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AUGUST 2012

Lori McGrew

A woman’s heartache inspires her to create a unique way to honor the memory of a loved one

CHOOSING A DAYCARE Tips for finding an environment that is fun, educational, and nuturing

KIDS’ FASHION TAILGATING FUN What to where and eat while cheering on the Cajuns

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INSIDE THE ISSUE

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At a time when most women are eagerly anticipating the transition into parenthood, Lori McGrew was faced with an unforseen series of events that tried her family emotionally. With support from loved ones, Lori and her husband have created a unique way to let their memory of their little angel live on.

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Publisher’s Desk | Flint Zerangue, Sr.

FACE MAGAZINE

AUGUST 2012

Vol. 5, No. 3

PUBLISHER/EDITOR Flint Zerangue, Sr. flint@faceacadiana.com

For the past year, I’ve had the distinct privilege of working behind the scenes of FACE Magazine. I was originally hired as a consultant, but that assignment quickly turned into a full time position. Before I knew it, I found myself smack dab in the middle of managing a women’s magazine. Ask those who know me and I’m positive they would say it is the last place you would think to find this middle-aged father of three. If you would have asked me 18 months ago, I would have agreed. But as time went on, I realized that I loved this magazine and what it stands for.

“FLINT, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE?!?!!!” Well, as a magazine, not much. Sure, I thought about selling a few ads for offshore boats and adding a few political points of view, but that’s not what FACE is all about. FACE Magazine is and will remain a champion for women and family causes; a place where local stories are told and friends and family can rally to embrace, admire, support and encourage each other while striving for a better quality of life.

Sure, I like the business aspect of FACE. But oddly enough, I found myself relating to many of the articles as they seemed to parallel many of my own life experiences; from being widowed in my 30’s to being a single parent of a teenager or seeing friends and family being taken much too young by illness. Whatever the cause, when the opportunity presented itself, I couldn’t pass up the chance to own the publication that I had become so fond of. So in July 2012, my firm purchased the assets, trade name, and publication rights to FACE Magazine.

What you will notice is a more modern publication with better resources for self-help and personal development, a more interactive website and online presence, as well as a publication with a bigger voice in the community.

Since that time, I’ve been bombarded with questions. The most common...

Sincerely,

So join us as we take the next step on our journey with FACE Magazine. Thank you for your continued support and happy reading! Flint

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Cookie Tuminello Marie Paige Flint Zerangue Danielle Dayries Edwin Bass Kim Piat

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FACE Magazine is published monthly and distributed free of charge in bulk to local businesses and offices by FACE Magazine, LLC. No portion of FACE Magazine may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher or editor. Unsolicited material may not be returned. Materials submitted for pay must carry “Submitted at Your Usual Rates” along with an executed copy of the FACE Magazine, LLC copyright agreement. The owners, publishers, and editors shall not be responsible for loss or injury of any submitted manuscripts, promotional material, and/or art. The acceptance of advertising in FACE Magazine does not imply endorsement. FACE Magazine reserves the right, without giving specific reason, to refuse advertising if copy does not conform to editorial policies. FACE Magazine does not necessarily agree with nor condone the opinions, beliefs, or expressions of our writers and advertisers. © 2012 FACE Magazine. All Rights Reserved.

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AUGUST • • • • • • • •

American Artist Appreciation Month American Family Day – First Sunday in August Aug. 11 – Art Walk –Downtown Lafayette Aug. 12 – Acadian Culture Day – Vermilionville Aug. 18 – Miles Perret – Games of Acadiana (pg. 5) Aug. 18 – Black & White Gala – American Cancer Society (pg. 70) Aug. 25 – Martinis 2012 Mixer – Healing House Benefit (pg. 43) Aug. 26 – Women’s Equality Day - The anniversary of the signing of the 19th Amendment, awarding women the right to vote, 1920

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Self Improvement Month Sept. 1 – Last Days of Summer Carnival – Acadian Village Sept. 3 – Labor Day Sept. 8 – Art Walk –Downtown Lafayette Sept. 9 – Grandparents’ Day Sept. 15 – “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” screening at Movies in the Parc Sept. 22 – Autumn Begins, Business Women’s Day Sept. 27-29 – Tinsel & Treasures 2012

