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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

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After the birth of her second daughter, Gracie, on April 2, Stephanie Melancon had two days at home with her family of four before their lives turned upside down.... Read full article

Who Needs a Hot Meal?

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I go to take a bite of my food.  Just as the fork reaches my lips, my children ask, “What is for dessert?” They’ve finished their meal, and I’ve hardly had a chance to eat. It is lukewarm at this point which is how I’ve learned to eat my food.... Read full article

The Pain of Our Children

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We do everything in our parental power to protect our children. Desperately wanting to prevent pain. Yet, pain is inevitable. All of my children have been hurt not only by the world but by people they love, including me.... Read full article

Making Time For Couple Time

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Remember when you saw every movie in the theater? What about when you had time for work, friends, dating, and family—remember that?... Read full article

Take A Toddler Hike

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Next time your toddling dynamo gets bored, step outside and take a walk around the neighborhood. Your child stands to gain much more than a breath of fresh air.... 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

Back to School with Jami & Katrina

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Congrats, you did it! You made it through another blistering hot, Louisiana Summer! Here’s to trading in pool parties and BBQs for book reports and PB&Js for lunch. School is about to be back in session! That means, summer is officially over. You hav... Read full article

Play! Create! Imagine! (and then Clean. It. Up.)

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I walk a very fine line between wanting my children to play and create and imagine...and wanting/NEEDING a tidy house to function at my best. I need order around me to feel relaxed and productive. If I wake up in the morning and I am greeted by a tra... Read full article

A Special Solution To Sibling Strife

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They’d barely tumbled in the door from school when it started. “Mom! I called that seat first!” “Mom! She took two cookies and I only got one!” And there I was, jumping in to play referee...again. ... Read full article

Mom, Can I Have a Cell Phone?: Navigating Through the Big Decision

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Does your child NEED a cell phone? Maybe not, but if they do, you need to know how to keep them safe.... Read full article

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