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Is a Charter School Right for my Child?

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School choice. Two words brought up frequently in Louisiana among politicians in discussions about how to improve our state’s educational system.... Read full article

Boy Mom

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When parents share such great news, people should understand that they don’t know what that couple may already be struggling with- possible infertility, loss, or just good old “advanced maternal age.” ... Read full article

A Summer Without Bug Bites or Sunburn? Adventures in Virtual Camping

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We may be “over” coronavirus, but it’s clear this pandemic is not over for us. Summer has looked a lot different for our family, and we’re certainly living a smaller life.... 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

Summer Learning Loss

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Anyone else feel like they have been in the Twilight Zone, oh, since around the middle of March? I know I have. In one way, it has felt like the longest/shortest three months of my life. And I’m pretty sure my kids feel the same way.... Read full article



"Mama, Can I Help You Bake?"

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I revel in the moments of our time together where he’s my willing partner. In our baking moments he is not antagonizing his little brother, not making annoying sounds... but instead he is involved in a real job with me that keeps him smiling... Read full article

Gift Getting Made Easy? Including a Wish List on Birthday Invites

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Happy birthday, baby! Another year has passed, and it’s time to mark the occasion with a party (or at least a cake). As the years add up, the parties may get more complex, adding school friends and others into the mix for invitation consideration. Wi... Read full article

Tighten the Family Bond

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Ring in the New Year Together... Read full article

From Temporary to Permanent: Understanding Foster Care and Adoption

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There are 4,787 children in foster care in Louisiana; 653 of these children are waiting for adoptive families. Children’s lives are at stake.... Read full article

Raising Joel: Parenting a Complex Child

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Throughout their struggle of bringing some calm to their family life, David and Jessica learned a lot, especially a new level of patience.... Read full article

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