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Pair It Forward

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Raegan Bowman, owner of Oh Pair Children’s Shoe Boutique in Baton Rouge, recently set out on a mission to ensure that the children who lost everything due to the flooding would not have to go without the basic necessity of socks and shoes.... Read full article

Chasing Date Night

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After 11 years, two children, and every rerun of Law and Order, it had come to this: Date Night.... Read full article

Callaway Resort and Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia

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This is an idyllic vacation spot where your family can rest and relax, hike, bike, play in the water, and laze on a white sand beach. This beautiful resort, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, was founded by Cason Callaway and his ... 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

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



Unknown Costs of Raising a Child with Special Needs

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Talking about money is a taboo in our culture, but sometimes the lack of available information leaves families bewildered when they find themselves in unusual circumstances. Nobody plans on having a child who has a disability, but life doesn’t always... Read full article

When Should You Tell Children About the Easter Bunny?

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We all love these sweet moments, but the innocent naiveté can’t last forever. When is it the right time to share that the careful creator of those baskets is not an oversized, bow-tied bunny, but instead mom or dad? ... Read full article

Valentine’s Day: The Holiday I Love to Hate

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When ranking the best holidays, Valentine’s Day has always been near the very bottom for me. My love/hate relationship with this lovely holiday began way back in high school. I was never the girl with lots of admirers, so I remember the flowers, cand... Read full article

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Dealing with Defiance

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There are days when parents feel like time flies when it comes to their children. Their children were once little, full of energy, and occasionally acted up, but overall, they idolized their parents. However, once they hit their preteen years, things... Read full article

Early Voting begins June 20 for Presidential Preference Primary and Municipal Primary

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Early voting begins Saturday, June 20. BATON ROUGE, La.—Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is encouraging all eligible Louisianians to consider voting early in the Presidential Preference Primary. ... Read full article

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