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The Adventures of Traveling with a Toddler

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Apr 16, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

Traveling with a toddler. Have you ever done it before??? I am about to embark on a new journey. Traveling out of the country on a nice long flight with a 15-month-old. I hate to admit it, but I am not looking forward to this. I can picture it now, my child will be the […]

1 in 68: Autism’s Rising Prevalence

April is Autism Awareness Month. The rates of children being diagnosed with autism have skyrocketed in the past 40 years and is predicted to keep going up. Today, 1 in every 68 kids is diagnosed with autism. The following post was written by pediatrician Bob Sears, a primary-care pediatrician in Capistrano Beach, California, and the […]

Riding in Cars with Boys

CommentsPosted by: Sarah Keller on Mar 25, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

Lately we have been burning the pavement between Baton Rouge and Lake Charles.  My hometown, two hours west on I-10, is a relatively easy trip.  It is especially easy when you treat it as more of a commute than a formal road trip, something my dear husband can’t seem to do…bless his heart.  I’m teaching […]

Eat Healthy BR Wants Healthy Options on Kids’ Menus

Baton Rouge is changing what it eats when dining out in an effort to educate and address childhood obesity. The Eat Healthy BR program, an effort within Mayor Kip Holden’s Healthy BR initiative, is looking for local restaurants to clean up their menus and bring healthier options to residents who dine out with their children. […]

Making Your Own Baby Food for DIY Moms

When breastfeeding no longer cuts it for your baby, it’s time to introduce him or her to solid foods. A quick walk through the commercial baby food aisle reveals hundreds of different options to feed your baby. But with dyes, chemicals and other non-organic ingredients in those pre-packaged foods, many moms are choosing to make […]

My Little Boy Is Growing Up

Well, well, well, we officially have a walker. Jr. took his first steps in the lobby of his pediatrician’s office of all places. It literally happened out of nowhere. Unfortunately since I wasn’t expecting it, I wasn’t able to get it on camera. He took four BIG ole steps, and then realized what he had […]

I Am a Mom: 5 Things We Deal With That Others Can Avoid

CommentsPosted by: Brandie Chesney on Feb 19, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

“Oh don’t worry that’s not poop.” I was telling my mom this after she thought my youngest, Callie, exploded out her diaper and had brown all over her hands and up her sleeves. No big deal to me, I figured she found some chocolate in her carseat and ate away while we were on our […]

Five Steps to Putting a Smile on Your Child’s Face for the Dentist

February is National Children’s Dental Month. Each year, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums, and it all starts with a […]

Winter Blues

CommentsPosted by: Aly Ragan on Feb 11, 2014 in Family Fun, Parenting, Toddlers

I am so over this winter weather. Gloomy, icy, cold…you can move on out. I’m a sunshine and blue skies kinda gal. In an effort to not go entirely stir crazy being cooped up at home with three 3-year olds, we try to get out of the house when we can. So I decided we […]

Has It Really Been a Year Already?

CommentsPosted by: Tamara Palmer on Feb 06, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

1 year old. My how the time is flown by. I can now say that my husband and I have a toddler. It has been amazing seeing him hit all of his milestones. Two of my favorite things that he does are when he waves bye bye and when he gives me kisses.

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