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No More Gifts! Experiences Please!

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During the holiday season, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in the quest to give the “ultimate gifts” for Christmas. ... Read full article

Costumes on a Dime

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11 Ways to Get Your Kid's Costume for Less.... Read full article

LAVCA Virtual Education Day

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Choosing the right education setting for your child is not a decision to be taken lightly. But, if your child is inventive, passionate, analytical—or anything in between—Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy (LAVCA) may be the perfect fit for him.... Read full article

Starry Night–Art & Literature Stroll

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Parkview Baptist School hosted its’ first annual Starry Night–Art & Literature Stroll. Families enjoyed the Art Stroll featuring works by students from all four divisions: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School. Fourth grade, Midd... Read full article

Pandemic Perfect on Paper But a Mess in Real Life

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“Does your house always look like this? Like, so messy?” My daughter’s friend asked innocently enough. I’ve pondered this question in the months since it was asked during that one-and-only sleepover we hosted. I was knee-jerk offended in the moment,... Read full article



The Power of Prayer

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In the scriptures we read: “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.” James 5:16. The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, said, “Prayer is the grand means of drawing near to God.”... Read full article

Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Kids

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Whether you couldn’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you just don’t feel like fighting traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. Here are a few family-friendly idea... Read full article

Changing Families, Changing Traditions

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When there is a death, divorce or remarriage in the family, the holiday season is laden with change.... Read full article

Zebras on the Horizon

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In medicine, you are taught to be on the lookout for “zebras in the horse pasture.” In other words, you should always keep in mind that the uncommon or out of place could be sitting right in front of you.... Read full article

The Unseen Impacts of the Texas Floods

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Going through any natural disaster is devastating. Juggling losing your home and everything inside with also having a medically complex child is beyond my comprehension. ... Read full article

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