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Articles in Monthly Guides, April Blackburn, Kirsten Raby, Turn the Page, Cover Kid, Family Life and Holidays

Couples in Quarantine: Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

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Planning a date night for you and your special someone usually consists of hiring a babysitter, picking a restaurant or other activity to do, and then the task of finding something to wear. It could be a lot of finagling schedules to make sure it all... Read full article

What Children Really Need After Divorce

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Research shows that outcomes for children whose parents divorce are dismal, with several variables determining the future failure or success of the children within a divorced family.... 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

Black History in Louisiana: Part I

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Places To Visit and how to celebrate year-round.... Read full article

Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A.

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2018-19 Cover Kids and brothers, Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A., teamed up for our back-to-school photo shoot.... Read full article



Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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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

Good Enough: Trading Perfect for Present

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We often put unrealistic expectations on our shoulders. On top of our own delusions of perfection, we pile on our expectations for our children.... 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

Fostering Parent-Teacher Partnerships with Technology

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Fostering Millie’s sense of curiosity is important to her parents. “If Millie expresses an interest, we let her investigate it and see what new ideas are sparked along the way,” says Sharla Myers about her youngest daughter, a rising second-grader at... Read full article

Childhood Anxiety

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Anxiety is essentially an almost-constant state of apprehension. And for some children, that apprehension does manifest in the more expected and typical ways. But for others, it’s constantly activating their fight or flight reflex. ... Read full article

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