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Rainbow Babies

In Kiddosby Lola Magazine

It started with a horrible car accident and now sings with a poignant twang in my heart. My daughter’s name is Hannah Brielle, and I haven’t met her in this life. The hurt from the loss of my child has never gone away but has been relegated to the anchor of my rainbow.

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What’s For Breakfast?

In Health and Beautyby Lola Magazine

  What’s For Breakfast? What have mothers across the centuries always said?  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  And, in fact, to paraphrase Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules, we should “Eat like Kings/Queens at Breakfast, Princes/Princesses at Lunch, and Paupers at Dinner”.  So, with that being said, mornings can be very hectic for families.  But I believe that breakfast can and will set the stage for our children’s success each and every day in school and beyond. Thinking back on my childhood, our sweet Momma always …

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Light Therapy

In Health and Beautyby Lola Magazine

  LET THERE BE LIGHT!! As a state of the art research facility located in Shreveport, LA, White Clover Wellness and Research Center, has brought cutting edge technology to the area.   By partnering with UVLrx Therapeutics™ in Santa Barbara, California, White Clover is studying the potential healing power of light.  The UVL1000 Treatment System used in clinical trials at White Clover is a new, investigational light therapy system that introduces low-light energy directly into the body by connecting to an intravenous (I.V.) catheter. White Clover Wellness and Research Center …

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Hostess With The Mostess

In Home and Entertaining, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

We are all anticipating a crisp chill in the air after our hot, Louisiana Summer. While the big game in on inside, bring your guests outside to enjoy the weather and a fabulous meal.  If you’re hosting a dinner party this Fall, consider these tips to engage your guests in the excitement of the season. Fitting for a cozy and elegant gathering this menu is filled with seasonal flavors sure to impress. Start with tasty appetizers and cocktails. End the evening with beautiful desserts and warm after dinner snacks by …

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Be Good To Your Teeth

In Dr. Holly Cook, Kiddosby Lola Magazine

Dr. Holly and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that children be seen by six months after their first tooth erupts, or at one year of age, whichever comes first. What happens during my child’s first visit to the dentist? The first visit is usually short and simple depending on the age and experience of the patient.  In most cases, we focus on getting to know your child and making him or her comfortable.  A thorough exam, professional dental cleaning, fluoride application, and x-rays are routinely attempted, but we really try …

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Use Your Voice

In Louisiana Ladiesby Lola Magazine

Women wear many hats with little time or energy to give to politics.  As time and energy continue to become a limited commodity, women must muster up their time and energy to get involved and stay involved.  The mere thought of wading into the political arena is a daunting one to say the least.  The politicians view themselves as omnipotent and most of the time they no longer represent us.  They are emboldened to follow out personal agendas with little consequence.  They know we are busy raising families and pushing …

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Big Whit Foundation

In Community, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

In 2008, NFL football player Andrew Whitworth and wife Melissa made a decision to invest back into their community by creating a non-profit organization that would impact area youth and families.  Andrew Whitworth, a former West Monroe High school and LSU football star, was drafted in the second round to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006.  His wife, Melissa Clark Whitworth, is a Louisiana Tech graduate, former Miss Louisiana and award winning journalist that spent time on the air as a news anchor. The Whitworth’s felt strongly that their success was …

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These Booties Were Made For Walking

In Fashionby Lola Magazine

Do’s DO roll looser fitting pants to hit ½” above your boots DO wear them with mini and pencil skirts DO pair leather, low-heeled booties with your work pants (a ballet flat alternative) DO wear black booties with opaque black tights.  This will elongate your legs DO wear them with a maxi, but ensure some leg is showing (i.e. through a slit, or the hem should hit a bit above the boot)   Don’ts DON’T tuck looser fitting pants into your boots DON’T wear them with too-short mini skirts DON’T …

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Fall In Love With Your Smile