OCTOBER

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Oct. 1 – World Vegetarian Day Oct. 6 – Mad Hatters’ Day Oct. 13 – Art Walk –Downtown Lafayette Oct. 16 – National Boss’ Day Oct. 20 – “Ghostbusters” screening at Movies in the Parc Oct. 31 – Halloween

• New Iberia Vendor & Craft Event (To benefit the Bayou Teche Museum) August 11th, 12:00pm–5:00pm Location: Sliman Theater 337-577-2117 •

Delcambre Shrimp Festival Aug 15th–Aug 19th Location: Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds 337-685-2653 www.shrimpfestival.net

Vermilion Parish • Book Signing - Hell or High Water by Ron Thibodeaux Monday August 20th 6:00pm–8:00 pm Location: Vermilion Parish Library Contact: Sue Trahan, 337-893-2674

St. Landry Parish • Annual Downtown Zydeco Breakfast Saturday, September 1st 8:30am–11:00 am St. Landry Parish Courthouse • Rendez-vous des Cajuns at the Liberty Theater • Aug. 4 - Bonne Chance Cajun Band • Aug. 11 - Drew Simon & Low Maintenance • Aug. 18 - Chris Miller & Bayou Roots • Aug. 25 - Blake J. Miller & the Vermilion Playboys Liberty Theater, 200 W Park Ave, Eunice 6PM-7:30PM 337-457-7389 www.eunice-la.com

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FACE | COMMUNITY MATTERS

Lafayette Consolidated Government Purchases ‘The Horse Farms’ After a spirited seven year hosted by The Lafayette journey, ULL President

Parish Master Gardner

“The land will be used as a passive park and will feature walking trails, bike paths,

Dr. Joseph Savoie and

Association. The event, a

and green space.”

City-Parish President Joey plant sale, is scheduled for Durel made it official on

September 15th.

July 28th as the Lafayette Consolidated Government For additional information on The Horse Farm and officially purchased the former ULL property

how you can help sustain

commonly known as

its future, visit them at:

‘The Horse Farm.’

www.savethehorsefarm.org or www.lafayettela.gov.

The roughly 100 acre property is located in the center of Lafayette just off Johnston Street and features beautiful trees and large open green spaces. The land will be used as a passive park and will feature walking trails, bike paths and green space. The park’s first event has already been scheduled. “PlantFest” the first of what is to become an annual event will be

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FACE | HEALTH MATTERS

A Body in Motion With today’s hectic lifestyles and demand on our multi-tacking skills, it’s no wonder Americans are seen as a population of people who are inactive and lazy. Your quality of life, as well as your health, all depend on how fit you are. Although your mind may constantly be working, you cannot afford to let yourself get physically lazy or too comfortable. If you think you have to train like a marathon runner in order to be fit, you couldn’t be more mistaken. In fact, the opposite is true, a no-frills workout program won’t take much of your time at all. Once you start exercising, it will amaze you at how your muscles react, and begin to improve. You may even find yourself wanting to do more once you see the positive results. Not a week goes by without a report of someone in his or her golden years successfully performing an amazing physical accomplishment. For example, not too long ago, a 100 year old person ran and completed a marathon. Men and women in their 60’s and 70’s are making names for themselves in the fitness world. 12 FACE | AUGUST 2012

Just recently, 74 year-old Ernestine Shepherd of Baltimore recently made the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest female ever in competitive female body building. Consequently, your age isn’t an excuse. It won’t hold you back from becoming as fit and healthy as you possibly can. It goes without saying that you need to get a check-up from your doctor before you begin. Then it’s just a matter of finetuning your exercise program to suit your age. What you do for exercise will determine how much you tear down your body. You will also need to allow some time for your body to heal and rebuild. So take it very easy and there is no reason to hurry anything at all. There is one particular fact about your body to keep in mind: if you do not use it, then you will lose it. To keep in shape, you need both daily exercise and food that provides the proper nutrition to keep your energy level up. The first step toward proper health is to begin; it doesn’t matter what you choose. to do as long as it’s

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a step towards fitness As you progress, your body will know what you should be doing next. Specifically, as your mind becomes stronger and better nourished, it will be able to intuitively guide you to the best exercise regimen for your health. Plus, when your muscles become firmer and you have more energy, then those realizations will compel you to do more.

