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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Mari Walker, Family Life, Health and Wellness and April Guides

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

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

Are You a Filmmaker?

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Lights, camera, action! Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the ninth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcas... Read full article

Stress-Free Summer Planning

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Unless single parents are teachers and have the summers off, they usually dread the summer months.... Read full article

Material World: Tips for Teaching Children that Things Aren’t Everything

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In a world where one can get a date, food or household items with the tap of their smartphones, it's hard to not be slightly materialistic. Never before has there been a time when the world was so small. As the digital age continues to churn out on-d... Read full article



Preparing Your Child for Surgery

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My daughter was 13 months old when she needed her first surgery. I was a basketcase, but luckily, she had no idea what was happening. Still, it was hard. When she got a little older and had to have other surgeries, things were a little more challengi... Read full article

Long Term Effects of Parental Favoritism

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Siblings often joke about being Mom’s favorite. But a new study in the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that parents playing favorites is no joking matter. Seventy percent of mothers who participated in the survey admitted to having a favorite ch... 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

Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas

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With clever planning and creative thinking, families can offset the holiday-induced overload of sweets by staging entertaining and meaningful activities that are low or no-sugar. ... Read full article

PTSD Awareness Month

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June offers an opportunity to teach the public about PTSD and effective treatments, which allows family and friends of those who experience a trauma to recognize symptoms and help them find adequate care.... Read full article

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