is there a gun in the house

is there a gun in the house? Firearms are all around us. Be safe.   It can be feel like an awkward and uncomfortable question. I mean, you're just getting to know a new mom, and your kids get along great, an...

Fire Safety Tips for Your Home and Family

In commemoration of the great Chicago fire 145 years ago—yes, that one, attributed to Mrs. O’Leary and her cow—we have National Prevention Week every October. Fires are terrifying but often preventable. To help...

Why It’s Important to Have “The Talk” Now

A report came out earlier this year that showed teen pregnancies have dropped to historic lows in Louisiana. While that’s certainly encouraging, our rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise. We le...

When You’re a Young Mom with Breast Cancer

They gave her something to live for.    At 4 a.m. Elise Angelette (pictured above with her children; photo by Candra George, My Creative Reality) would offer up a bargain with God. She would be sick. She would...

Raising Respectful Sons Starts Early in Life

A baby’s sense of himself and others starts right from birth and the most important teachers are his parents. Raising a respectful son who respects girls and women should begin with expectations about how he sh...

Top 10 Tips for a Safe Halloween

From avoiding sugar comas to decorating pumpkins without injury, we have your Top 10 tips for a safe Halloween with the kids!Don’t use a real knife for carving pumpkins.  Get a kit—it’s safer. And even wit...

Family-Focused Efforts for School Success

A mom of a three year old wants to help her child stop hitting at preschool. A dad of an eight year old wants his son to focus during math class. All parents of all upper school children want to help them do be...

5 Things You Should Know About the Zika Virus

Sponsored article While the New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board wages an impressive war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus, it’s still seriously scary—and a growing c...

Top 10 Firework Safety Tips

  Did you know the largest age group to suffer injuries from fireworks is children ages 0-4? the second largest is children aged 5-14 years!  Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:  Never allow y...