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Disclosure :: we appreciate our wonderful sponsors for making our SPOOKtacular event possible! A huge thank you goes to Lil Bambinos Playtorium for hosting this event and to Bliss Cupcakes for bringing their talented cupcake decorating skills to share with the kids! Pediatric Dental Specialists of Baton Rouge will be on hand with healthy "trick or treating" in the form of t-shirts {first 25 kids} and balloons. Thank you to Leave Dinner to June for providing their signature Caprese Chicken Pasta and sweets and to California Pizza Kitchen-Perkins Rowe  for providing an assortment of sandwiches, Thai Chicken Salad, BBQ Chicken Salad, Quinoa Arugula Salad and their homemade Peach and Raspberry Lemonade for everyone. Thank you to Sherman and Balhoff-Specialists in Orthodontics for bringing beautiful smiles to join us!...
Let me preface this post with a few important points. I absolutely know that there are more "important" issues in the world, and I am so deeply aware that many children struggle to have their basic needs met. I have spent 5+ years of my own career working in inner city schools in Louisiana, so I have seen firsthand the tangible effects of hunger, poverty, abuse and more. I also know that having living and involved grandparents at all is a HUGE blessing, and it's not one we take for granted. That said, after conversing with many friends, I also know that I am not alone in these feelings. While well-meaning, all of the plastic tchotchkes that enter our home...
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Post-Holiday Cleanse

The holidays for our family, like most families, are a little manic. From the time we carve the turkey on Thanksgiving day until we cut the King Cake on 12th night, we are filled to the brim with family events, eating, running from here to there, more eating, staying off schedule, not keeping up with laundry, opening presents, still more food, and lack of sleep. By the time mid-January rolls around (I'm a resolution procrastinator), I'm ready to get my life in order by de-cluttering, refocusing, and de-stressing. This is usually when I detox. I don't mean the celebrity detox where you drink cayenne water for 3 days. I'm speaking of a life cleanse. To cleanse means to rid yourself of things that...

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