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The Big Buddy Program

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Forty years ago, an LSU psychology class started a class project after their teacher decided they should have an off-campus mentoring experience. The students partnered with a local woman who was running a daycare center in her home, and when the cla... Read full article

April 2018 Books

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Road Trip: Hot Springs, Arkansas

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This Thanksgiving, we snuck off to Hot Springs, Arkansas for a little vacation. It was a great chance to spend family time together and get back to nature. Here are a few suggestions for family fun.... Read full article

Choosing a Camp: Myths and Facts

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Families are constantly barraged with information about summer camps–from magazines and emails to news headlines and parents talking on the sidelines at little league. Sometimes it is hard to separate fact from fiction. You will want to know what is ... 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



Are Your Child's Bad Habits Driving you Nuts?

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Although most children’s bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist and are injurious or intensify may need to be addressed.... Read full article

Practicing Stay at Home, but Still Want to Shop?

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We're all doing our part to stay home and help keep others safe, but sometimes it's good to get in a bit of retail therapy. What's even better is that you can do it without leaving your house!... Read full article

Graduates, Are You Ready for the Summer?

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Whether you’re on your way to college, starting your life after college graduation or simply gearing up for summer, there’s never a wrong time to make sure you have everything you need. ... Read full article

Magnet or Charter? What Are the Benefits?

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Colorful billboards for different schools line the interstate. Parents drive through the city and see school signs boasting the best qualities through branding and marketing. But, what are the real benefits of them?... Read full article

Why Airbnb?

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We had reached our Airbnb home for the night, a mid-century modern pool house with a stunning view of Malibu in all of its glory: the canyon and the ocean. Huge sliding doors opened to the marvelous sights..."Is this real life?" I asked. ... Read full article

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