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Louisiana Spirit

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The summer sunshine gleams off the blacktop road in a neighborhood near Greenwell Springs. FEMA trailers stand in front of vacant houses, and abandoned homes dot the street with cracked windows and tall grass.... Read full article

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Minnesota may often be considered a “fly-over state,” but it’s worth taking a vacation to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minneapolis has plenty of places to go boating and fishing, but it’s also a vibrant arts community, the home of a professional baseba... Read full article

6 Great Back-To-School Apps

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Support your child’s learning–whether he’s in elementary, middle, or high school–with these six great apps. They’re all free, so encourage your son or daughter to download as many of them as possible as he or she heads back to school this fall.... Read full article

Rolling with the Good Times: Navigating Baton Rouge’s Mardi Gras with Kids

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When my husband and I moved to Baton Rouge, we had absolutely no idea about Mardi Gras. I mean, sure, we had heard of “Fat Tuesday” and had the vague sense that beads were involved, but the Louisiana Mardi Gras EXPERIENCE was a complete unknown. 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



Parent vs. Teacher: Solving Conflicts in the Classroom

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Parent-Teacher Conferences aren't always a walk in the park. Make sure you know all of the facts before taking action.... Read full article

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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Our country is brimming with amusement destinations from coast to coast, but have you ever been to one that’s located 7,100 feet above sea level? That’s just one reason to visit–it’s the only mountain-top theme park in America. You’ll travel by state... Read full article

Vacay Without the Bust! Which Way to Geaux?

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After a long, trying year of being cooped up at home, it is likely this summer will be a busier time for travel than usual. Businesses are reopening, travel restrictions are loosening, and family members are looking to get together again after distan... Read full article

What’s Your Child’s Learning Style?

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Does your child love reading and writing? Do they have a knack for music? When they tell a story, do they tend to use their whole body to describe what happened? Are they drawn to groups, or do they prefer to work alone? These traits can give a clue ... Read full article

The Importance of Early Reading

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As adults, we don’t fully understand the difficulties of learning to read, as it is a skill we’ve mastered over the course of our lives. We sometimes don’t even know what to look for when our children are struggling. Do we sometimes forget to emphasi... Read full article

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