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Give Your Marriage A Second Chance

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The first and probably most rewarding institution God created was marriage and the family. In Genesis 2:18, God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper for him.” Man needed help to manage God’s ... Read full article

9 Daddy Daughter Date Nights

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Listen up, dads. If you have the privilege of raising daughters (or a daughter), then you are one lucky guy. From tea parties and dress up to playing nail salon and doing makeovers, dads are always game for fun, even if he looks silly in that feather... Read full article

Go On a Kindermoon!

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You’ve heard of a honeymoon and a babymoon, but what about a kindermoon? A kindermoon is the latest trend in travel, where a family takes a special vacation just before one of their children starts kindergarten. Yes, this idea probably first came abo... Read full article

Costumes on a Dime

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11 Ways to Get Your Kid's Costume for Less.... Read full article

Holiday Happenings

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Go on a winter adventure with your little ones this month by checking out these holiday happenings. From seasonal light displays and Santa sightings to parades and “real” snow, this guide is your roadmap on how to experience the most magical and wond... Read full article



A Come and Go Affair

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As a child growing up in South Texas, my family would always celebrate New Year’s with a few carefully selected fireworks. Then, on the Sunday following the New Year’s celebration, we were always in church to participate in a worship service that usu... 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

Donna Edwards

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Meet Louisiana's First Lady.... Read full article

The Importance of Parental Unity and Teamwork

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Child Psychologist Dr. James Dobson said, “Parenting isn’t for cowards.” As a marriage and family therapist, I agree, and I would add that parenting isn’t a competition, but it is for a mom and dad who aren’t united as a team.... Read full article

Life Lessons Learned at Overnight Camp

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Ask anyone who has ever been to overnight camp about his or her experience, and you will hear endless tales of comradery, cabin mates, and campfires. Many times, campers will say overnight camp was the first time they rode a horse, shot a bow and arr... Read full article

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