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Articles in April Blackburn, Cover Kid, Bloggers, Holidays and Crafts and Cooking

Let It Go at the Library!

by Amy Delaney on

In November of 2013, when the movie Frozen hit theaters, I was totally an amateur mom. In fact, we didn’t even see it and opted for a dinosaur movie with PMan because we thought he would enjoy that better. At the time, he was three and obsessed with ... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

by Mari Walker on

In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Thumbprint Flower Pots

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Please Go to Sleep!

by Amy Delaney on

“I want my fan on.” “I need to go to the bathroom.” “Can I take my shirt off?” These are just a few of the MANY requests we receive every night as we try to put Little Bud to sleep. He invents a myriad of reasons for why he can’t go to sleep from ni... Read full article

Christmas is the Best Season

by Jami Redmond and Katrina Liza on

Before kids, Christmas felt a lot less stressful. My first year as a mom, I found myself buying Christmas presents in the Spring. I stored them away in a closet and would pick up toys and gifts all year long. I think that’s the most significant chang... Read full article



Preslynn M.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Preslynn M. is one extremely resilient little girl. Doctors told her parents that they didn’t expect her to walk, however, Preslynn defeated those odds. Not only does she walk, she’s an incredible dancer. Her favorite music to dance... Read full article

Cinnamon Apple Rounds

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Need an easy after-school snack for your kiddos? Try these Cinnamon Apple Rounds. They’re not too messy, and they make for the perfect pick me up to get through those hours of homework.... Read full article

Accidentally at Home

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It is easy for me to start to resent this season. But I am beginning to realize what a pity it would be to let this season of life sweep by in disappointment and miss the moments I am gifted with.... Read full article

Spaghetti Pizza

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This festive appetizer makes for the perfect holiday party snack. Made with Pillsbury biscuits, this delicious dish is loaded with Cheddar, mozzarella and Colby-Monterey Jack cheeses.... Read full article

Silver Lining to a Scary Situation: My Daughter Was Lost, But We Both Found Friends

by Mari Walker on

Life is a balancing act, and I find that especially true with my roles as mother and writer. Last December, I was on deadline, finishing up some briefs for the Community section of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. One of the briefs I’d just finished was... Read full article

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