Articles in Kirsten Raby and Family Life

Mommy, I Don’t Quit

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It’s been almost five years now since I jumped on the fitness train. Six weeks postpartum from a very emotional pregnancy and delivery, I took to walking daily with my newborn daughter in tow.... Read full article

Black History in Louisiana: Part I

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Places To Visit and how to celebrate year-round.... Read full article

Captivate, Educate, Motivate: 10 Ways the Summer Olympics Can Inspire Your Child

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From the Opening Ceremony to the final flame, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, promises to inspire children with amazing athletic feats and lasting life lessons.... Read full article

Tri’ing to Mom

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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 You a Drone Parent?

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What exactly a "Drone Parent" is. Take our quiz to see if you fit the bill.... Read full article



It's Not My Fault!

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To be accountable means to be responsible or answerable to someone for something. It involves taking responsibility for our own actions and knowing that they impact others, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively.... Read full article

Gift Getting Made Easy? Including a Wish List on Birthday Invites

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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... Read full article

Adoption: The Trials and Triumphs of Forever Families

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There are many reasons why people consider adoption. For some, it’s a result of failed fertility efforts. For others, it’s a desire to enlarge their family and make life better for a child. But for all, it’s a way to bring people of diverse culture, ... Read full article

One-on-One with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston

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I recently had the extreme pleasure to speak with WWE Champion Kofi Kingston about his life as a wrestler and dad. To say that I was excited for this interview is an understatement. Add in the fact that he is also my son’s favorite wrestler, it was t... Read full article

Magnet or Charter? What Are the Benefits?

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Colorful billboards for different schools line the interstate. Parents drive through the city and see school signs boasting the best qualities through branding and marketing. But, what are the real benefits of them?... Read full article

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