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My New Way to Lent

It’s the Lenten season. If you are like me you begin thinking about what to give up some time after you’ve attended your fair share of Mardi Gras parades, but before the Ash Wednesday service. Traditionally, I usually give up a food – sodas, fried foods, or candy. One year I gave up cursing — […]

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Mardi Gras Crafts with Kids

With its delicious King Cakes, dozens of parades and glamorous balls, Mardi Gras is an exciting season for the whole family. Why not add to the fun with a few indoor activities as well? Try these crafts and create your own Mardi Gras parade! Paper Plate Masks What you’ll need: Paper plate – white Colors […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts With Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day! This holiday, while usually associated with flowers and chocolate, doesn’t have to be only for adults! Get your kids of any age involved in the fun by making love-inspired crafts, either to give as gifts or to enjoy themselves.  Paper Roll Hearts Great for Homemade Valentine’s Day cards or refrigerator art What you’ll need: Paper roll Paint, red or pink Cardstock, […]

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Donuts With Santa Playdate at Lil Bambinos Playtorium {RECAP}

Disclosure :: we had such a blast at our Donuts With Santa playdate to spread the holiday cheer in Baton Rouge, and none of it would have been possible without our amazing community sponsors: Lil Bambinos Playtorium, When You Wish Entertainment, Chelsea Meng-Realtor, Sherman and Balhoff-Specialists in Orthodontics, Bayou Time Babysitting and Nannies, Tiger Deaux-nuts, Home Malone, Whitney Andrus-Sensible Portions, Bliss Patisserie, Newk’s Eatery, Beth […]

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Holiday Flood Recovery :: 6 Ways to Help

Editor’s note: this post was a collaboration between two of our contributors, Sarah Joy Hays and Kodi Wilson.  Our South Louisiana communities saw the worst natural disaster in 100 years, the Great Flood of 2016. Five months later, the current status is a sobering one. As you decorate your homes with trees, ornaments and lights, […]

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Happier Holidays :: A Therapist’s Guide to Managing Family Drama

Every January, my counseling practice experiences an increase in new clients and appointments. I’ve jokingly come to refer to January as “Holiday Rehab.” Of course, many people do choose January to start therapy as a function of their new resolutions. But equally compelling are the number of people who come with the goal of improving […]

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