Juvenile Arthritis: What You Need To Know

Lola Magazine Kiddos, SARWAT UMER

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month. Not everyone knows that kids can present with arthritis as early after first year of their age. Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis (JIA), also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, is an umbrella term to describe the inflammatory rheumatic diseases that develop …

The Importance of Instilling Resilience

Lola Magazine Kiddos, Laura Alderman

As we all grapple with the violence seen both locally with the shooting in South Highlands and nationally with the recent Uvalde shooting, our community needs to know that LSU Health Shreveport is working behind the scenes to address youth violence.  The Institute for Childhood Resilience …

Teen Mental Health

Lola Magazine Kiddos, Michelle Yetman, PHD.

In December 2021, the U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek H. Murthy, issued a rare public health advisory, warning that American youth were experiencing a mental health crisis that had only been made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. He highlighted the alarming rate of increase in suicide …

Tiffany Cruz: The Fabulous Mom

Lola Magazine Kiddos, Tiffany Cruz

Tiffany Cruz, long-time parenting blogger, mom to two amazing kids, widowed at age 35, shares her story of triumph through heartbreak.  Being a parent isn’t for the faint of heart…but your heart wouldn’t want it any other way. Sure, you’re over-scheduled, over-worked, and your entire life feels …

Birthdays on the Bayou

Lola Magazine Home and Entertaining, Kiddos

In the great debate of children’s’ birthday parties, some say go all out, and some say keep it simple. Nicole Davidge, owner of Southern Shutter Photography and mom to Dixon (5) and Maison (2), has an undisputed knack for planning the most magical celebrations. When …

Kids and Vaccinations

Lola Magazine Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko, Kiddos

Written by Dr. Andrew D. Yurochko, Ph.D., Professor and Carroll Feist Endowed Chair in Viral Oncology Vice Chairman, Dept of Microbiology and Immunology Executive Director of the Center of Excellence in Emerging Viral Threats Director, CoBRE Center of Applied Immunology and Pathological Processes LSU Health …

Go for the Gold!

Lola Magazine Donesa Walker, Kiddos

Setting Up Students Of All Ages For Success Dedication and practice are two recurring words that one will hear for every Olympian who is interviewed about their road to the gold. The best way to prepare for success is to be deliberate in setting aside …

Summer DIY Crafts

Lola Magazine Kiddos, Victoria Arnold

Summer has started, school is out, and entertaining our kids while they’re home 24/7 can be challenging for even the most studious parent. Make some new favorite memories this summer with any of these family-fun summer crafts! Squirt Gun Painting #1: If your kids aren’t …

Summer Slide

Lola Magazine Donesa Walker, Kiddos

… is everything destined to go down the Brain Drain this summer? By Donesa Walker, M.Ed., Board Certified Cognitive Specialist, Owner LearningRx Shreveport I love sliding down slides with the curves and free fall experience of freedo, but I so do not want that ground …

Summer Camp Guide 2021

Lola Magazine Kiddos

With just a few weeks left on the school calendar, the countdown to summer is officially underway! Parents and kids alike are anticipating the lax schedule and outdoor activities that are synonymous with summer fun. We are already daydreaming about hours spent poolside, letting Mom …

Soaring Into Adolescence

Lola Magazine Donesa Walker, Kiddos

By Donesa Walker, M.Ed. BCCS, owner of LearningRx and Brain Train Learning Solutions Navigating the Woes of Middle-School The first time flying a kite is an experience of wonder and frustration until you begin to understand the power of the tether or line is what …