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Drew Brees Of The New Orleans Saints With Son Baylen
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Dad Is Not The Old Dude You See Around The House Anymore

There is a movement in this country to paint dad as not the old dude you see around the house.  Being a dad myself, I didn't realize this was happening but as I give some thought, I think it is.

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Skip the Ties — All Dad Wants for Father’s Day is You

If you’re having a tough time finding a gift for Father’s Day, you’re not alone. But here’s the good news: most dads don’t want anything other than to spend a little extra time with you.

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Does Living Near a Walmart Make Your House More Valuable? — Dollars and Sense

Many communities gripe when Walmart considers moving in, but a new report indicates homes near the stores actually rise in value when the megachain comes to town.

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Memorial Day: Not What It Used To Be

Memorial Day in America has changed through the years.

As I sit here this morning (Monday, May 28, 2012, 7:12am), I think about how and why Memorial Day has changed through the years. 

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Taking Video Instead Of Pictures: A Simple ‘Punk’d’ [Video]

Do you remember the cute couple who were trying to figure out the new laptop's camera?  They didn't realize that they were making a video, and it became an internet sensation (for at least 40 minutes, until someone else posted a new video of a baby making bubbles in the tub).

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Children VS Grandchildren

Happy Mother's Day Acadiana!  I thought I'd re-post this in honor of Mother's Day 2012.  I have been told many times that children are special, but grand children or even more special.

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New Survey Reveals Parents Have Tough Time Finding Qualified Babysitters

Any parent will tell you that it is tough to find a good babysitter, and even tougher to find that good babysitter available when you need him or her.

Even so, parents would rather have a qualified sitter stay with their children, or no sitter at all.

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Lafayette Girl Missing; Family Asks For Your Help

A 14 year-old Lafayette girl has been missing since Thursday, and her family is asking for your help.

Madison  Claire  Bourque, a student at Lafayette High School, went missing some time in the early morning hours of April 12th.

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Watch Disney’s ‘Treasure Buddies’ at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana

The adorable talking puppies are back in 'Treasure Buddies.' An Indiana-Jones style treasure hunt with America’s favorite pups is awaiting the children of Acadiana on January 28th at the Children's Museum of Acadiana!

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5 Christmas Things I Loved As A Kid

Christmas traditions in the Falcon household included the rotating colored light, putting your slippers under the tree (Santa would put your slippers on top of your gifts so that you wouldn't get your presents confused with your brother's), leaving cookies and milk for Santa, and a big pot of gumbo on Christmas Eve!!

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Dinosaur Exhibit At Lafayette Science Museum Pretty “Big” Deal

If you are looking for something to occupy yourself and the kids while they are out of school this week (or the Christmas break, etc), the Dinosaur Exhibit at the Lafayette Science Museum is a pretty big deal!

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The World Needs More PB&J Sandwiches

I may have figured it out:

When I got home from work last night, the electricity was out.  This is the first time in a long time that I can remember the lights being out, but I was determined to not allow it to ruin my evening.

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