Remember: it took more than a day to pick up unhealthy habits and it will take more than a day to resolve them.� Another thing to consider, in addition to allowing sufficient time between workouts, is that you need to give your body adequate sleep. It is while your body is sleeping that your muscles can repair and rebuild themselves so you will be ready for the next day and/or the next workout. One downfall worth mentioning is that if you don’t

allow yourself to have enough sleep, you will be more apt to sustain an injury during your workout. Maintaining proper sleeping habit will lead you to feel charged up and ready to go in the mornings. Your energy level will be high and you will feel revitalized. A bad habit can be replaced by a good habit, and fitness regimens are no different. Considering

how much better you will feel by improving your health, keep trying until you succeed. You need to consider the past is in the past and no longer dwell on it in a negative light. There are plenty of fitness options out there that you may find you really like. Look up local Zumba classes, take a few laps around the pool, or walk the dog around the block; find whatever works for you.

One reason people have a hard time remaining motivated is because they expect results too quickly. Remember: it took more than a day to pick up unhealthy habits and it will take more than a day to resolve them. Hard work and dedication are key to acheiving your goals and you won’t believe how amazing you’ll feel when you acheive them.

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FACE | COOKIE’S CORNER

I Want to Be 6 Again “Oh! To be a child again. My only treasures, bits of shell and stone and glass. To love nothing but maple sugar. To fear nothing but a big dog. To go to sleep without dreading the morrow. To wake up with a shout. Not to have seen a dead face. Not to dread a living one. To be able to *believe*.” -Fanny Fern, Ginger-Snaps (1870) During a conversation I had with a friend a while back, she said something really profound that made me stop and think. “I want to be 6 years old again,” she said. For a second I thought she had totally lost all her marbles and she must have noticed the look of astonishment on my face because she went on to explain why she had made that statement. “I want to be 6 years old again, not because I don’t know how to handle all of the wrinkles that are showing on my face or the snap, crackle and popping noises my bones make when I get out of bed in the morning. I can handle my life as it is, but I want to be 6 years old again because life at that age was so full of undiscovered possibilities.” You know what? She is right on 14 FACE | AUGUST 2012

the money with that statement. At the age of 6, the whole world is open to us. We have not yet formed any pre-conceived notions of what life is supposed to be like. From the moment our eyes open in the morning, the whole day stretches before us with endless opportunities, and wonder awaits us around every corner. “Will we get to go play with our best friend today? Do you suppose Mom will take us to the amusement park and we’ll finally be tall enough to go on the roller coaster? Plus the first day of school is coming up soon and boy, that’s going to be really cool because we’ve got a brand new lunch box and a big box of crayons just waiting to be unwrapped and used for the first time.” There isn’t anything we can’t do when we’re 6.

“Life at that age was so full of undiscovered possibilities.” Then suddenly we learn about the word ‘reality,’ only it’s called ‘rules.’ “Don’t talk in class; don’t run in the

hallways; don’t forget to do your homework,” and the list of don’ts soon multiply like cold germs until our brains are crammed full of other people’s ideas of what our life is supposed to be like. It’s no wonder we women lose our identities at times and forget who we really are. The programming of who we are supposed to be started way back in grade one and just continued on throughout our lives. Someone was always telling us how we should feel instead of asking how we felt; that we needed to do such and such or we wouldn’t be considered ‘normal’, and boy, we can’t have that now, can we? Yet there comes a time when suddenly one morning we wake up and we’re 40 (or 50, 60, or even older) and a strange thought comes into our head, “Who am I? What do I really want from life? Is this all there is?” And perhaps the scariest thought is, “How can I find that carefree, ‘I can do anything’ 6 year old again?” This is where a personal coach comes into play. A coach is someone who digs through all the layers of guilt, grime, programming and societal rules until they help

you find your core values - the ones you had buried so deep inside yourself you almost need a pickaxe to uncover. Is the process easy? Nope. Will it require effort to get back to our true sense of self-worth? Yup. Is it worth it? You bet. It’s like being 6 all over again and getting to have that triple decker ice cream cone you want without worrying about gaining weight, elevating your cholesterol level or ruining your dinner because it’s only 3:30 in the afternoon.

