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Articles in Jodi Carson and Family Life

Baton Rouge Bike Safety

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Bike Baton Rouge, a local nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, is offering a list of bike safety tips which they hope will result in increased safety amongst bicyclists and motorists sharing the road. ... Read full article

Overscheduled Kids or Family Down Time?

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I believe in down time.  I know it helps recharge and center us. That’s why I’ve always been hyper sensitive to overscheduling.... Read full article

"Mama, Can I Help You Bake?"

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I revel in the moments of our time together where he’s my willing partner. In our baking moments he is not antagonizing his little brother, not making annoying sounds... but instead he is involved in a real job with me that keeps him smiling... Read full article

A Better Road Trip For Everyone

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Summer is the perfect time for road trips with the whole family, but anyone with kids knows that road trips are definitely not easy.... Read full article

Parents Need Friends, Too: How to Hang on to Friendships After Kids

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Maintaining friendships after your bundle(s) of joy arrive!... Read full article



Zebras on the Horizon

by Dr. Mindy Calandro, Pediatrician on

In medicine, you are taught to be on the lookout for “zebras in the horse pasture.” In other words, you should always keep in mind that the uncommon or out of place could be sitting right in front of you.... Read full article

Tri’ing to Mom

by Kelly Carmena on

Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article

Are Your Child's Bad Habits Driving you Nuts?

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Although most children’s bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist and are injurious or intensify may need to be addressed.... Read full article

Bringing Back Old-Fashioned Toys

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The scene is all too familiar. Toys are scattered around the room—the noise of blinking toys, buzzing toys, talking toys—all lit by the glow of the television and smartphones in hand.... Read full article

Wings for Autism

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Giving parents that peace of mind and kids with autism the chance to get familiar with what it might be like to fly, is a wonderful gift that opens up new opportunities for so many families. ... Read full article

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