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Are You a Filmmaker?

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Lights, camera, action! Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the ninth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcas... Read full article

From the Brink of Suicide: Why Society Should Talk About Mental Illness

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When I was a teenager, I was hanging out in my room one night when my mom came home really late. She quietly knocked and entered my bedroom. Her face was tear-stained and her voice cracked as she told me where she’d been. She had been attending the f... Read full article

Have you Talked to Your Child about Alcohol?

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With all of the fun and somewhat “cool” appearance, should parents really be surprised if their children are interested in trying alcohol? How does a young child differentiate between what is harmful and what is appropriate use of these substances? ... Read full article

Pandemic Retail Therapy: Shopping My Feelings One Click at a Time

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Filling a shopping cart online is fun, but it’s not as fun as filling up a cart in real life, at least for me. I am sure it has something to do with instant gratification. Online shopping gives that sweet dopamine release, but the payoff is delayed w... Read full article

A Salute to Mothers

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To all the mothers who fixed a home cooked meal only to be criticized by the tiniest food critics ever… To all the mothers who spend more time at the ball field than sleeping… To all the mothers who support other mothers…... Read full article



Secrets for a "Sort of" Organized Home

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Keeping a perfectly organized house can be a challenge with small children, but you can easily have a "sort of" organized home.... Read full article

Can you be Cool in a Minivan?

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To my shock and dismay, Suburbans did not have four latch systems. Apparently, there are very few families looking to safely buckle a two-year-old and three newborns. Thus I began my journey into the minivan world.... Read full article

Have Toddlers In Tow?

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10 Tips to Let the Good Times Roll... Read full article

Practicing Stay at Home, but Still Want to Shop?

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We're all doing our part to stay home and help keep others safe, but sometimes it's good to get in a bit of retail therapy. What's even better is that you can do it without leaving your house!... Read full article

New Year's Resolutions Your Entire Family Can Keep

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This year try a new tactic and make it a family affair.... Read full article

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