“Find your core values...the ones you had buried so deep inside yourself .” Yes, we have to be responsible and take care of everyday life, but who says we can’t be 6 inside ourselves and be open to unimaginable possibilities once again?

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Noodle Crafts for Kids Not sure what to do with old or unused pool noodles? Here’s a few quick and easy craft ideas the kids are sure to enjoy.

Ring Toss

Noodle ring toss is also quick and easy. Simply take a few noodles, cut them into 3 different lengths. Bend them into a circle and tape the ends together with almost any type of strong tape. Now take the left over pieces and cut them into 2 to 3 inch sections. You may want to round off the edges. This helps to keep them from bouncing so much when you toss them into the rings. Position the rings into a manageable pattern, assign each ring a point value and let the tossing begin.

Tic-Tac-Toe

Take a pool noodle and cut it into a few different shapes by color. Slice it, dice it, it really doesn’t matter as long as you make the same shapes with the same color. Then use some sidewalk chalk and draw a Tic-TacToe board on the sidewalk or patio. Now draw a line a few feet away from the Tic-Tac-Toe board and make up a basic set of rules for the kids to follow. 16 FACE | AUGUST 2012

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Sponge Paint

Using water colors, finger paint or any other kind of kid friendly paint, simply set your child up with a blank piece of paper and a few pieces of cut noodle. Teach them how to dip and brush with the noodle pieces then let them experiment from there. Lots of fun!

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“Ok, it’s time to start getting ready for bed. After

Remember that if your child is in school all day,

your bath, brush your teeth and get your pajamas on.

your teacher is with your son or daughter for an

It’s getting late.”

average of 30 hours a week. That’s almost the equivalent of a full work week. You’ve missed quite

If you have a bedtime routine, pat yourself on the

a bit of time with your child.

back. Bedtime routines are so vital, especially for young children. Consider adding one more step to

Make an effort to keep the communication free

your bedtime routine. Give your kids a chance to tell

flowing. If you set good habits while your child

you about their school day.

is young, it’ll be easier to talk about just anything

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• How do you get along with others?

as the years pass. For starters, don’t ask yes or no questions. You don’t want to establish a nightly Q & A, but rather two-way communication. Sometimes “tell me about your day” doesn’t generate much conversation. You could begin with, “tell me five things that happened today”. That is usually a great ice breaker. Kids learn real quickly that if you

“Establishing and keeping an open line of communication with your child will prove to be invaluable as they grow older.”

don’t ask, they’re not telling. This is especially true if they are being bullied at school. Here are a few questions that should help the conversation flow:

• Who did you sit with at lunch today?

• Was anyone sick today? • Did anything funny or embarrassing happen to anyone in school today? • When is your class’s next visit to the library?

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Establishing and keeping an open line of communication with your child will prove to be invaluable as they grow older. It not only lets the child know you love them and care about his or her

• Who did you play with at recess?

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• What did they play or do during recess?

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group and individual play, and indoor

and outdoor play?

How would you handle toilet

teaching?

About 70% of parents place their young children in some type

Make a list of qualities you’re looking for in a caregiver or

of daily care. Whether you choose in-home or center-based

daycare, such as experience, religious background, discipline

care, a preschool, or someone else’s home for your child’s daily

beliefs, and flexibility. The International Nanny Association

care setting, you should follow some specific guidelines to

(INA) recommends that you interview any prospective hire at

ensure receiving quality, professional care.

least twice and that you conduct a criminal background check,

Most important is to know your own child’s temperament,

which is usually done by most placement agencies.

likes and dislikes, health, interests, and behavior. For a baby under 1 year old, give careful attention to your child’s need to be nurtured and held, any special health needs, and the type

Why are you interested in working with young children?

of life. For an older child, developing play and learning styles,

Why did you leave your last job? (You should

always check references; ask that family why the

relationship ended and whether they would

The family’s own values and emotional needs also come into

recommend that caregiver.)

play. Some parents are overly anxious about leaving their

What is your discipline policy? (Offer “what if ”

scenarios. For example, if a child hits another child or

throws a tantrum over a toy someone else is playing with,

what should the consequences be?)

