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Halloween Aftermath

by Ellen Mecholsky on

This morning my son woke me up with, “Can I have some candy, please?” I asked him if he had eaten a healthy breakfast yet. He said, “I ate a little, but I can’t eat too much because then I would be too full to eat candy.”... Read full article

New Year, New Mommy

by Jami Redmond and Katrina Liza on

After having kids, every part of your body seems to head south, whether it's fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, or age spots. We sometimes have fantasies of tweaking something on our bodies or doing more invasive procedures such as tummy tucks or f... Read full article

This Older Mom Will Always Be Young at Heart

by Amy Delaney on

Growing up, I remember a song about older women being beautiful lovers. I hope the same applies to older women being beautiful mothers. I am 44 and have a nine year old and a five year old. Granted, recent news of a woman in India giving birth to twi... Read full article

COVID-19 in Louisiana: A Year in Review

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While it certainly may seem like it happened a very long time ago, it was in fact only a year ago this month that we received news of the first presumptive case of COVID-19. By March 16, 2020, we were instructed to stay at home. Schools went virtual,... 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



The Mommy PR Goal

by Kelly Carmena on

“Mommy! Don’t go! Please!” These were the words that escaped my four-year-old’s sweet little mouth as I attempted to leave my parent’s house for a quiet run along Lake Chicot.... Read full article

Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... Read full article

4 Reasons Why Every Child Should See Inside Out (And 3 Reasons Parents Should Watch It, Too)

by Tommie Loftin on

In 2015, Disney Pixar released a movie called Inside Out. In the movie, a young girl named Riley has to move across the country because her father gets a new job. When she is uprooted from her simple, Midwestern life and brought into the hustle and b... 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

Tri’ing to Mom

by Kelly Carmena on

Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article

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