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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

The Art of Staylistening

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A New Approach to Your Toddler's Tantrums.... Read full article

What's New With the Flu?

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Can you believe it is October? College football is in full swing, pumpkin spice abounds, and before you know it, Christmas decorations will be popping up in stores. You know what else that means? Flu season is here! You might be thinking...already? U... Read full article

Swimming into Summertime

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Learning to swim is a valuable part of any child’s life, and it’s also a fun form of exercise, especially in the summer. ... Read full article

MIS-C: How it is Affecting Children

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Until recently, the headlines about Covid-19 have largely been about the disease in adults, especially the elderly and those people with underlying health conditions.... Read full article



The Nutcracker—A Tale from the Bayou: An Enchanted Evening in Baton Rouge

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The community waits all year for this beautiful show that honors Louisiana in its own way. The unique appeal of the show is that it is for everyone. You don’t have to be a classical ballet expert to enjoy yourself. ... Read full article

Smile or Else! A Friendly Guide to Taking Family Photos and Keeping Your Sanity

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Despite the effort you put forward, it is easy to wonder if it is worth the hassle and if there is any way to make it through without feeling like you’re family is enduring cruel and unusual punishment. I am here to assure you that indeed, there is. ... Read full article

Celebrating Baby’s Firsts In Louisiana

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From her first steps to her first words, I wanted to record every second of my child’s development, so one day I could go back when she was older and remind myself of those special moments.... Read full article

Chasing Date Night

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After 11 years, two children, and every rerun of Law and Order, it had come to this: Date Night.... Read full article

From Temporary to Permanent: Understanding Foster Care and Adoption

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There are 4,787 children in foster care in Louisiana; 653 of these children are waiting for adoptive families. Children’s lives are at stake.... Read full article

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