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Let’s be honest … moms are not perfect. We aren’t superheroes. We don’t have all the right answers. We all make mistakes. I don’t care if you can pack the most colorful, healthy, Pinterest award-winning bento box for your...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.  Accepting Your Postpartum Body In today’s social media world, we are bombarded with what others are doing: what diet and exercise routines they are following, how they raise their kids, what jobs...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
“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...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Baton Rouge.  Warning Signs of Suicide for Children and Teens The COVID-19 pandemic and social isolation has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health, including children and teens. A recent report from the...
Unfollow has become my favorite button. Recently, I realized (for the hundredth time) how much time I actually spend on my phone. And I'm embarrassed about it. Phones can be so addicting. I've set lots of limits for myself to get...

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Soak up the sun this July with more summer fun! We have featured our favorite family-friendly events in and around Baton Rouge this month...