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Articles in Exceptional Lives, Faith, Printable Templates, Family Life, Holidays and Amelia Laprairie

Making Time For Couple Time

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Remember when you saw every movie in the theater? What about when you had time for work, friends, dating, and family—remember that?... Read full article

I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

On Being a Stepmom

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I spent years filled with so much frustration, trying to figure out the “right” way to step-parent. In all of my striving, I eventually determined that “right” is undefinable in this role.... 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

Just Another Pinterest Fail

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Ok, I admit it. I am not a Pinterest mom. I’ve tried and failed and tried again. It’s just not in the cards for me. My cupcakes are not organic, and my sandwiches still have the crusts on, and I’m lucky if I match when I walk out the door every morni... Read full article



Strategies for a Stress-free Christmas

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Learn how to relieve stress during the holidays.... Read full article

Creative Space

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Baton Rouge is a Great Place to Raise an Artist.... Read full article

What's The Right Age To...? Top Ten Questions

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We’ve heard the adage that babies and children don’t come with instruction manuals. But sometimes, we need real advice to help us out when it comes to certain topics that we just can’t muddle through or get any answers.... Read full article

Percentiles Explained: Understanding Your Child’s Growth Charts

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Learn how to understand your child’s growth charts.... Read full article

From Color-Blind to Color-Brave: Talking with Kids About Race

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Growing up in a mostly white region, I don’t remember a lot of family conversations about race. But my lawyer parents, both public defenders, shared a law practice in a racially diverse neighborhood. I saw how their clients with black and brown skin ... Read full article

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