Featured Events

Planetarium Family Hour and Stargazing

in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

LASM on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Gather around the campfire to learn about stars and constellations in the local nighttime sky, then enjoy a planetarium show. lasm.org

Every Saturday

Fri 06 Dec

PARENTS NIGHT OUT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

For children with special needs ages 2-12 and their siblings. Registration requested.

at St. Jean Vianney Church

Fri 06 Dec
in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

BOOK BABIES

Activity held on the first Friday of every month for infants through age five with stories...

at Watson Library

Sat 07 Dec
in BRPM Monthly Print Calendar

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH HIKE

Join a park ranger on a guided hike.

at Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson

Articles in Local Profile, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Amy Delaney, April Guides, Holidays and Bloggers

Daniel Tiger, Where Have You Gone?

by Mari Walker on

I don’t mean to alarm you, but have you checked Amazon Prime lately? All but the first two seasons of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (DT) are no longer available with your membership. Cue the preschool crew sobs!... Read full article

Louisiana Spirit

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The summer sunshine gleams off the blacktop road in a neighborhood near Greenwell Springs. FEMA trailers stand in front of vacant houses, and abandoned homes dot the street with cracked windows and tall grass.... Read full article

Oh Snap! Preserving Childhood Memories with a Weekly Email

by Mari Walker on

My husband and I have a running joke that I have a Swiss cheese memory–nothing dangerous, but I don’t retain things the way he does, including some memories of life events. It doesn’t take much to jog my memory, and of course, plenty of less-than-des... Read full article

Istrouma High School

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North Baton Rouge is getting a very special gift for the 100th anniversary of Istrouma High: a new school! ... Read full article

Suit Up, Mama!

by Mari Walker on

You’ll never consider my body bikini-ready or beach-worthy. I’ve never had six-pack abs or been a small person, even in my younger, pre-kid days. I have a soft, squishy tummy; big, strong thighs; big everything.... Read full article



Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

by Mari Walker on

I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article

True Balance? There's No Such Thing

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRULY BALANCED LIFE. The reality is that balance looks different to different people, and it is not always 50-50. In my opinion, balance is simply giving my attention to multiple things.... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

by Mari Walker on

A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

It Takes a Village BR

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Every Sunday, you can find a group of people cooking and packing white styrofoam to-go boxes under the North Boulevard overpass. The magic starts around 9 a.m., after ingredients are unloaded. Amid conversations and gospel music playing over the spea... Read full article

Born with Angel Wings

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About four years ago, Anne McCoy felt the pain and sorrow of losing a great grandbaby. She was traveling with her fiance, Cliff, and needed a way to deal with the grief she was feeling over her family’s loss. She began crocheting, and it turned into ... Read full article

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