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Articles in Exceptional Lives, February Guides, School and Holidays

A Bright Future After Darker Times

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You will never meet a nicer girl than Carissa Murray. The 11-year-old is sweet, kind and caring, with an inquisitive mind and an ear for languages and music. She also has faced unique medical challenges throughout her young life. ... Read full article

Is This the Place for That?

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When you hear the term “eating disorder,” what comes to mind? Do you picture the typical image of someone with anorexia or bulimia? Maybe even a binge eater? While these may be the usual images we have come to know, what may not immediately come to y... Read full article

From Silence to Sound

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Jill Gill’s birth plan didn’t include weeks of bed rest or an induction at 37 weeks due to pre-eclampsia, but when her son Tucker was born last February, she was glad he came early. Her eight-pound, healthy baby boy, however, failed his newborn heari... Read full article

Co-Parent with Class: Advice for a Successful School Year

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Advice for a successful school year while dealing with co-parenting.... Read full article

Finish the School Year Strong

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10 Ways to Keep Focused... Read full article



A Smile Sweeter Than Any Cupcake

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Like most babies, when Jack Beach turned one, his parents, Emily and David, switched him to whole milk and started adding fruits and veggies to his diet. Unlike most babies, however, Jack reacted badly and began having 7-10 icky diapers per day. With... Read full article

School Safety Awareness

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If you were asked to close your eyes and picture the place where you feel most safe and secure, most likely you would imagine your own home. As parents, we have measures in place; like teaching our children to lock the doors, to never open them to st... Read full article

Costumes on a Dime

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11 Ways to Get Your Kid's Costume for Less.... Read full article

What is the Difference Between Charter and Magnet Schools?

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School choice in Baton Rouge can be an overwhelming decision. Two popular options are charter schools and magnet schools. Often, these types of schools are either misunderstood or completely unfamiliar to parents. Though they are both outside of the ... Read full article

Understanding the Voucher Program

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When I was a child, I thought that when I grew up, I would just be able to send my kids to school each morning and then go to work. Easy peasy! Now that I’m a mom with children of my own, I know what a stressful, frustrating situation choosing a scho... Read full article

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