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Articles in Local News, April Blackburn, Mandy Cowley, Family Life and Health and Wellness

Hospital Life with a Toddler

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My daughter had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and as such, we have spent a LOT of time in hospitals. So here are some interesting facts you may not have known about hospital stays with toddlers.... Read full article

Does Birth Order Affect Who We Become?

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My son (the firstborn) is reserved, a perfectionist, and follows directions to a tee. My daughter (the youngest) is outgoing, fearless, and thinks the world is her stage. However, my son came home from overnight camp with the news that he was voted i... Read full article

Get Well Soon, Mike

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As of now, LSU is not looking for another tiger and hoping Mike will live a few more years. However, if he does get worse, LSU would seek another tiger donation from a sanctuary, like it has in the past.... Read full article

Borivane Khemmanyvong

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Meet Dad Next Door.... Read full article

Active-Shooter Drills At School

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Mommy, all of my friends at school don’t fit in the closet in our classroom.” Kate said this as such an offhand comment that I almost missed it. When I asked why everyone was trying to fit into the closet, the answer occurred to me even as she was ex... Read full article



Fear Of Graduation

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When a teenager leaves high school and goes to college, for the first time they will be in charge of their own laundry, meals, transportation, health, maybe even their own finances, and this can seem overwhelming.... Read full article

Vehicular Heat Stroke Awareness

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It is a heartbreaking headline that we see each and every summer…”Infant dies after being left in car.” On average, 37 children die each year in the US as a result of being left in a hot vehicle, and in 2018, a record 52 children died from heat-relat... Read full article

Letting Recess Slide: A Decline in Free Time

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How the decline in recess may be affecting your child.... 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

Thyroid Cancer: A Personal Story

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“I feel something.” Not necessarily the words you want to hear while lying on an exam table, but in May of 2016, I did. ... Read full article

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