Articles in April Blackburn, Bloggers, Health and Wellness and Holidays

How Do I Respond to Comments from Kids About My Body?

by Mari Walker on

As I established in Suit Up, Mama, I’m living my life in a fat body. It’s not good or bad, it just is. I certainly wish my body were smaller sometimes, and I do exercise and try to be healthy. But I also accept it for what it is: my body that allows ... Read full article

Mardi Gras Grinch

by Mari Walker on

Can you imagine living in south Louisiana and not being enamored by Mardi Gras? The parades! The floats! The throws! The bands! The galas! The king cake! ... Read full article

Hospital Life with a Toddler

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My daughter had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and as such, we have spent a LOT of time in hospitals. So here are some interesting facts you may not have known about hospital stays with toddlers.... Read full article

2017 Family Challenge: Conquering Health, Fitness, and the Environment

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Make 2017 a great year with us! Here are simple ideas to help you get started. Share your progress with us using #BRPMFamilyChallenge on social media.... Read full article

Vehicular Heat Stroke Awareness

by Mindy Calandro, MD on

It is a heartbreaking headline that we see each and every summer…”Infant dies after being left in car.” On average, 37 children die each year in the US as a result of being left in a hot vehicle, and in 2018, a record 52 children died from heat-relat... Read full article



From Boys to Young Men

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The day will come when they really feel they’ve found their soul mate or more likely, their love of the week. Either way, you have to prepare for mending a broken heart or teaching them how not to break someone’s heart.... Read full article

Children Using Melatonin: Is it Safe?

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Some children may have difficulty producing melatonin or may have another exception that is keeping them from sleeping. Is melatonin the answer?... Read full article

When Santa’s Not Fair

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What’s the first thing you ask a child after Christmas? Did you answer, “What did Santa bring you?” or “What did you get for Christmas?” Chances are you did, and you’re not alone. After all, you’re guaranteed a smile. And the ultimate conversation st... Read full article

Words of Wisdom From a Former Camp Counselor

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Learning to live independently is certainly difficult, but parents can help children grow up by encouraging their freedom in appropriate stages.... Read full article

The Nightly Grind

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Learn about the causes of nightly teeth grinding and what you can do to help prevent it.... Read full article

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