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
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Ochsner Baton Rouge now offers InstaEat, a mobile app that helps users electronically order and pay for meals from the hospital cafeteria.
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.
Broadmoor Presbyterian Early Childhood Center students are overcoming obstacles and jumping back into the swing of things.
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
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, February 18 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
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.
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 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
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
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!
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
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
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 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
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
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
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,
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
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
“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
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
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Popcorn lovers can savor discounts at open Cinemark theatres and enter for the chance to win free popcorn for a year.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Baton Rouge's premier gymnastics training center, Valor Gymnastics, offers a unique preschool program for little gymnasts wanting to get a jumpstart on Gymnastics.
Ochsner Medical Center employee in New Orleans is the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
“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
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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
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
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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.
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
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
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