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The journey to parenthood looks different for everyone. For some it is an unexpected surprise for others it is the culmination of years of struggle.  No matter which side of the spectrum you’re on there are a lot of...
Initially, it was part of the plan, we would wait a while before having children. We wanted to experience life as a couple before we experienced it as a  family of more than two. We waited. We worked on...
My best friend Katelyn and I have been discussing Twilight for a couple months now. Twilight was THE teenage romance series, while we were in middle school and high school. It is also a perfect example of emotional abuse, which,...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.  Pediatrician, Urgent Care or Emergency Room? When a child is sick, all you want is to make them feel better as soon as possible, but you may not know what to...
On days like these, I get mad at simple things like a spoon dropping at the dinner table after I sweep. Why am I this way? One single room in my house is messy and I feel as though the...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.  What Are the Signs of Autism in Toddlers? When you have a toddler, every day is a learning experience – for your little one and for you as the parent. You...
I'm sure you've seen her (you probably know her)--the female who thinks nothing is beyond her own ability. The female who can wipe the sweat and trudge along, the female who can negotiate her way out of or into...
I’ve always been the type of person that had absolutely no idea what to do or say when a loved one was hurting. I’ve always felt absolutely useless in these situations and as if I needed to step aside...
I can feel it creeping in, slowly and almost secretly. It’s there like a shadow, always with me, but I can’t always see it. Do I acknowledge it? Do I ignore it and hope it goes away? If I...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge and written by Kathleen Freeman, MD.  How Can Parents Avoid Burnout? We’ve all heard the proverbial metaphor about self-care: Put your oxygen mask on first then assist the child sitting next to...
Editor's Note :: The purpose of this piece is not to persuade anyone with regards to their decision on whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but instead to share one local mom's story of her personal experience....
“Mommy, read.” As annoying as these words are to hear at bedtime some nights when we’ve already read four books, I still love them deep down. I love that I’m raising a reader. I’ve been reading to my daughter since...

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