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Articles in Local Profile, Mari Walker, May Guides and Leah Conti

Planting a Brighter Future: Baton Rouge Green

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In our world of fast-paced, non-stop driving, working and just doing, we rarely take the opportunity to appreciate nature and all of its awesome beauty and benefits.... Read full article

STAR

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Sexual assault is an intensely personal crime, and it is a national health crisis that affects men, women, and children of all races and classes. STAR is “here to make sure survivors know regardless of what type of sexual trauma they’ve had, we are h... Read full article

Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

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Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Live 2 Serve

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Millennials often get a bad rap for being self-involved and lazy. The students and 20-somethings involved in the organization, Live 2 Serve, defy this stereotype.... Read full article

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article



Have Baby, Will Travel

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All of that to say we tried it because we had no other choice. We have learned that while travel with a baby is different, it’s also completely doable and a new adventure.... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

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In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Camp Conquer

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Denise Domingue was at an outreach event for Camp Conquer, a day camp for grieving children in the community that helps them process those emotions and learn coping skills to handle their feelings. A boy stood in front of the table, clearly wanting t... Read full article

Dad at School is Cool: Watch D.O.G.S. at Mayfair Lab School

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Once his children entered elementary school, each year he thought, “Somebody should start that Watch D.O.G.S. program. Somebody should really do that.” But, nothing happened.... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

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