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Foodies & Friends – Boy Meets Grill

Foodies & Friends – Boy Meets Grill

Well, the upside was I didn’t have to call the fire department.   Grilling is the caveman of cooking. I believe a pyromania gene is embedded in the DNA of most boys. The love affair of boy meets grill as...
Are Almonds the  New Cow?

Are Almonds the New Cow?

Consumers are flocking to nondairy milk products in lieu of traditional cow’s milk. Dairy products have been shown to contain large amounts of estrogen and progesterone complicated by the fact that many modern cows have been genetically altered to produce...
Super Plants to the Rescue

Super Plants to the Rescue

Walking through a nursery or garden store becomes overwhelming very quickly. How do you know types of plants to choose? Which will best withstand Louisiana’s heat and humidity?  If you’re not sure where to start, pick a Louisiana Super Plant....
Southern Men Drink Real Cocktails

Southern Men Drink Real Cocktails

Whiskey and Gin and other libations can take on a flavorful mix with these savory concoctions. They’re not just for pouring over ice!   Make Father’s Day (and every day) enjoyable with these manly mixers.  
Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

Prepare Now for Hurricane Season

Meteorologists forecast a slightly above average hurricane season, which begins June 1 and continues until Nov. 30. Fourteen named storms are predicted this year. Of those, seven are predicted to be hurricanes, three of which could be major. Hurricane activity usually peaks...
Adopted Fathers

Adopted Fathers

When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new / It always winds up feeling like a job interview  / My mama used to wonder if she’d ever meet someone who wouldn’t find out about me and...
The Power of Self-Reflection

The Power of Self-Reflection

As a proud Papa to one beautiful little girl with a second on the way, I’m quickly learning the significance of what it takes to be a role model and what that role in life requires. It’s a bit daunting...
Book Review – Ash Princess

Book Review – Ash Princess

“The Ash Princess” is the first book in a new young adult trilogy written by Laura Sebastian. It is set in a fictional land known as Astrea, ruled by the Fire Queen. Astrea is a land of magic that gains...
May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

Putting the Pieces in Place As a new graduate from physical therapy school, Michelle Sierra felt totally confident in her deep knowledge of the body’s muscle systems. But when she volunteered to start a women’s health program and attended a...
Mother May I?

Mother May I?

“Mother” stood away from us with her back to us, and we took turns asking, “Mother, may I…” Take two steps forward? Jump two steps to the right? “Mother” could say yes, you may or no, you may not, and...
A Mother’s Story

A Mother’s Story

Losing my son Jonathan on April 8, 2017 is the hardest thing my family has faced. What makes it all the more difficult is knowing his death could have been prevented. Jonathan was a freshman at LSU. He graduated from...
From A Cozy Cabin To A Country Estate

From A Cozy Cabin To A Country Estate

From humble beginnings in the early 1900s, this riverside property in Folsom has expanded, flooded, bloomed, and seen generations of people and pets come and go through the years. A 150-year-old, two-room log cabin predates the 5,000-square-foot home on 35...