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In the Spotlight: Becoming a Cover Kid

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There’s no secret method to becoming selected as a Cover Kid. The best advice that can be given is to allow the child to be themselves. It’s not about choosing the right outfit or memorizing lines before meeting the judges–it’s about being a kid. ... Read full article

Mommy, I Don’t Quit

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It’s been almost five years now since I jumped on the fitness train. Six weeks postpartum from a very emotional pregnancy and delivery, I took to walking daily with my newborn daughter in tow.... Read full article

Party for the Planet Goes Virtual

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Audubon Nature Institute is getting creative with its Party for the Planet series of events while closed due to COVID-19. This year, Audubon will host the events virtually and invite the community to participate while staying safe at home.... Read full article

My Tribe: How I Found My Motivation Again

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“Mommy, I need to go on a diet and I want you to go on one with me,” were the words that escaped my seven-year-old’s mouth when I realized I had fallen off the healthy wagon and re-entered the zone of “fat.” My running had tapered off, I had failed t... Read full article

Red Stick Together Ministry Offering Free Dinners to Community

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We are living in very challenging times, and we aren’t sure how long they will last. However, Red Stick Together, a ministry of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, is helping make things a little easier for our community.... Read full article



What Parenting Defense Are You In This Season?

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Defense is defined as protecting your goal. This got me thinking. What is my goal for my children? What values and hopes and dreams are we trying to defend? ... Read full article

Audubon Zoo Lion Cubs Visit the Vet

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We could all use a little good news! Audubon Zoo’s newest lion cubs had their second medical check up. Audubon's veterinarian team and animal care staff thoroughly examined the two male lion cubs by weighing them; examining their teeth, ears and eyes... Read full article

I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

The Mommy PR Goal

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“Mommy! Don’t go! Please!” These were the words that escaped my four-year-old’s sweet little mouth as I attempted to leave my parent’s house for a quiet run along Lake Chicot.... Read full article

Are You a Filmmaker?

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Lights, camera, action! Louisiana Public Broadcasting is calling for entries for short films from local filmmakers. The films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the ninth annual PBS Online Film Festival. The PBS Online Film Festival showcas... Read full article

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