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A few weeks ago, my ten-year-old daughter competed in the 2021 Short Course State Swim Championships in Baton Rouge. My daughter is not a natural-born swimmer. She does not have the traditional “swimmer’s body” or the genes of a family...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. Coping With Stress and Anxiety in a Post-COVID-19 World :: A Guide for Parents and Children The past year has been a highly stressful one for children, adolescents, and families as we...
Sometime earlier this year, my 8-year old picked up the phrase “my bad.” I’m not really sure where she got it from. My husband uses the phrase every once in a while, but it’s far from his catchphrase. It’s possible...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. Know the Signs :: Suicide Prevention Month Right now, our day to day activities look drastically different than they ever have before. From school, to play dates, to weekend activities,...
After being home for 2 months and some (you know, COVID), finally, the last day of school came for both my kids (first grader and kindergarten). We were in some sort of “routine” and as any other year, we...
Author’s Note :: I am not a licensed professional. However, my daughter has experienced anxiety and adjustment disorder tendencies for almost two years. In that time, we’ve practiced getting ahead of it as a family and with her play...
When my five-year-old daughter got diagnosed with “adjustment disorder with anxiety,” there wasn’t one particular instance that led us to a therapist’s office. It was a culmination of strong emotions, big outbursts and perpetual worry over a period of time. As...
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MindCoachNola and written by Adela Baker, Founder and CEO, Mind Coach NOLA. 10 Reasons You or Someone You Know Might Need an ADHD Coach 1. You feel overwhelmed with all that you have to do. You...
I was at a park play date with a new friend who is a grandmother, and we were discussing our kids … hers that are grown, and mine still young and impressionable. I thought we were comfortable enough that...
As a child for me, the world was my playground. I remember playing outside in the dirt from sun up to sun down by my grandmother's house, exploring the woods, playing in the ditch, and so on. I could...
Hey little one, I want you to know I see you. I see you hide behind me when the stranger at the store comments on your pretty hair. I see your wheels turning when a relative talks to you. I...

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