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Long Term Effects of Parental Favoritism

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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Outdoor Adventures Six Feet Apart

in Things To Do, Family Life, Amy Delaney, Summer Fun

Summer vacation is here and while it may be much different than in years past, you can still make it memorable. We recently had several outdoor, socially distant, affordable adventures. All of these excursions were off the beaten path and away from l

Be Our Guest! Beauty and the Beast Performances at Parkview

in Sponsored Content

Beauty and The Beast, the classic “tale as old as time,” tells the story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved,

New Moon, Tunes for Little Folks

in Local News

Johnette Downing and Dickie Knickerbocker's never before released debut children’s album from 1990 will officially be released on Friday, July 10.

Swimming Safety: Tips and Considerations for Pools, Beaches, Hot Tubs, and More

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Summer Fun

Swimming is a great activity that is enjoyed by many across the country. Whether it's at home, the beach, or the lake, swimming is a great way to cool off during hot weather or to remain comfortable in warm climates.

A Summer Without Bug Bites or Sunburn? Adventures in Virtual Camping

in Crafts and Cooking, Things To Do, Family Life, Mari Walker

We may be “over” coronavirus, but it’s clear this pandemic is not over for us. Summer has looked a lot different for our family, and we’re certainly living a smaller life.

Does Anyone Else Feel Extremely Not OK?

in Health and Wellness, Mari Walker

I haven’t been able to write a post for this blog in more than a month. I could blame being busy–I have taken on a temporarily bigger volunteer role with my church (ask me about video editing or live streaming!)–but that’s not it, or at least not ent

Socially Distant Summer

in Health and Wellness, Summer Fun

It’s finally summer and kids and teens are ready for a much needed break. But, what does that break look like when they’re forced to remain physically distanced from friends and family? While local organizations are doing what they can to provide res

Having Fun with Private Playdates and Parties!

in Sponsored Content

Being stuck in the house day in and day out can definitely cause you and your little ones to go stir crazy. Well, you’re in luck!

Layla A.

in Cover Kid

2019-20 Cover Kid Layla A. experienced her first ever photo shoot with us when she posed for our 30th anniversary cover. Layla plans to continue pursuing modeling, and she hopes to add acting to her resume, too. 

Summer Learning Loss

in School

Anyone else feel like they have been in the Twilight Zone, oh, since around the middle of March? I know I have. In one way, it has felt like the longest/shortest three months of my life. And I’m pretty sure my kids feel the same way.

What's Happened in 30 Years?

in Health and Wellness, Family Life, Local News

We’re officially 30 this month! We’ve experienced a lot of excitement, growth and changes over the years, so we’re not surprising anyone when we say that a lot can happen in 30 years. But, what has happened in the last 30 years? Let’s take a look bac

WOW, 30 Years!

in A Day in the Life of Dad

We are super excited to share our 30th birthday with you and even more appreciative of you for allowing us into your homes for 30 years. We like to think we are here helping build strong families, and strong families build strong communities. It’s ha

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

in Exceptional Lives

After the birth of her second daughter, Gracie, on April 2, Stephanie Melancon had two days at home with her family of four before their lives turned upside down.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park—Camp-Resort

in Get Out of Town

Hey, Boo-boo! It’s time to pack your gear and head to the wide open spaces–right here in our state!

The Future of Birthday Parties

in Party

Celebrating a birthday with feather boas, a dress up box, candy buffets, or any other themed bash, is an event children look forward to. The excitement begins as they hand out invitations, decide on a party theme, choose their cake and ice cream, and

Rylan Carruth

in One Amazing Kid

Everyone needs clean water, but not all of us think about what it takes to have that access. Rylan Carruth, 12, does, and he’s active in sharing ways to get involved and ensure Baton Rouge’s drinking water stays as great as it is.

Freedom and Faith

in Faith

I was asked to write about freedom and faith. I cannot think of any more relevant topic during this season in our country.

Exceptional Lives: Share With Us

in Exceptional Lives

Do you know someone who lives an exceptional life?

Enter for a Chance to Win with Porter Orthodontics!

in Sponsored Content

Here's something to smile about! You can enter for a chance to win 50% off braces or Invisalign. Enter now for your chance to win. Winner will be announced August 10, 2020.

Yoga Anyone? Four Reasons to Give Yoga a Try

in Health and Wellness, Amy Delaney

I first started stretching and “down-dogging” a few years back. I began my yoga adventure at a local studio, taking in-person classes. I remember asking my classmates, “Why isn’t there a line around the block for yoga?” To this day, I still wonder. Y

Early Voting begins June 20 for Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Primary

in Local News

Early voting begins Saturday, June 20. BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the Presidential Preference Primary.

Lessons From the Ballpark

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

I’m a baseball mom. I live at the ballpark from February through July. For the last seven years, I’ve sacrificed my weekends (and sometimes sanity) to drag an unearthly amount of stuff to every ballpark imaginable so our boys can do what they love.

