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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Amy Delaney, Family Life and Health and Wellness

From Silence to Sound

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Jill Gill’s birth plan didn’t include weeks of bed rest or an induction at 37 weeks due to pre-eclampsia, but when her son Tucker was born last February, she was glad he came early. Her eight-pound, healthy baby boy, however, failed his newborn heari... Read full article

Summertime Safety in Louisiana

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Ahhh, summer in Louisiana! We love the fun of traveling, outdoor activities, and free time inside. Yet, the season also brings its dangers that may exist year-round, but spike to alarming levels when school bells stop ringing and vacation time is ... Read full article

Is Teasing Bullying?

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“Oh honey, I'm only teasing,” I say, smiling as I ruffle my six-year-old's thick thatch of blonde hair. He's annoyed that I'd gently ribbed him about the adorable cowlick on his head, and his need for a haircut. “Teasing isn't allowed at school. It's... Read full article

Tri Training, Littles Style!

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I have never met a kid so fierce and strong as my daughter. This kid is non-stop. She is determined and pushes both my husband and I to stay active because she loves being active. ... Read full article

For the Love of the Arts

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When Jenny Ballard was 11 years old, her parents took her to see a play. It was Shakespeare’s As You Like It–an experience that she’s never forgotten. “I remember the way it transformed the way I thought about the world,” she says. “From the lights g... Read full article



Air Travel With Toddlers

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Flying with children is an unpredictable experience. One child may sit quietly on an airplane and observe everything going on, while another may cry or want to run up and down the aisle. ... 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

Women and ADD

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According to Sari Solden, in her book Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, “Almost all women find that life today is complex, upsetting or frustrating, but they are still able to meet most of life’s demands reasonably well. ... Read full article

The Stress of Leaving Your Child at Daycare

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Soon, dropping your child off at daycare will just be part of your work day routine. That doesn’t mean you won’t have bad days. You’ll still miss that time with her.... 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

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