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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Party Time. How to Host A Holiday Cookie Swap I don't know about y'all, but I absolutely LOVE watching the cooking competitions during the holiday season on the Food Network. I especially love the Holiday Baking Championship and the Christmas Cookie Challenge because I am always so impressed with the level of skill and creativity involved. While I am not necessarily as talented as the Food Network stars, it did get me thinking about hosting a cookie swap party in Baton Rouge myself. Have you ever been to one? Where everyone brings different cookies, either store bought or homemade, and you get to try them all?! Enjoying the sweets while sharing the labor across a...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Baton Rouge General. Can Kids Get “Long COVID” After Coronavirus Infections? The short answer is yes, but researchers are still working to determine the frequency and severity. While children were mostly spared from COVID-19 in the first waves of the pandemic, now more children are being infected with the Delta variant, and researchers are anxious to uncover the potential impact long COVID could have on children under 12 who are not yet eligible to receive a vaccine. Most people who get COVID-19 recover within a few weeks while others experience long COVID with health problems lasting four or more weeks after first getting infected. The full effects of COVID-19 on the body are still being discovered,...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Health.  7 Mental Health Tips for Parents Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and hurricane season, it’s easy for parents to forget to take care of themselves. However, it is important for parents to prioritize their own mental health. Not only does it make you feel better, but it models positive health behaviors for your children. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your mental health and warning signs to look for in children and other family members. Create a morning routine. Having time to yourself before the craziness of the day begins is a great way to feel grounded, centered and ready to tackle your day. Start your day with activities...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Health.  Flu Shots for Kids: What To Know Children should get the yearly flu shot vaccine along with their parents. The flu vaccine is even more important in 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect your child from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control states that children younger than 5 years old, especially those younger than 2 years old, are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any age-appropriate flu vaccine. Your child’s health care provider will know which vaccines are right for your child. Your child should get the flu shot as...
Disclosure :: This post was written by Baton Rouge General Medical Center. MIS-C: What Parents Need to Know Prior to the fourth wave, children have largely been spared severe outcomes from COVID-19, allowing parents to breathe a little easier and focus their attentions on older family members. Today, 48 states are reporting cases of children developing a serious COVID-related inflammatory condition called MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome), and Louisiana accounts for 20% of all MIS-C deaths in the United States.   MIS-C is a rare but severe condition that can be present at the time of an initial COVID-19 diagnosis or can develop days to weeks after getting sick with COVID-19. MIS-C causes severe inflammation in the vital organs and tissues, including the heart,...

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Swim Lessons in Baton Rouge If you are looking for swim lessons in Baton Rouge, this guide to Baton Rouge swim schools and instructors is...