West Feliciana Proud!

in Sponsored Content

The West Feliciana Parish School Leaders would like to congratulate the class of 2020!

#Dunham At A Distance: Learning and Connecting Amid a Global Pandemic

in Sponsored Content

“In accordance with Governor Edwards’ announcement today regarding school closures in Louisiana to combat the spread of COVID-19, The Dunham School will transition to a distance learning model beginning Monday, March 16…” (Head of School Update March

Parkview Baptist School Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian

in Sponsored Content

Parkview Baptist School wants to congratulate their Valedictorian and Salutatorian.

EBR Schools is Selecting a New Superintendent!

in Local News, School

Be a part of EBR Schools' history and help us select our next superintendent! Today, June 10, we will hold a Town Hall Meeting at the PDC, 3000 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd.

Need a Tutor? Want a Free T-Shirt?

in Sponsored Content

Schools are now adapting to the “new normal,” and you might be in need of tutoring services to complement your child’s learning. Not sure where to look? Try Best in Class Tutoring.

Graduates, Are You Ready for the Summer?

in Sponsored Content

Whether you’re on your way to college, starting your life after college graduation or simply gearing up for summer, there’s never a wrong time to make sure you have everything you need.

Coupons & Congratulations from Grease Monkey

in Sponsored Content

Grease Monkey wants to congratulate all of the seniors on their incredible accomplishment!

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

in Sponsored Content

Baton Rouge University Preparatory (UP) Elementary wants to wish all of the graduates a congratulations this year!

MIS-C: How it is Affecting Children

in Sponsored Content

Until recently, the headlines about Covid-19 have largely been about the disease in adults, especially the elderly and those people with underlying health conditions.

Trusting a Great God in a Great Storm

in Faith

The fourth chapter of the gospel of Mark tells of an account with Jesus and His disciples on a ship. A storm arises while they are out on the sea and the disciples begin to worry. Jesus is asleep in the hinder part of the ship. Some would suggest tha

Summer is Here, it Seems

in A Day in the Life of Dad

It’s officially summer, but it feels like we should be at the end of summer. I’m wondering if I am going to survive this one. Normally, we have pool parties and friends visiting all summer, and the little ones have sleepovers and our front door is a

It’s Hot, Baby! Keeping Little Ones Safe in the Heat

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

Louisiana summers offer a unique sort of heat. And when it comes to babies, it can be downright dangerous. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), excessive heat poses the greatest danger to infants and children up to four years old.

Thriving Theater Passion Follows Hearing Loss Recovery Journey

in Exceptional Lives

For 21-year-old Grace Graugnard, hearing limitations never registered when she was a child, even though she wore hearing aids and eventually received cochlear implants.

CHS STREAM is Now a Reality

in Sponsored Content

In the spring of 2016, Catholic High School (CHS) had a STREAM dream–to develop a curriculum that would take the standard STEM approach (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and raise it to the next level by developing and incorporating

Samuel “Sam” H.

in Cover Kid

2019-20 Cover Kid Samuel “Sam” H. felt right at home while fishing during his photo shoot, as he lives on a pond and loves to go fishing with his Dad. His mom refers to him as his Dad’s shadow, and the two enjoy golfing together, going duck hunting,

Knoxville, Tennessee

in Get Out of Town

This beautiful city is known by many names–Heart of the Valley, Queen City of the Mountains, and Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. But no matter what you want to call it, Knoxville is a beautiful, vibrant city that offers captivating cultural ev

How Mental Health Can Affect Your Marriage

in Family Life

Marriage isn’t always easy, and neither is managing mental health. When things like anxiety, mood, impulse and substance abuse disorders are present in a relationship, it can be incredibly challenging. But, if we can navigate these things correctly,

7 Things Every Parent Should Know About Their ‘Tween’s Health

in Health and Wellness

A few months ago, my oldest daughter started gleefully announcing that she would soon be a ‘tweenager. Wait a minute. A what? A quick Google search informed us that children between the ages of 10 and 13 are now considered ‘tweens. Oh.

13 Homegrown Louisiana Gems

in Things To Do, Summer Fun

Louisiana is a treasure trove of homegrown gems. From festivals and historic buildings to parks and museums, our state is packed with both indoor and outdoor opportunities for fun. Pack a day bag and let’s go!

Craig C. Greene, MD, MBA

in Mom or Dad Next Door

At a young age, Craig C. Greene, MD, MBA learned the value of hard work through his first job of baling hay. That lesson stayed with him as he worked toward becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

A.B. Perk

in One Amazing Kid

A.B. Perk knows how to make a garden grow and prepare delicious food from its produce. A.B., which is short for Annabella, is a sixth grader at St. Jude the Apostle School.

Memories That Last a Lifetime

in Sponsored Content

Kidcam has been creating lasting summer memories since 1974–going on 46 years of fun! We see those who were once campers now coming back to bring their own children to establish wonderful lifetime memories. 

