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The Postpartum Ride Home From The Hospital Most moms remember the ride home from the hospital as a beautiful experience. The nurse wheels you wheel you to the car, you put the baby in the car seat and climb into the backseat with your little one. You and your husband are gushing over the newborn scrunch and looking forward to the cuddles once you get home. You all may talk about sharing roles of washing bottles, changing diapers, etc. Leaving the hospital was different for me. I can laugh about it now but it was very much a reality check for me. I was scared to leave the hospital. I stayed in the hospital for almost a week. We didn’t have any complications,...
Sleepaway Camp :: Should You Send Your Kid? So you’ve got a chance to send your child to an overnight camp? I bet you’re nervous. Wondering if it’s the right choice. Wondering if they’ll be safe, if they’ll get homesick, if they’re mature enough to handle it. This was me last summer. The opportunity to send my then 8 year old away for a whole week turned me into a pool of emotions and nervousness. Now here we are, one week post her second year of sleepaway camp and here’s my take: It harbors independence. Whenever our kids don’t have us readily available to take care of their needs, they learn how to do things on their own, in an environment they’re...
Breath of Fresh Air Sitting alone in the backyard watching the sun set is something that I have not done in a long time. It is so refreshing to have this moment of serenity, birds flying in the air, feeling the breeze across my face, neighbors laughing and talking, kids playing in the backyard, and the grass seems to be greener than the day before, yet finally I have some me time. I close my eyes to enjoy this peace and take a deep breath and just smile. Today, we celebrated my son's birthday. All the running around, decorating, putting on life jackets, serving the kids, and socializing with family had me exhausted. I truly could not wait until it...
Could They Move Any Slower? Tips To Help Our Distracted Kids {And Ourselves Along The Way} It can be painful to watch your toddler put on their shoes by themselves when you’re trying to get out the door quickly. They always end up on the wrong foot somehow, too. Then there’s that certain toy they refuse fo leave the house without that you haven’t seen in months. You get the point. It can be infuriating to repeat ourselves when our kids seem to be ignoring us, especially when we need to be somewhere fast. Remembering and understanding why our kids are moving at a snails pace is important for us to be patient. When tasks are demanding for kids, their...
4th of July Family Friendly Events and Fun in Baton Rouge Fourth of July is right around the corner and it's time for family fun and fireworks! We've compiled this comprehensive list below of 4th of July events taking place in and around Baton Rouge this year! 4th of July Family Friendly Events and Fun in Baton Rouge by Date June 29th June 30th July 1st July 2nd July 3rd July 4th

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