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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

Keeping Precious Cargo Safe

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From the initial click of buckling up our newborn on that first ride home until we eventually hand that baby the keys to drive the car, we as parents only want to keep our kids safe as passengers. ... Read full article

Tales from Triplet Parents

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When the doctor says there’s not one but three babies, life gets exciting pretty quickly! As a triplet mom myself, I realize what a unique experience this truly is. Local triplet moms join me in sharing our unique triplet tales. ... Read full article

Things You Should Never Say to Moms of Multiples

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I’m here to tell you that moms of multiples hear some outrageous things on a daily basis. Here are some basic guidelines of things you shouldn’t say to moms of multiples or really just moms in general!... Read full article

Creative Space

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



The Motivation Struggle

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I think back on my own life and all of the things I thought I wanted to do…and you know what? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So, how in the world do I motivate my kid to stick to something when I’m not sure I can do that for myself?... Read full article

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

Make Your List!

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So, I made my own list: my list of things I want to change about my life. Getting more sleep was at the top.  There is something about writing it down, defining it clearly, that works. I am trying to live by this now. ... Read full article

How Would the Superheroes Parent?

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Marvel superheroes dominated in the box office this summer. And sure, they can battle a bunch of baddies, but could they actually survive an epic toddler tantrum? We eventually began to wonder how some of our favorite heroes would fare if given... Read full article

A Summer Without Bug Bites or Sunburn? Adventures in Virtual Camping

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We may be “over” coronavirus, but it’s clear this pandemic is not over for us. Summer has looked a lot different for our family, and we’re certainly living a smaller life.... Read full article

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