2020 Youth Peace Olympics Goes Virtual

in Local News

The First Virtual Opening Ceremony Coming May 30th

Your Pregnancy & COVID-19

in Health and Wellness, Family Life

You’ve spent months planning for your baby’s arrival, but now, something none of us could have predicted is now a part of our daily routine–staying safe and healthy during a global pandemic.

My Dream Role: Being the “Yes” Mom

in Get Out of Town, Things To Do, Family Life, Mari Walker, Summer Fun

Once upon a time, in a life not so long ago, I got a chance to play the role of a lifetime: the “yes” Mom.

Parkview Baptist School Plans New Fine Arts Space

in Sponsored Content

Parkview Baptist School has purchased the former Laser Tag of Baton Rouge building to convert it into a fine arts space, performance center, and self-paced learning studio.

Kidcam Baton Rouge Opens May 26

in Local News

Summer camps are slowly starting to open and one of those is set to open May 26! Kidcam Baton Rouge will be opening its doors on May 26, while following the guidelines set for camps to operate.

Meet Educational Goals with LSU’s Virtual Summer Camps

in Sponsored Content

The coronavirus pandemic put a lot of summer fun on hold for our children, but LSU Online & Continuing Education has transformed their incredibly popular summer camps into virtual experiences that can still be enjoyed this summer, but now, from the s

Pandemic Perfect on Paper But a Mess in Real Life

in Family Life, Mari Walker

“Does your house always look like this? Like, so messy?” My daughter’s friend asked innocently enough. I’ve pondered this question in the months since it was asked during that one-and-only sleepover we hosted. I was knee-jerk offended in the moment,

Summer Camps are Opening! But What About Safety?

in Summer Fun, Local News

The economy is slowly beginning to reopen, and as parents return to work, many are looking for childcare and summer camp options for their children. However, safety remains of utmost concern and families are also wondering how their kiddos will be

Knock Knock Goes Digital During COVID-19 Closure

in Sponsored Content

Knock Knock Children’s Museum is SO empty without you there. Hopefully, all that will change very soon.

Pregnant and Craving Ice Cream? Snag Two Free Pints!

in Health and Wellness

Nightfood, Inc., the better-for-you ice cream company recommended as the Official Ice Cream of the American Pregnancy Association, has launched a new website, SnackingFor2.com, to support current and future awareness campaigns focusing on the pregnan

Cabela's Donates 10,000 Masks to Our Lady of the Lake

in Local News

With the help of Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, Cabela's has donated 10,000 masks to Our Lady of the Lake.  It takes roughly 1,000 masks to supply the staff at Our Lady of the Lake for just one day. And with Cabela’s donation, the Our Lady of

Need a Mask? Pick One Up at These Locations

in Local News

The Division of Human Development and Services, Office of Social Services and EBRP Head Start Programs will be distributing free masks on Friday, May 8, as a part of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s “Mask Up EBR” campaign. 

Matthew Bui

in One Amazing Kid

Matthew Bui can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 40 seconds, although his best time ever is 17 seconds. His older cousin taught him just last year, so Matthew’s progress on solving the 3-D puzzle is dazzling. “It took me awhile, like two hours sitting wi

Don’t Stop, Can’t Stop

in A Day in the Life of Dad

So I am running down the sidewalk, holding my son’s shoulder with one hand and the seat to the bicycle in the other, and I’m giving the best version of the, “You can do it,” speech I can, which is a lot for me. I then find myself running out of breat

Evie P.

in Cover Kid

2019-20 Cover Kid Evie P. is pure joy. Her parents, Tammy and Wayne, describe her as all rainbows and candy canes due to her happy and easy-going nature. While this was her first photo shoot with the magazine, Evie is no stranger to being in front of

Fear, Faith, and Hope

in Faith

Fear and its little brother, anxiety, have found their way into becoming a fixture of everyday life for most people. It’s a constant state that leaves us looking for peace and hope however we can get it. Now, add to that a global pandemic and we find

Iron Mountain Hot Springs

in Get Out of Town

If the grind of a daily routine has you pining for a slower lifestyle, and the thought of soaking your cares away sounds delightful, then Iron Mountain Hot Springs is the ideal place to turn that desire into a reality. This wellness destination is s

Living in Quarantine: The After Effects

in Health and Wellness

In order to escape the Great Plague affecting Cambridge, Newton retreated in isolation to Woolsthorpe where he soon came up with his theories of gravity, optics and calculus. After a wildfire, landscapes will explode with thousands of flowers known

Finding Strength in Family and Fundraising to Help Others

in Exceptional Lives

Looking at Maddee Helaire, you wouldn’t know anything is wrong. Although her struggle isn’t apparent, the 12 year old has been through a lot, starting in infancy.

Teen Suicide: Personal Essay from a Teenager

in Health and Wellness

My 13-year-old cousin, Kora, passed away on January 24, 2020 due to suicide. She was found by her family when they went to make sure she was up for school. She was on life support for a few days and then her organs were donated. This is my letter to

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