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Articles in March Guides, Susan Lowry Cedotal, Cheryl Brodnax, Party and One Amazing Kid

Have a Happy Birthday (Without the Party): Budget-Friendly Birthday Ideas

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The day your child was born is a day to celebrate and make him feel special. Birthday parties are fun, but they can be a lot of work, and the costs can quickly add up. If you decide to skip the birthday party, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate big.... Read full article

Ivory Gipson

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In high school, Ivory Gipson maintained a near-perfect GPA and was a three-sport varsity athlete, band member, fellow in the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC), vice president of the Goal Society, and held down a part-time job. “I did every sport and... Read full article

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Christmas Movie

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So here’s some recommendations for fun movies to watch with your children and the lessons you can learn together as a family....The pitiful Charlie Brown tree teaches us that no matter how broken or imperfect we are, love can fix anything.... Read full article

Avoid An Entertainment Disaster

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Don't panic if the thought of amusing a group of children at your child’s birthday party has you touching up your magic skills. Hire an entertainer and use these tips to help make it easier.... Read full article

Matteo Runge

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When so many things shut down last year, Matteo Runge was lucky to find a silver lining. The sixth grader at Baton Rouge International School became a 2020 Louisiana state chess champion and credits his success to extra practice time.... Read full article



A Home-Centered Birthday: A Fourth Trip Around the Sun

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A year ago, I was writing about our play date style birthday party for our younger daughter. This year, she turned four without a party, but as a family of four, we did celebrate her with everything we could muster.... Read full article

Devyani Vij

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Devyani Vij, a senior at The Dunham School, hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps in order to invoke change for a better and brighter future for everyone.... Read full article

James Robinson, Jr.

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James Robinson, Jr., a senior at Tara High School, knows the difficulties students face when entering high school and navigating the day-to-day experiences. To help these students communicate their concerns, James created B hEARD, a student-led organ... Read full article

Siena Snow

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Meet this One Amazing Kid.... Read full article

Jordan Wingerter

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After picking up bowling less than two years before, Jordan Wingerter quickly advanced in the sport to finish second in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State bowling singles tournament as a freshman and bowled her new high score of 255... Read full article

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