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Coming home from a family celebration or being picked up from school can turn tragic in an instant. The recent death of a 6-year-old girl, run over in a school parking lot in Slidell, LA, is a reminder of...
Growing up, my sister and I were always very strong swimmers. We are 22 months apart, so we took the same swimming lessons, went to “stay away” summer camps, and frequently swam at friends and families’ pools. In fact,...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center.  Everyone looks forward to summertime. It is the time of year that is less structured, with seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy. But fun in the summertime can sometimes...
As temperatures rise throughout the summer months, so does the need for parents and caregivers to be extra vigilant about never leaving young children alone in a hot car. Since 1990, more than 1,000 children have died in these...
I adopted my first fur baby almost 4 years before I brought home a human baby. She had her issues, but she was an incredibly sweet and gentle dog, so though I was extremely diligent about supervising my children’s...
The World Wide Web is a great place for your children to find fun facts, stay in touch with family and friends, and keep up with school assignments, but it’s important that you are aware of the potential dangers....
“Jennifer! I lost Conner!” “Wait, What?!” “I lost him! He’s gone!” “What do you mean you LOST him?!” “He just took off and ran! I can’t find him! He’s gone!” My world stopped when I got that phone call. So many thoughts were running...
At this point, we're aware of the real-time effects of COVID on the human body. We're just starting to see what the long term effects may be, and although the medical community is hyperaware of the collateral damage being...
In one of my earliest memories of seeing my late father angry, I am biking alongside him as he runs around the LSU lakes when a car comes speeding too fast around a curve. I can remember my dad’s...
I didn’t say no or try to stop it. I didn’t avoid the situation, and so it went on for years. And I guess because of that, it didn’t seem bad to me until I was older and could...
I still remember where I was when I heard the news. At the hospital, in a patient’s room distracted by the horrific news on the screen. Another school shooting, this time the victims were amongst the youngest, aged 6...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by LCMC Health Urgent Care. Free Flu Shots :: Don't Let The Flu Take You Down When a Cold Isn't a Cold In late September I came down with what I thought was a cold. As a...
Social Skills Class My son and I are taking a “Social Skills” class at Children’s Hospital. A class that I find a lot of kids would benefit from (whether they are on the spectrum or not) since it explains what...
I have given birth five times, and I can remember every detail from each delivery. I remember asking as soon as my first baby was born if she had all her fingers and toes, and I remember seeing my...