In Dr. Morgan Lang, Kiddos, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

When should you see an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist, no later than age 7. Orthodontists have extra training (2-3 years) beyond dental school to spot subtle problems with jaw growth and erupting teeth while some baby teeth are present. Even if your child’s teeth appear to be straight, there may be an underlying issue. Most often, your child’s bite is fine and we just watch your child’s growth and development. In other cases, an orthodontist might find an issue that …

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Calendar of Events

In Communityby Lola Magazine

SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER Yuengling Block Party Thursday, September 1, 5-8 p.m. Parish Taceaux, with Dirty Redd Downtown ArtWalk Wednesday, September 7, 5-8 p.m.. Starts at Agora Borealis The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Friday, September 9, 8 p.m. The Strand Theater Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood Saturday, September 10, 7 p.m. The Strand Theater Gary Allen Friday, September 16, 8 p.m. Horseshoe Riverdome Highland Jazz and Blues Festival presented by Twisted Root Saturday, September 17, 12-5 p.m. Columbia Park NeedToBreathe Tuesday, September 22, 7 p.m. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Cirque du Lake Annual Block …

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From Her Perspective: Lindsey Dean

In Communityby Lola Magazine

In a time when HOPE means so many different things to so many different people here’s what it means to me. My name is Lindsay Dean and I am the Executive Director for the North Louisiana affiliate of Susan G Komen. I’m a wife and a mother of three boys. At the age of 21 I experienced the first real loss of my young life as my college boyfriend only 22 himself was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After a 10-month battle which all happened very quickly he passed away …

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Let Them Eat Cake

In Fashionby Lola Magazine

  When you walk into Krush Boutique, you immediately feel a wave of positive energy. That positive energy is Daniel Adams.  As a young teen, he fell in love with retail while working in his aunt’s Christian bookstore.  Even at a young age, Daniel genuinely got to know his customers. He loved to hear their stories, and of course, he has always been a genius at helping them shop. He hit the fashion retail industry in 2004, at the ripe old age of seventeen. Growing up in small town Louisiana …

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Integrate Your Health

In Health and Beauty, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

One of the most exciting fields of medical exploration these days is studying the gut.   It seems that everywhere we turn people are talking about gut health, whether from the perspective of nutrition, food intolerances, disease or one of the many other angles from which this topic can be approached.  In the last issue of LOLA, I talked about the Mind-Body Connection and how your mind can influence health.  In this issue, I want to talk about a different brain…the brain in your gut. The gut is often referred …

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Dyslexia and ADD Awareness

In Kiddosby Lola Magazine

  By Donesa Walker, M.Ed, owner of LearningRx of Shreveport-Bossier “Issues with School failure, low self-esteem, early drug use and higher rates of juvenile delinquency” quotes The Advocate of Dr. Steven Felix, a Louisiana pediatrician are all side effects of learning disorders especially that of ADHD, and yet Louisiana has over 18% of our kids diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and the highest percentage in the nation of kids on meds for this disorder according to a recent study. Over 10% of our state’s kids are on ADD meds and this is …

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Keeping It Real – Marriage

In Louisiana Ladiesby Lola Magazine

  Erma Bombeck once quipped, “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery. “ Erma Bombeck was one of the most beloved and respected women in the social realm of our American hstory.  The reason for this was simple: she spoke from her heart. She was truthful in her thoughts. And when speaking about marriage and family, she had the ability to use humor in such a way that it resonated with all of us. Like Erma, I hope to share my life …

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Window Wisdom

In Home and Entertainingby Lola Magazine

DESIGNER: Sasha Malchi PHOTOS: Sarah Baker WRITTEN BY: Whitney Harmon, WWH Design Hanging curtains can be very easy when you consider these simple tips. Rod Placement Height: First, try to hang the rod high. Hanging the rod near the ceiling will create a sense of height in your room. When you have the option to purchase custom length curtains, a good rule of thumb is to hang the curtain rod within six inches of the ceiling. If you purchase ready-made curtains, you will want to hang your rod so that …