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Floored

In Home and Entertainingby Lola Magazine

One of the main purposes of a rug is to help define a space.  When choosing one, you will be considering the floor space you have, what furniture you want on and around it and the connection and balance between the two.  Some typical rug sizes are: 4×6 or 5×7 ft. (standard), 6×9 ft. (large) and 8×10 or 9x12ft. (extra large), but often you can have a rug custom sized.  Before you go shopping, use masking tape or newspaper to map out the ideal rug size on your floor and …

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Patriotic Matriarchs

In Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

As we face trying times in our communities and our country, these Women in Uniform continue to serve and protect. We are forever grateful for their service and strength. Deborah Cochran I realized in my early 30’s as a high school dropout and mother of three that I needed to make a change in my life so I began nursing school. One of my first nursing instructors was a Captain in the Army Reserves. Knowing that I was living on student loans and below the poverty level, she urged me …

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Brandi Smith, Embrace Grace

In Louisiana Ladiesby Lola Magazine

Imagine your first week of your Junior Year of high school in American History class and your teacher calls on you to read out loud. Your last name starts with an “A” so of course she calls on you first.  You begin to read the first sentence of the text book, “Christopher Columbus circumcised the world….” Wait! What?! Did I just say that out loud? My face burned with embarrassment as my classmates and my teacher tried not to laugh too hard at my misrepresentation of what Columbus actually did.  …

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School Lunches

In Kiddos, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

by Dr. Jennifer Singh   As a pediatrician and internist who is also a mom and a chef (Ok, I’m not really a trained chef, but I dream that I am a chef), I’m obsessed with getting the right nutrients into my family. Although we as moms have more access to a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains than ever before, there are a couple of challenges that make it harder to feed our people right. The first challenge is confusing information – the USDA, health professionals, and …

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Girls Night Out

In Lola Shreveport, Out and Aboutby Lola Magazine

The Happy Hour Guide SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER Cantina Laredo 6535 Youree Drive #401 Shreveport, La 71105 | 318-798-6363 Monday-Friday 4-7 pm and 9pm-10pm Saturday 11am-5pm 1/2 off Casa Rita’s, $4Well Drinks, $2 Domestic Beer, $3 Import Bottle & Draft Beer, $4 House Wine Windrush Grill 1023 Provenance Place Boulevard Shreveport, La 71106 | 318-686-2220 Monday-Friday 4pm-6:30pm 1/2 Price Domestic Beer, House Wines, Well Drinks, Discounted Martinis Saturday & Sunday Brunch $2 Bloody Mary’s & Mimosa’s Walk On’s 7031 Youree Drive Shreveport, La 71105 | 318-220-4256 Monday-Friday 3-6pm 1/2 Price House Margarita’s and …

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They Have Big Dreams

In Lola Shreveport, Out and Aboutby Lola Magazine

One wants to be an engineer. Another, a lawyer. Others aspire to be a gymnastics instructor or a nurse. Their college picks are equally ambitious — the University of Oregon, Trinity University, and the University of Illinois. These dreamers are thirdgraders. They attend a local school where nearly every child lives in poverty. They don’t know that poverty’s many barriers will make achieving their dreams difficult at best. They believe they have the same opportunities for success as any child. Sadly, research tells us they don’t. According to a 2015 …

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Q & A With Kate Pedrotty – Sylvia Goodman

In Lola Shreveport, Louisiana Ladiesby Lola Magazine

On May 5, Shreveport local Sylvia Goodman was recognized as a 2016 “Louisiana Legend” at the annual Louisiana Legends Awards Gala and Auction hosted by Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting. It’s an honor that puts her on par with some of Louisiana’s most well-known former athletes, entertainers, and public servants, but it’s also only the most recent in a long line of awards acknowledging Goodman’s passionate commitment to making her world a better place. In Shreveport, Goodman was instrumental in rallying support for two institutions – SciPort and the Robinson …

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Terri Spinks Netterville

In Lola Shreveport, Louisiana Ladiesby Lola Magazine

Teri Netterville became a local sweetheart by simply, being Teri. She won the hearts of many by sharing her experiences on Facebook. There is something about her perspective, humor, and “life-lessons” that will draw you in and keep you wanting to know more about her. One thing that we do know about Teri: she has an uncanny way with words. As a child, she remembers sending a letter to her grandmother, followed by her grandmother’s response that Teri’s letter “made her feel like they had just had a good visit …

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Summer Snafus

In Kiddos, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

  CAR SICKNESS:  Many children experience car sickness. Rarely are they able to tell you they are feeling sick until it’s a little bit too late and the car has to be detailed! If you know that your child has complained of headaches, tummy aches or dizziness while riding in the past go ahead and talk to your pediatrician about safe medicines that can be used to combat the nausea. This usually consists of a very small dissolvable grape flavored tablet that the children love. If you are already on …

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Ready, Set, Learn

In Kiddos, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

by Donesa Walker, M.Ed, owner of LearningRx of Shreveport-Bossier Queuing up in a line for a concert or a much anticipated movie premier holds no candle to getting all ready for the first day back to school whether you are a child or an adult. This preparation takes place on many levels such as school supplies, clothing, books, travel arrangements, changing waking/sleeping schedules, etc. However, there is one area that is often overlooked and this is the cueing up of the learning process itself. While many students gear up excitedly, …

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Coffee Table Redesign

In Home and Entertaining, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

by Kristin Kirk with Kristin Kirk Interiors A staple to every living room, your coffee table is one of my favorite pieces you can easily enhance to quickly add depth to any living room. While it can be easy to think of coffee tables as just a place to rest your drinks, prop up your feet, or corral magazines and remotes, they can be the perfect place to add some personal style to your home! Because they are found in some of the most used living spaces, they provide the …

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Botox Vs. Fillers: Everything That You Need To Know

In Health and Beauty, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

At times the lines between Botox and fillers can be blurred. We asked two area experts to give us the scoop on everything you need to know. We are providing the facts to help you decide if Botox and fillers are right for you. 1- What is Botox and how does it work?  When people use the term “botox” they are probably unaware that there are several different brands of injectable neurotoxins of Botulinum toxin type A. Brand names of Botulinum toxin type A include Botox Cosmetic®- the oldest and …

Integrate Your Health

In Health and Beauty, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

Women in modern society are busy. We are individuals, mothers, wives, professionals, volunteers and friends. We over-schedule and over-extend, leading to lives consumed by stress. Stress can take a toll on our bodies and we often wear it physically in the form of medical illness. That’s right: stress can make you sick. Acute stress is a normal and essential physiologic response. It is often referred to as the “fight or flight response”. Imagine yourself walking through your yard and coming across an alligator. You perceive danger and your nervous system …

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Workout Posh

In Fashion, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

Workout attire has become more popular than ever. With so many options we wanted to know the latest trends for both form and function- and of course for looking fabulous. We ask our areas Queen of Exercise, Mrs. Lauren Leblanc, to compile a list of her favorites to keep us all “Workout Posh”.

Knox Goodman

In Fashion, Lola Shreveportby Lola Magazine

STICK TO THE BASICS – Always have a nice black skirt, black pants, classic jeans that fit well, and a special occasion dress (short, but long if you need it). I call these “MGD&P Dresses”, dresses that work for “meeting, greeting, drinking and praying.” ACCESSORIES – Gold OR silver necklace, bracelet, and earrings. For rings, never have more than three rings total on both hands. SHOES – Have a nice pair of heels and flats in basic colors. Keep your shoes well maintained. If they are worn out it is time to retire them. MANICURES AND PEDICURES – Always a must! MOST IMPORTANT – Never wait until the …