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Have Baby, Will Travel

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All of that to say we tried it because we had no other choice. We have learned that while travel with a baby is different, it’s also completely doable and a new adventure.... Read full article

The Comeback Kid: Celebrating the Return of Birthday Parties

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My poor five year old, with her spring birthday, has now had two COVID-style celebrations. However, this year we made the festivities incrementally bigger. Instead of a family-only celebration and the half-hearted drive-by party of 2020 when she turn... Read full article

Where Does the Time Go?

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My Dad always told me that time flies by, and before I knew it, I would look back and wonder where all of it went. He was usually talking in terms of us growing up and I typically would shrug that off and not really think too much about it. As I get ... Read full article

How to Agree on a Movie for Family Movie Night

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We get stuck on an endless scroll through Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. One time we ended up not watching anything. Sad! So I came up with a formula that works! ... Read full article

Suit Up, Mama!

by Mari Walker on

You’ll never consider my body bikini-ready or beach-worthy. I’ve never had six-pack abs or been a small person, even in my younger, pre-kid days. I have a soft, squishy tummy; big, strong thighs; big everything.... Read full article



The Heart Of The Matter

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Healthy Habits For Your Family... Read full article

Don’t Get Caught in an Itchy Situation: The No-Panic Parent’s Guide to Lice

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One of the lessons that parents try to teach their children is the importance of sharing with each other. Whether it be their snacks, their thoughts, and occasionally, even their toys, parents know that sharing is an important lesson for children to ... Read full article

How Far Should You Go To Respect Your Teen's Privacy

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Locking doors, whispering with friends, and mysteriously passing through the house—actions similar to that of an undercover operative and also commonly attributed to teenagers wanting to preserve their privacy.... Read full article

TikTok Tics in Tweens

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If you did not know this already, the TikTok app has dominated the world of social media in the form of short videos that can make you laugh, dance, or even cry. Especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, TikTok has been the go-to app for when anyone ne... Read full article

Spring Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day

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East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials for safe disposal at the upcoming Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 18.... Read full article

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