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I need professional cleaners for my mini-van disaster

I need professional cleaners for my mini-van disaster

Editor July 5, 2015 Comments Off on I need professional cleaners for my mini-van disaster

When we first bought our current minivan, it was lovely. As lovely as a minivan can be. It smelled nice, and it had shiny surfaces. There was no goo on anything. Nobody had thrown

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Win Tickets To Sky’s First Birthday Party At Global Wildlife Center

Win Tickets To Sky’s First Birthday Party At Global Wildlife Center

Editor July 3, 2015 Comments Off on Win Tickets To Sky’s First Birthday Party At Global Wildlife Center

Krewe of AWE Throws Birthday Party For Baby Giraffe You Can Win FREE Tickets! WHAT: First birthday party for Sky, the baby giraffe, adopted by the Krewe of AWE. Party tickets are $30 for

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My 4-year-old hits and I’m trying to figure out how to deal

My 4-year-old hits and I’m trying to figure out how to deal

chrissycsmith March 28, 2015 Comments Off on My 4-year-old hits and I’m trying to figure out how to deal

It turns out I am raising That Kid. The one who decks his friends at school. Your kid comes home talking about That Kid, and you think to yourself, “That Kid’s mother needs to

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10th anniversary of event honors talent in parish community

10th anniversary of event honors talent in parish community

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off on 10th anniversary of event honors talent in parish community

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news COVINGTON — We might be part of the Greater New Orleans area, but St. Tammany Parish has a culture all its own, one that is celebrated through the

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It’s time for my annual New Year’s purge, which is so necessary

It’s time for my annual New Year’s purge, which is so necessary

chrissycsmith January 10, 2015 Comments Off on It’s time for my annual New Year’s purge, which is so necessary

There’s something about the New Year that makes me want to get rid of everything I own. Immediately on the heels of Christmas, New Year’s Day generally finds me knee-deep in holiday decor, toys

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I really thought there would be hover boards by the time I was this age

I really thought there would be hover boards by the time I was this age

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off on I really thought there would be hover boards by the time I was this age

You know how you go through life, and you’re the Young Person–maybe the youngest of your friends or coworkers or whatever. And you say obnoxious things like, “Wow, I was in second grade when

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Lacombe residents have aspect of wedding featured on TV show

Lacombe residents have aspect of wedding featured on TV show

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off on Lacombe residents have aspect of wedding featured on TV show

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany?West news LACOMBE – Alexa Hardy and Ryan Eades have found it. True love, that is. Both Northshore High School graduates and now residents of Lacombe, Hardy and Eades were featured

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This Christmas is all about ‘keeping it real,’ despite my haste

This Christmas is all about ‘keeping it real,’ despite my haste

chrissycsmith December 18, 2014 Comments Off on This Christmas is all about ‘keeping it real,’ despite my haste

Christmas is right around the corner, and I’ve promised myself this year I WILL NOT STRESS. Every year I say this, I tell myself I’m going to plan ahead and get All The Things

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Like all of us, my kids are learning some things the hard way

Like all of us, my kids are learning some things the hard way

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off on Like all of us, my kids are learning some things the hard way

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: don’t slam the door. “Stop slamming the door!” “DON’T SLAM THE DOOR!” “If I hear that door slam one more time…!” (Then…what? I

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Decorating a tree with toddlers is like a small nightmare

Decorating a tree with toddlers is like a small nightmare

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off on Decorating a tree with toddlers is like a small nightmare

We put up the Christmas tree last weekend. The children “helped.” (There are four of them–ages 8, 7, 4 and almost-2. If you have kids, or if you have ever seen a kid, you

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Like paint splotches, life’s problems eventually fade away

Like paint splotches, life’s problems eventually fade away

chrissycsmith November 20, 2014 Comments Off on Like paint splotches, life’s problems eventually fade away

Faithful followers of this column (hi, Daddy!) may recall that I recently considered some home improvement projects, DIY-style. Specifically, my husband and I planned to paint our kitchen and breakfast room. I obsessed over

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Some things are not just ‘things’ now that I am older

Some things are not just ‘things’ now that I am older

chrissycsmith November 16, 2014 Comments Off on Some things are not just ‘things’ now that I am older

It was about six months ago when I looked around my house and wondered, where in the world did all this STUFF come from? Everywhere, in every cabinet, drawer, shelf, STUFF. My husband and

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Perspective is not always easy for a Rebel fan in Louisiana

Perspective is not always easy for a Rebel fan in Louisiana

chrissycsmith November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Perspective is not always easy for a Rebel fan in Louisiana

Did y’all know this is a sports column now? OK, not really, but I’ve been talking about sports an awful lot lately (twice? that’s a lot) because I’m kind of obsessed with college football

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Local Krewe of AWE helping  exotic animals here, internationally

Local Krewe of AWE helping exotic animals here, internationally

Charles Marsala November 1, 2014 0

COVINGTON – The Krewe of AWE (Artists – Wildlife – Entrepreneurs) added one more non-profit to its round of funding, which would be in the second half. Art for Animals is based in Mandeville

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Mandeville Alzheimer’s Benefit set for Nov. 15 at Fontainebleau State Park

Mandeville Alzheimer’s Benefit set for Nov. 15 at Fontainebleau State Park

chrissycsmith November 1, 2014 Comments Off on Mandeville Alzheimer’s Benefit set for Nov. 15 at Fontainebleau State Park

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Walking is good for you, and walking for a cause is even better. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event is set to take place

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Being my son’s voice is not always an easy thing to handle

Being my son’s voice is not always an easy thing to handle

chrissycsmith October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Being my son’s voice is not always an easy thing to handle

The thing about having a child with limited verbal skills is you often find yourself being his voice. “Hello!” says well-meaning cashier at the grocery. “And what is your name?” Long pause. “This is

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Mandeville teen turns negativity into motivation, makes it onto Project Runway

Mandeville teen turns negativity into motivation, makes it onto Project Runway

chrissycsmith October 27, 2014 Comments Off on Mandeville teen turns negativity into motivation, makes it onto Project Runway

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Tieler Garsaud might have something to say to those who gave him a difficult time as a youngster at Fontainbleau Junior High School. “Tune in to

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For this Ole Miss fan, life sure is good even with ‘State’ hubby

For this Ole Miss fan, life sure is good even with ‘State’ hubby

chrissycsmith October 17, 2014 Comments Off on For this Ole Miss fan, life sure is good even with ‘State’ hubby

Faithful followers of this column, may recall that I am in a mixed marriage. Some of you may relate. It’s tough at times, not gonna lie, and especially now that there are kids involved.

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The tale of my living room rug brings forth too many emotions

The tale of my living room rug brings forth too many emotions

chrissycsmith October 12, 2014 Comments Off on The tale of my living room rug brings forth too many emotions

I’m about to share with you an epic tale of loss and redemption, of triumph and defeat, of rage and annoyance and really irritating behavior. At the center of this tale: my living room

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Locals celebrate World Rhino Day in Covington with fundraising

Locals celebrate World Rhino Day in Covington with fundraising

Charles Marsala October 6, 2014 0

COVINGTON — Several organizations celebrated World Rhino Day Sept. 22 at Mugshots in Covington. Mugshots hosted a coloring contest and awarded a first place prize of a $250 gift certificate to the Global Wildlife

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