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The Camp Next Door: 5 Skills Campers Gain

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Many parents want their kids to experience summer camps, but the idea of spending several nights away from home is a little scary for both the parent and the child. A great alternative, especially for younger kids, is to send them to day camp. Day ca... Read full article

From Pre-Parties to Prom No Nos

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Prom is a rite of passage for many high-schoolers, and if they decide it is something they are interested in, we want them to remember it forever. However, we also want them to stay safe and show their good character.... Read full article

13 Homegrown Louisiana Gems

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Louisiana is a treasure trove of homegrown gems. From festivals and historic buildings to parks and museums, our state is packed with both indoor and outdoor opportunities for fun. Pack a day bag and let’s go!... Read full article

Joyful Reads with Joy from August and September

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Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious.... Read full article

Building a Legacy of Love One Hug at a Time

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Avery Vasta is a preschooler at Central Primary in Gonzales. When she hears music, she has to stop and dance, and she’s free with hugs and kindness, making her a favorite at school and everywhere she goes. She loves Moana and Elena of Avalor. Avery, ... Read full article



Why Music Education Matters

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Music plays an important role in our lives. Whether we’re strumming along to our favorite song, singing in the car with the kiddos in the backseat, or playing the keyboard (or piano) during a family singalong, music lifts our spirits and provides us... Read full article

A Better Road Trip For Everyone

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Summer is the perfect time for road trips with the whole family, but anyone with kids knows that road trips are definitely not easy.... Read full article

What Type of Camp Should Your Child Attend?

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When we were kids, life was simpler. Many of us just hung around the house during the summer and played with neighborhood friends or maybe attended a local day camp sponsored by our school or city.... Read full article

Joyful Reads from November

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Hello! I’m Joy, and I love to read. I consider it my greatest talent and favorite hobby. Another one of my preferred pastimes is recommending reads to anyone who is the least bit curious.... Read full article

Are You Ready to Send Your Kids to Camp?

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Find out how you, as the parent, can prepare to send your child(ren) off to camp this year!... Read full article

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