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Would you do this for your pet in an emergency?

Would you do this for your pet in an emergency?

Editor July 27, 2013 Comments Off

Pet owners everywhere feel they are dedicated to their pets and their welfare. There are untold stories everyday of disabled animals rescued and helped. There are many disabled, and healthy, who are left to

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Nervous about my special son going to camp for a week

Nervous about my special son going to camp for a week

Editor July 27, 2013 Comments Off

I am writing this column from Birmingham, Ala., where I am staying briefly on my way to take my son to camp. Camp! For a week! In north Alabama! Scott is 7, the oldest

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Can your dog really swim? Key facts to know

Can your dog really swim? Key facts to know

Editor July 21, 2013 Comments Off

Does your pooch love to swim? Whether he jumps into the pool or lake with glee or goes nervously into the surf, not all dogs are good swimmers. Here are a few tips to

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Ready for summer break to be over and kids to go back to school

Ready for summer break to be over and kids to go back to school

Editor July 21, 2013 Comments Off

I ran into a friend while at the park with my kids the other day. We were doing that thing moms do at the park, chit-chatting but occasionally interrupting the conversation with hollers of,

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A new van was merely purchased for my kids to ruin

A new van was merely purchased for my kids to ruin

Editor July 2, 2013 Comments Off

Recall about two months ago, I spoke of my husband’s and my search for a new minivan in which to cart around our four children, ages 7 and under. I said there was no

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Are you guilty of leaving pets in hot car?

Are you guilty of leaving pets in hot car?

Editor June 19, 2013 Comments Off

A news item in our local newspaper—”Man faces charges after leaving dogs in hot car.” This was in central Florida, but could just as well been Slidell. A dog owner now faces charges for

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Summer reading programs great fix for summer time

Summer reading programs great fix for summer time

Editor June 7, 2013 Comments Off

  School’s out for the summer, which means it’s time for kids to register for the summer reading program at their local branch of the St. Tammany Parish library. The library has summer programming

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Special education teachers deserve extra credit

Special education teachers deserve extra credit

Editor May 31, 2013 Comments Off

School is out! It’s hard to believe another school year has gone by, and now my kids are home for the summer. At every school year’s end, I stress about teacher gifts, and this

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Feeling included is such a good emotion to experience

Feeling included is such a good emotion to experience

Editor April 17, 2013 Comments Off

Opposites attract. Except, not really. Not when it comes to people. We want to find people who are like us, don’t we? We want to connect with others to whom we can relate. I

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Brown always been passionate about being hair dresser

Brown always been passionate about being hair dresser

Editor April 12, 2013 Comments Off

  SLIDELL — Since age 12, Megan Brown knew she wanted to be a hair dresser. Even before she was a teenager, Brown said being at a hair salon was her favorite place to

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Riding a bike should be something all kids get to do

Riding a bike should be something all kids get to do

Editor April 12, 2013 Comments Off

My kids love riding their bikes. My 5-year-old daughter received a “Littlest Pet Shop” bike for Christmas. It’s blue with a basket in front, streamers on the handlebars, and bizarre-looking kitties on the body.

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Here are some ‘real’ facts about this honest woman

Here are some ‘real’ facts about this honest woman

Editor April 7, 2013 Comments Off

My girlfriends and I were channeling Oprah recently and talking about being our authentic selves, living an authentic life, and being vulnerable in order to enrich relationships. To be honest, I don’t really know

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Trying to figure out what I’m doing with No. 4

Trying to figure out what I’m doing with No. 4

Editor March 30, 2013 Comments Off

So I have four kids now. Luke Edward was born March 10, weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces, He was 22 1/4 inches long. “MY GOSH your kids have huge heads!” said my OB immediately

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Carrone, now 100, still Slidell’s big jokester

Carrone, now 100, still Slidell’s big jokester

Editor March 22, 2013 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — As a room full of well-wishers listened to 100-year-old Walter Carrone thank everyone for coming to his birthday party at Heritage Manor, Warren still seemed to

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Hubby not mushy-type with pregnancy

Hubby not mushy-type with pregnancy

Editor March 2, 2013 Comments Off

A bit of warning. From here on, it’s All Pregnancy, All the Time. With a little bit of discomfort and bitterness thrown in. If you’re bothered by any of these things, just move along,

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Mardi Gras parades with three youngins isn’t easy

Mardi Gras parades with three youngins isn’t easy

Editor February 23, 2013 Comments Off

We took the children to a handful of Mardi Gras parades this year. Like, three. And two of those parades were on the same day (Dionysus and Perseus). We made it to zero night

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Lacombe priest to be celebrated for impact on community

Lacombe priest to be celebrated for impact on community

Editor February 21, 2013 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE — Adrien Rouquette will forever be remembered as a great example of the spirit that dwells in the community of Lacombe—and one community supporter is trying to

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‘Guilty Mom’ seems part of the routine by now

‘Guilty Mom’ seems part of the routine by now

Editor February 9, 2013 Comments Off

Welcome to Motherhood. Here’s a nice, warm glass of guilt. I have been plagued by guilt lately. As I enter my ninth month of pregnancy with my fourth child, my standards regarding, well, pretty

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Project Graduation thanks local sponsors

Project Graduation thanks local sponsors

Editor February 2, 2013 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Slidell/Pearl River Project Graduation is celebrating its 20th year of festivities and appreciates all of the sponsors and volunteers they have for the 2013 celebrations. The group’s motto is, “If just one

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Baby naming is really tough with opposite husband

Baby naming is really tough with opposite husband

Editor January 26, 2013 Comments Off

So here I am, eight months along with Baby #4, and it’s time to talk baby names. I hate naming babies. There’s so much pressure involved! I mean, this little person has to bear

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