in Home & Garden, Summer Fun

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

April ♥

in A Note from Mom

April is my favorite month of the year! Why, you ask? Many of my life’s important events have occured during the month of April. I got engaged, got married, and had my first child. My BFFs’ birthdays, lots of family birthdays, and Easter (sometimes)

Want to Renovate? There’s a Timeline for That

in Family Life, Home & Garden

Home renovation projects are significant undertakings. Working with skilled and experienced contractors can ensure projects go smoothly and are completed promptly. Timing is a big consideration for homeowners as they begin renovating their homes, and

3 DIY Mistakes to Avoid: Home Edition

in Crafts and Cooking, Family Life, Home & Garden

Pride tends to swell when homeowners successfully complete do-it-yourself projects on their homes. In addition to saving homeowners money, DIY projects provide a unique way for men and women to personally connect with their homes. The ability to look

Blue Jean Finances

in Faith

I love a good pair of blue jeans. Comfortable and faded, frayed along the bottom hems from walking too many times without shoes. I also love the fun of pairing my jeans with a graphic t-shirt and baseball cap. Other days, I like to dress them up with

James Jefferson III

in Mom or Dad Next Door

As a Louisiana State Trooper, James Jefferson III has learned a lot about parenting and raising a family in Baton Rouge while on the job. He uses those lessons each day as he makes every moment with his family count. Whether he’s attending one of his

The Rise of Switchtasking Teens: Is Multitasking Really Possible?

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has set into motion a long train of difficulties as we have been adjusting to life in isolation. The lockdown notice in March 2020 came with little warning as it forced students and workers alike to buckle down in t

It’s Not Easy Being Green

in Family Life

My favorite Muppet, Kermit, said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Like any good mom, I try to lead my family down the do-the-right-thing path as we go about our lives. This includes adopting environmentally-friendly habits as I try to instill a

Western Themed Day at BPECC

in Sponsored Content

Last week, Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center students participated in a Western themed S.T.E.A.M. Day. They read the story, Sixteen Cows, learned where butter came from, churned their own delicious butter, and painted rough cacti.

I Smell Crawfish!

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Amy Delaney

You never realize just how quiet winter is until the birds start chirping and squawking on the first days of spring. Recently, I had a similar experience when I smelled a familiar aroma floating over the fence in my neighborhood. Someone was boiling

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

in Get Out of Town, Out & About

After word had spread about the “healing” waters in the local springs, Eureka Springs, Arkansas was founded on July 4, 1879. Thousands soon flocked to the town in order to build shanties for the expected guests, and now, there are many places to visi

Ochsner Health Welcomes Louisiana Women’s Healthcare

in Local News, Local Profile

Louisiana Women’s Healthcare, the state’s largest OB/GYN group is excited to announce it is becoming part of the Ochsner Health family, effective May 1, 2021. As LWH cares for over 70,000 women in the Greater Baton Rouge area

We Are All Irreplaceable: Deciding to Get My COVID Vaccine

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Mari Walker, Local News

I am someone who loves science, at least as a bystander and beneficiary. I even wrote about the benefits of animal research in my high school English class for our persuasive essay assignment, convinced science was critical to my survival of jaundice

Mall of Louisiana to open 'Blue Zoo', an aquatic attraction, on April 1

in Things To Do, Summer Fun, Local News

The Mall of Louisiana welcomed Blue Zoo to Baton Rouge and is set to debut on April 1, 2021

Top BASIS Charter School Educators Will Lead New Campus in Baton Rouge

in Local News, School, Local Profile

BASIS Charter Schools has tapped two of the top educators in its nationally-acclaimed 31-campus network as Head of School and Head of Operations at its new Baton Rouge campus, which will open this August.

Looking for Crawfish in BR?

in Sponsored Content

Did you know? Ralph's Markets feature great seafood dishes in their deli every Wednesday and Friday.

Parkview Second Graders Welcome Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

in Sponsored Content

Second graders at Parkview Baptist School recently welcomed Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to speak about Black History Month and her role as the first female, African American Mayor-President of our City-Parish.

