Grateful Giving: Worthy Charities on Both Shores

As we usher in another joyous holiday season — filled with families, friends, festivities and feasts — it’s an excellent time to take inventory of all the blessings we often take for granted, and pass on the spirit of gratitude to our children. Helping them to realize how lucky we are to have roofs over […]

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When & How to Leave Your Child Home Alone

Other than driving, allowing your child to stay home unsupervised may be the scariest rite of passage we parents have to endure. But it doesn’t have to be a dramatic transition. We’ve all seen the MacCaulay Culkin holiday classic, but unlike his comically negligent parents, you can actually decide when and how, and make preparations […]

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Gourds & Ghouls: Pumpkin Patches & Halloween Fun on Both Shores

As always, it’s still a tad toasty here in Southeast Louisiana, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the fall season with the best of them!  We’ve put together two lists — one of local and nearby pumpkin patches and corn mazes. The other is a huge list of Halloween events & activities — from […]

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Kids’ Wellness & Wellbeing: Pediatric Providers on Both Shores

From catching up on vaccinations to scheduling six-month dental check-ups and annual or sports physicals, to mapping out emergency facilities and specialists, we’ve got plenty of pediatric and family providers on both shores to cater to your specific needs.   GENERAL PEDIATRICS   Access Health Louisiana Network (Both Shores) accesshealthla.org Locations in multiple parishes, including […]

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Cool Extracurriculars for Kids on Both Shores

We all know that after school activities are good for kids. They’re helpful in: cutting down on electronics use building confidence relieving stress teaching time management There are certainly plenty of opportunities for kids to participate in team sports after school and on weekends, but what about the non-sports kids, or kids who want or […]

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Hydration Guidelines for Kids

While watching one of my son’s new favorite shows, Adam Ruins Everything (an “educational comedy television series” that, sure, contains the occasional raw language, but appeals to the short tween/teen attention span), the crazily coiffed host tackled the issue of hydration. He cited multiple studies, and even brought in a hydration specialist to dispel many […]

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STEM Stuff to Stave off Summer Brain Drain

Most of us are familiar with the concept of summer brain drain. It’s the phenomenon, also known as “summer slide,” where kids on summer break get mentally lazy and actually lose skills and knowledge. According to IDTech.com, “Kids can lose as many as two to three months of math and reading skills over the summer. […]

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