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Not sure what I am going to do about this new cat

Not sure what I am going to do about this new cat

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off on Not sure what I am going to do about this new cat

We have a new cat living at our house. Could be permanent, could be temporary, I don’t know. One might say she’s auditioning for the role of our new house pet. We do have

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Plenty to do for free on this west side of the parish

Plenty to do for free on this west side of the parish

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off on Plenty to do for free on this west side of the parish

I must say that the cities of Mandeville and Covington certainly do a great job of providing free, local events that encourage residents to come out and meet others—all while showing support for nearby

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Be cautious when ordering shoes online

Be cautious when ordering shoes online

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off on Be cautious when ordering shoes online

School has been back in session for, I don’t know, a while now. We’ve fallen into our routine, except for the 4-year-old, who doesn’t start preschool for another bazillion weeks. Actually he starts next

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‘50 Shades of  Grey’ in my very own house

‘50 Shades of Grey’ in my very own house

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off on ‘50 Shades of Grey’ in my very own house

So that “50 Shades of Grey” movie is coming out soon. I know this because I am on Facebook where everyone learns everything. Everyone and their grandmother (yes, some grandmothers) are posting the trailer

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Covington’s ‘Resource Workshop’ is a great offering

Covington’s ‘Resource Workshop’ is a great offering

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off on Covington’s ‘Resource Workshop’ is a great offering

If you are a business owner or manager, you need to reserve a seat at the Covington Business Resource Workshop, set for this Friday, Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Bogue

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School means quieter days at home … for some

School means quieter days at home … for some

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off on School means quieter days at home … for some

So you know that phrase, “The days are long, but the years are short”? An adage that has always made me a little misty-eyed, as it relates to my children. But HOLY GEEZ, was

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Cooper, Villere as transparent as they come

Cooper, Villere as transparent as they come

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off on Cooper, Villere as transparent as they come

There sure is a lot of talk these days in St. Tammany Parish about transparency in government. The topic has never gone away, but it started getting a lot more attention the past few

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Happy birthday to me

Happy birthday to me

chrissycsmith July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Happy birthday to me

Today I am 37 years old. This happens every single year, my birthday. And it never fails to surprise me. In my head, I haven’t aged much. I mean, I have changed, in good

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Community papers can have great influence

Community papers can have great influence

chrissycsmith July 31, 2014 Comments Off on Community papers can have great influence

If you don’t think small, community papers have some level of influence and dare I say, power, then you only need to hear the story I was directed to by Ireland native Dr. Ruary

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Some sound advice for  taking a road trip with kids

Some sound advice for taking a road trip with kids

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off on Some sound advice for taking a road trip with kids

Are you about to embark upon a road trip with small children? Please, allow me to advise. I just returned from a 337-hour drive from here to Alaska with my four children, so I

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A special ceremony at the veterans cemetery

A special ceremony at the veterans cemetery

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off on A special ceremony at the veterans cemetery

There was a special ceremony at the Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery on Monday. No, it wasn’t a burial for a well-known local official, and big-time businessman, it was the final interment for a regular

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This birthday party won’t get rained out!

This birthday party won’t get rained out!

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off on This birthday party won’t get rained out!

I have terrible luck planning children’s birthday parties, but I am telling you people. IT ENDS NOW. Two years in a row I planned a birthday party for my daughter at the Abita Springs

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There are plenty of governmental problems to go around

There are plenty of governmental problems to go around

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off on There are plenty of governmental problems to go around

When it comes to government, there’s plenty of problems to go around. I get a regular report sent to me by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office, which details problems uncovered at many agencies throughout

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Camp ASCCA is great for children with a disability

Camp ASCCA is great for children with a disability

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off on Camp ASCCA is great for children with a disability

I dropped off my 8-year-old son Scott at camp Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a “campership” from Easter Seals Louisiana, he is once again attending Camp ASCCA (Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults). Last

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Looking forward to the Fourth of July weekend

Looking forward to the Fourth of July weekend

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off on Looking forward to the Fourth of July weekend

It’s going to be a fun July 4 weekend for my family since our son Michael, and his new wife Lauren, are driving down from Oklahoma City to visit with us. If you are

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Everyone enjoys a pat on the back sometimes

Everyone enjoys a pat on the back sometimes

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off on Everyone enjoys a pat on the back sometimes

I attended the Louisiana Press Association’s annual awards conference this past weekend in Biloxi, where the newspaper people of our world take a day to highlight the top stories, photos and ads from the

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Help us get into a television commercial

Help us get into a television commercial

chrissycsmith June 22, 2014 Comments Off on Help us get into a television commercial

Yes, I’m asking for some “Facebook Contest Help” today! I am sure you love hearing that. I know everyone loves the new marketing idea that businesses on Facebook have begun to utilize so more

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Hopeful my kids will love their brother the same way?I do

Hopeful my kids will love their brother the same way?I do

chrissycsmith June 20, 2014 Comments Off on Hopeful my kids will love their brother the same way?I do

If you want to know my biggest fear as the mother of a child with special needs, it is this: what is going to happen to my son when I am gone? Mostly, I

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Don’t trust the Internet for Father’s Day gift

Don’t trust the Internet for Father’s Day gift

chrissycsmith June 18, 2014 Comments Off on Don’t trust the Internet for Father’s Day gift

Father’s Day is around the corner. What are you getting your dad? Shopping for dad is great, because dads are easy to shop for! Says the internet. The Internet tells me my dad might

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Don’t fret over attending high school reunion

Don’t fret over attending high school reunion

chrissycsmith June 18, 2014 Comments Off on Don’t fret over attending high school reunion

To go or not to go? That is the question when it comes to class reunions. I am thinking about that since my brother is coming into town for his 40th class reunion at

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