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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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
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,
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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
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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.
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.
“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 wants to congratulate their Valedictorian and Salutatorian.
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
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.
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.
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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,
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.
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
“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,
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
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
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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
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
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
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.
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