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Tips for the First Day of School

Today is the first day of school for many kids in Baton Rouge. Which means a quiet house, but a lot of stress and nervousness from both mom and kids. To ease some of those nerves, the American Academy of Pediatrics created some tips to help parents and their children adjust to another school year. […]

Back-to-School Stress Busters for Parents

For many children in Baton Rouge, August 11 marks the first day of school. While you may be looking forward to having the kids out of the house and back to a structured routine, there’s a lot to do before that first day. As families get ready for school, parents can be overwhelmed by the […]

So Many Firsts

CommentsPosted by: Stephanie Roussell on Jul 24, 2014 in Babies, Family Fun, Milestones

It feels cliché to say, but I’m having so much fun experiencing all of Audrey’s firsts. First babbles, first swims, first foods, first holidays. It all seems so new and exciting to her, which makes it new and exciting for us. I told you last time about her first “Mama”, but there’s so much more […]

That First “Mama”

CommentsPosted by: Stephanie Roussell on Jun 10, 2014 in Babies, Milestones, Parenting

It came like a lightening bolt. Those two syllables that rock your world. “Ma Ma” and “Da Da” They came out of nowhere.

Sleeping Beauty

CommentsPosted by: Sarah Keller on Jun 03, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

As we dive deeper into Owen’s 4th year of life, I’m starting to truly fear the teen years.  I feel like there are times I’m getting a little taste of what life will be like, all while he is still little and charming—you know before he needs deodorant.  Somewhere near the middle of his second […]

My First Mother’s Day

CommentsPosted by: Stephanie Roussell on May 27, 2014 in Babies, Milestones, Parenting

What an amazing first Mother’s Day! I knew it would be a special weekend because it was also Audrey’s baby dedication at my home church. This was the church I was dedicated in, grew up in, got married in and now am sharing another special milestone in that special place. Having her dedication the same […]

My Mother’s Day Wish List

CommentsPosted by: Brandie Chesney on May 08, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

Mother’s day is this coming weekend. My husband usually forgets and then remembers after he sleeps in all day and apologizes the rest of the day. I usually get an awesome dinner though and seriously, I don’t mind! It means I don’t have to cook!

A Day in the Life

Sometimes I find myself getting caught up in what is the “next event.” Whether that means big events like holidays, birthdays, parties, etc., or events as simple as the next feeding, the next diaper, the next nap, it’s sometimes hard to enjoy the everyday moments in between. Audrey is growing so fast. And sometimes the […]

Harrison’s Birth Story

CommentsPosted by: Rachel Henry on Apr 29, 2014 in Babies, Milestones, Pregnancy

One would assume that with this being my second pregnancy, I would know the difference between indigestion and labor…but no. In the month of February I thought I was going into labor no less than 20 times. I was so miserable and uncomfortable that with every kick, twist, or cramp I just knew that this […]

Easter Fun

CommentsPosted by: Stephanie Roussell on Apr 22, 2014 in Babies, Family Fun, Milestones

Holidays just keep getting better and better. As Audrey grows, so does her ability to engage and appreciate different traditions at each holiday. This past weekend we celebrated a beautiful Easter with our family. We hunted Easter Eggs, played with family, talked and babbled all the way through church (this child was not very reverent!) […]

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