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
March 1, 2018 By Season Vining
First Things First… Grieving is a process. You never “get over it.” You learn to face each day as a new day in your journey of surviving a suicide loss. People grieve in many different ways, but we all grieve in our own way and on our own schedule.
June 1, 2018 By Allen "Bubba" Randall
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We are living in very challenging times, and we aren’t sure how long they will last. However, Red Stick Together, a ministry of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, is helping make things a little easier for our community.
It's storytime with Kylee! Today in Kylee's Korner, Kylee will be reading "I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose."
We're all hanging out as a family every day. We have to learn new ways to work with each other; our children have to learn a new way to learn. We're rushing to get groceries, we’re seeing empty shelves, and we’re looking everywhere for toilet paper.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, in 2018 alone, there were more than 1,600 attempted child abductions by strangers.
If the thought of getting away from it all is constantly on your mind, then it’s time to hop on a plane and head east to the Caribbean. This divine resort is located on Water Bay, offering a real-life version of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.
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If you could relive one of your favorite summer memories as a kid, what would it be? Would it be on the beach with your family? In your neighborhood with friends? Or would you pick a time where you were attending summer camp and learning a new skill?
After running for a political office, living your life as if you’re an open book is almost written in the stars. To some, this close up view of a person’s daily life could become a bit overwhelming. However, Chris Hester embraces it all with a smile.
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We could all use a little good news! Audubon Zoo’s newest lion cubs had their second medical check up. Audubon's veterinarian team and animal care staff thoroughly examined the two male lion cubs by weighing them; examining their teeth, ears and eyes
Teens’ lives can be very complicated. Not only are they facing the unchartered waters of transitioning from a child to an adult, but there are also a plethora of demands placed upon their young lives.
The summer before going to college, Ali Hooks began noticing something was wrong. After her move from Opelousas to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech, she sought medical help for the first time in her young, healthy life.
Nothing is more boring than a dreary, rainy day. The next time it won’t stop raining and pouring, try these fun rainy day boredom busters together.
Most of our time has been spent inside these last few weeks. However, we can now shake off the jitters in a kid-friendly way with the release of Spotify Kids. Spotify’s first standalone app for children is now live in the U.S.
Need a meal for your family? Local school systems are providing grab-n-go meals and a meal delivery service in order to help make sure students are receiving a healthy and nutritious meal during school closures.
Online learning has become the new norm in Louisiana since schools shut their doors in order to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Due to the change in learning, parents are taking on a whole new role in their households–teacher!
Well moms and dads, I am sure you are all over doing school work and trying to create something new to do with the kids, and you’re probably throwing your hands up and handing over the iPad or TV remote a lot more than you normally would.
I love a good challenge, but at least four weeks (eight weeks?) at home with my girls, ages 8 and almost-4, may be my biggest mama challenge to date. I am committed to doing our part for public health and staying home as much as we possibly can. I am
Due to Coronavirus concerns, many events and festivals scheduled around town have been cancelled or postponed. Here are the current cancellations and postponements. This will be updated as we are made aware of them.
I can’t be the only one who, when first hearing about the coronavirus COVID-19 thought a two week quarantine wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. As an overextended mom and introvert, putting pause on my life to stay home for a while is the stuf
Parkview Baptist School hosted its’ first annual Starry Night–Art & Literature Stroll. Families enjoyed the Art Stroll featuring works by students from all four divisions: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School. Fourth grade, Midd
As parents, we all ask each other similar questions about parenthood: “How is your baby sleeping? How do you handle tantrums? Are you getting your kid a cell phone?” But the question I get most often these days, as a mother of three children who are
Life is a balancing act, and I find that especially true with my roles as mother and writer. Last December, I was on deadline, finishing up some briefs for the Community section of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. One of the briefs I’d just finished was
In Baton Rouge, we do not get many weeks of cold weather, but when we do get that rare drop in humidity, our skin pays the price. Kids and adults alike have drier skin in the winter months; however those with underlying eczema have a worse time. Know
Baton Rouge’s very own dynamic duo, Jami Redmond and Katrina Liza, are the Capital’s most sought-after influencers. Through video, live reports, and tutorials, Jami and Katrina are going exploring to share what’s new in Baton Rouge and the surroundin
As May approaches, school children typically have one thing on their mind, summer break. Thoughts of school are replaced with what they are going to do or where they are going, with some going on vacation; some visiting relatives; and some staying ho
If you’re considering a trip to California, the thought of crowded freeways, crowded amusement parks–crowded everything–can be rather daunting, yet, there are pockets of paradise in the Golden State, like Rankin Ranch. The ranch has been in operatio
Not many kids receive bicycles as gifts from their school friends, but most don’t face the physical challenges Camilla “Cami” Rios does. She was recently surprised with a pink specially made adaptive bike.
People of faith are called to live “in” the world, but not “of” the world. That is far easier said than lived. Each day, we are bombarded with savvy and effective marketing campaigns to convince us to purchase products which promise to fix life’s pro
Worrying, it’s something all parents do. I am guilty of it, especially when I lie awake at three a.m., with the silence of the house ringing in my ears. I worry about what I forgot to do, what I need to do, what I should have done, and what I already
Travel around the world with the Baton Rouge Symphony League at this year’s Mad Hatters’ event. This luncheon, fashion show, and silent auction is your passport to symphony adventure. Local boutiques, businesses, and artists will be coming together f
Mardi Gras, Easter, birthday celebrations, class parties, Halloween, Christmas–the excuses for consuming unhealthy amounts of sugars knows no limits! Many New Year’s resolutions are totally derailed by the January introduction of king cakes into the
The Junior Beta Club from Parkview Baptist School won multiple awards at this year’s convention. Over 250 Junior Beta Clubs from across Louisiana gathered in Lafayette at the Cajundome for various competitions in early February. Twenty-seven members
Rare Disease Awareness Day is February 29, 2020, and founder of nonprofit Garage 10, Ashley Gravois, will be selling wristbands to raise awareness and funds. Each bracelet will be sold with details about the organization and statistics on rare disea
When my husband and I moved to Baton Rouge, we had absolutely no idea about Mardi Gras. I mean, sure, we had heard of “Fat Tuesday” and had the vague sense that beads were involved, but the Louisiana Mardi Gras EXPERIENCE was a complete unknown. That
When ranking the best holidays, Valentine’s Day has always been near the very bottom for me. My love/hate relationship with this lovely holiday began way back in high school. I was never the girl with lots of admirers, so I remember the flowers, cand
This past Thanksgiving, we took a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee with our kids so that they could experience the mountains and also to get away for a holiday, something which we really have never done before as a family. It ended up being such a fun
While driving to work one morning this week, a local radio DJ described Louisiana's four seasons as football, hunting, Mardi Gras, and crawfish. While this is undeniably true, those of us who work in healthcare, particularly in pediatrics, tend to re
Happy birthday, baby! Another year has passed, and it’s time to mark the occasion with a party (or at least a cake). As the years add up, the parties may get more complex, adding school friends and others into the mix for invitation consideration. Wi
There’s no question, playing in the dirt tops the list of fun for kids, particularly young children, despite the protests of many well-intended parents. If you happen to be one of those worried parents, you can put your fears aside.
Growing up in a mostly white region, I don’t remember a lot of family conversations about race. But my lawyer parents, both public defenders, shared a law practice in a racially diverse neighborhood. I saw how their clients with black and brown skin
As a heart patient, Hunter Chase Henry is unable to do many of the active things other kids take for granted. But he shines as a chef, perfecting recipes and going by “Uncle Hunter” in the kitchen. The name comes from his nephew, Dustin, and nieces,