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Play! Create! Imagine! (and then Clean. It. Up.)

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I walk a very fine line between wanting my children to play and create and imagine...and wanting/NEEDING a tidy house to function at my best. I need order around me to feel relaxed and productive. If I wake up in the morning and I am greeted by a tra... Read full article

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

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After the birth of her second daughter, Gracie, on April 2, Stephanie Melancon had two days at home with her family of four before their lives turned upside down.... Read full article

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

by Ellen Mecholsky on

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

You Are Resilient

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Knoxville, Tennessee

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This beautiful city is known by many names–Heart of the Valley, Queen City of the Mountains, and Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains. But no matter what you want to call it, Knoxville is a beautiful, vibrant city that offers captivating cultural ev... Read full article



It's the Day Before the Hurricane, Everyday

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We're all hanging out as a family every day. We have to learn new ways to work with each other; our children have to learn a new way to learn. We're rushing to get groceries, we’re seeing empty shelves, and we’re looking everywhere for toilet paper.... Read full article

It’s You or Him

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Here come the days of cool air and short shorts, where the birds are flying and bees are buzzing, but I’m not talking about spring! I’m talking about the days when boys start looking at my little girl, and I start losing my mind and practicing the ut... Read full article

Helen, Georgia

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Nestled in the outskirts of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Helen, Georgia is the perfect place for your family’s next adventure. You’ll feel like you are in Germany as soon as you start walking through the Bavarian-style downtown streets. Even better, you... Read full article

Best Five Bucks Spent, Ever

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I talk a lot about doing stuff with your family and the things that work and the things that don’t work, especially during the days we are in now. Let me tell you though, I have found one of the best ways to make your children smile, and you can have... Read full article

This is ME

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