Hop into Fun at Valor this Spring

in Sponsored Content

Valor Gymnastics will be hosting Easter & Spring Break Camps from April 2-9 from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome at an additional fee.  For more information, call (225) 766-7070. Register online today.  

Make Every Summer Day a Precious One

in Sponsored Content

Summer is a time for kids to be kids and Y summer camp is the place to make every summer day a precious one.

Pedigo and Boucher Guide Eagles At LHSAA Indoor State Meet

in Sponsored Content

The Parkview Baptist indoor track and field team had a strong showing at the LHSAA Division II Indoor Track and Field championships at the Carl Maddox Fieldhouse on the campus of LSU.

Summer is Coming

in A Day in the Life of Dad

Alright, here is the warning shot with a twist for all my Game of Thrones fans, SUMMER IS COMING. We must get ready. What does that mean? Well, I–being the optimist I am–believe we will be back to a much closer-to-normal summer than last year, with s

The Camp Next Door: 5 Skills Campers Gain

in Things To Do, Family Life, Summer Fun

Many parents want their kids to experience summer camps, but the idea of spending several nights away from home is a little scary for both the parent and the child. A great alternative, especially for younger kids, is to send them to day camp. Day ca

Don’t Get Caught in an Itchy Situation: The No-Panic Parent’s Guide to Lice

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

One of the lessons that parents try to teach their children is the importance of sharing with each other. Whether it be their snacks, their thoughts, and occasionally, even their toys, parents know that sharing is an important lesson for children to

Campgrounds & Conversations

in Faith

The occasional crackle from a campfire flame, amidst a mild smoke that meanders toward a clear spring sky. The crinkle of a graham cracker package as tiny fingers reach for a crisp wafer while hints of laughter and soft music play in the distance.

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.

Surviving Spring Sports: A Parent’s Guide

in Things To Do, Family Life, Summer Fun

As the older sister of a lifelong baseball player, I spent many hours at the ballpark. When it came time to sign my son up for spring T-Ball, I wasn’t worried–I had been living the baseball mom life for years! I was way ahead of the game.

Filling Hearts with Kindness, Starting with Her Own

in Exceptional Lives

Kindness is the keyword for eight-year-old Tiva Thyssen, and she’s involved in several efforts to spread it. Specifically, since losing her older brother Traeh to suicide in 2019, Tiva works to bring awareness to and prevent bullying and suicide

COVID-19 in Louisiana: A Year in Review

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

While it certainly may seem like it happened a very long time ago, it was in fact only a year ago this month that we received news of the first presumptive case of COVID-19. By March 16, 2020, we were instructed to stay at home. Schools went virtual,

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.

Dev Iyer

in One Amazing Kid

Amazing kids run in the Iyer family. Recently named the East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System’s elementary student of the year, Dev, a fifth grader at Buchanan Elementary, is following in the footsteps of his brother, Jay, now a high school se

Cason C.

in Cover Kid

2020-21 Cover Kid Cason C. is full of energy and is quite the ham when in front of the camera. While he loves taking pictures, Cason’s favorite part of his photo shoot was getting the chance to climb the trees between shots. His favorite color is tur

Thriving at Camp: Why Your Child Should Attend this Summer

in Health and Wellness, Things To Do, Family Life, Summer Fun

The sound of the last school bell before summer break leads to warm feelings of nostalgia for many of us. Sure, part of it was the fact we did not have to wake up early and spend all day in class, but the memories made during those sunny months make

Carissa Graves

in Mom or Dad Next Door

A perfect day for Carissa Graves begins quite simply. For her, it’s all about sleeping in before having a cup of coffee and time to read the newspaper while still in bed. After that? It’s time to get moving and head outdoors with her family. As a mom

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

Beaumont, Texas

in Get Out of Town

The great state of Texas has a huge round-up of top-notch towns where you’ll experience a stampede of different activities to fill your day. Set your sights during this trip on Southeast Texas and head to Beaumont, located 85 miles east of Houston on

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

in Sponsored Content

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.

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

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.

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

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

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