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Death is rough! No one is ever prepared and it isn’t easy to deal with or talk about. We lost a significant part of our family this past summer, and as an adult, the feelings that have come with that...
If stories of adoption and fostering in Baton Rouge are of interest, there are several great pieces on the website including stories of adoption (here and here), advice on what not to ask an adoptee, and a real life...
Our house has needed some happiness these past few weeks and we have found it in the Netflix Original Series Queer Eye. We have watched all of the prior seasons as well but Season 6 in Austin, Texas has...
No, it’s not schizophrenia. I’m just a mom who still, after almost three years, hears the beeps of all the monitors, feels the coldness of a dark room, and remembers the touch of what the plastic felt like on...

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Surely, you have all had this moment. You have been juggling this and that for the most part of the week. You’ve either been up with a newborn, chasing a toddler, doing a school project that is due the...
Work from home they said. It will be easy they said.  Some days are blissfully perfect and filled with Teams calls, work emails, and a couple of loads of laundry washing.  Other days, I can barely take a moment...
Think what you will about pageants, but I learned a lot competing for Miss Louisiana. One of the skills that continues to hold on is the power of silence. In the Miss USA and Miss America pageant systems, there is...
Loss is inevitable, but it’s crushing when it happens to you. Loss hurts, it will trigger many complicated emotions. You may feel sad, infuriated, devastated, confused, frustrated, alone, regretful … all normal feelings to feel, all exhausting to feel. Especially...
It sometimes happens very unexpectedly. You wake up, begin your normal morning routine, and then you feel it. A very slight, hardly noticeable, ever so subtle “something,” call it a feeling, in your stomach. It’s not a pain, just...
Growing up, I was taught that family comes first, always! It wasn’t until I had my own family that I knew what that truly meant. I never knew how to truly love a person so much until I had...
A Single Mom in Law School’s Point of View: When I decided to go to law school, my first thought was how it would negatively affect my parenting, as I have a toddler. I would be in class three nights...
  A Thanksgiving Like no Other November 24, 2011, we woke up to an ordinary Thanksgiving day. My sister and I each at our own homes busy packing and preparing food to bring to mom's house. The turkey breasts were roasting...

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Navigating Your Local Baton Rouge Library

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As a mom of 2 boys who LOVE to read, we find ourselves making a trip to the library in Baton Rouge at least...