How will you provide new experiences to enhance

my child’s mental and physical development? What

opportunities can you offer to experience art, music,

very young child with one person, while others prefer this individual care. But by age 3 or 4, it is good for kids to have at least some exposure to other kids and participate in a structured program like preschool or daycare. Before choosing a care setting, you should be aware of the options available and consider cost, location, and reputation. 22 FACE | AUGUST 2012

Do you welcome children of varying

ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds to the program? Do you

anxiety? If you’re considering a day

include kids with special needs?

care center or other group setting,

spend some time observing the center

What are the educational backgrounds of

and talking to parents with kids there.

the teachers?

Do you have an open-door policy on

parent visits?

What are alternative arrangements

for care if the program closes? On what

holidays is the center closed?

How do you monitor kids on the playground? How old is the equipment

The family's

In evaluating the responses to your questions,

own values

rearing, discipline, and nurturing meshes with

carefully consider how the philosophy of child

and emotional needs also

your personal vision of how your child should be guided and cared for each day. Finally, do you have a sense of trust in this person or program? Do you believe that your child will

come into play.

be happy and have the opportunity to learn and grow in this environment? If none of the candidates meet your expectations, don’t settle for best of the

development, ask a potential nanny: •

individualized attention should be considered.

Besides inquiring about training in early childhood

of person you want to care for your child during the first year interaction with other kids, intellectual curiosity, and need for

How are kids grouped? By age?

What to Look for

How would you handle separation

• What is your policy on caring for sick children?

Your Child and Family

and has it recently been inspected?

Ask these questions in addition to those above:

Choosing appropriate child care for your infant or young child can seem as overwhelming as helping your teenager select a college or university. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is safe and happy in a child care environment that is fun, educational, and nurturing. Here are some tips for making such an important decision.

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policies on sick children and discipline. Voluntary accreditation

The caregiver has lied to you or stolen from you.

The AAP guidelines for child care are:

search again, and consider asking neighborhood parents or

He or she does not answer questions about the daily routine.

coworkers for recommendations.

Age

You come home to find your child unsupervised.

Birth–24 months

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to providing quality care and must participate in ongoing child

In-Home Care

The caregiver does not respond to your child.

25–30 months

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development programs.

Your child becomes moody or withdrawn or has problems

31–35 months

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10

Health, safety, and hygiene must be given priority in all settings.

eating or sleeping.

3 years

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All kids and staff members should have current immunizations;

with full-time careers may find that their work schedules

Your child suddenly becomes upset when left with

4-5 years

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require them to hire an in-home care provider for their child.

the caregiver.

Trying to juggle overtime, business trips, and child care

You simply have a bad feeling about the caregiver.

worst. Instead, review your job requirements, begin your

Some parents prefer the one-on-one contact an in-home care provider can offer, especially for an infant. Parents or couples

demands can be impossible without live-in help. If you do need to hire a nanny or au pair, seek the services of licensed agencies with experience. A nanny is someone who works on a live-in or live-out basis performing child care and perhaps some minimal household duties related to child care. Usually unsupervised during the day, the nanny has a workweek that is typically 40 to 60 hours. Nannies hired through agencies usually have minimal training in caring for young children.

of infection.

off and opportunities to meet other caregivers in the area. Parents should always be available by phone or pager to answer

adults to care for larger groups of children.

emergency calls. In other words, work together and form a

In either case, both the AAP and the National Association

about the rate of staff resignations; low staff turnover minimizes

for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recommend

the need for young children to repeatedly adjust to new caregivers.

partnership for your child’s care.

that the home or agency be licensed and regularly inspected.

Out-of-Home Care

Caregivers should have basic training in CPR and early

Out-of-home care includes daycare centers (usually affiliated

held in the caregiver’s home, part-time child care programs such as preschools or play groups, and publicly funded preschool

with light housework and work about 40 to 60 hours per week.

programs such as Head Start. These programs usually care for

Au pairs, who usually are young, may or may not have any

kids from birth to age 5.

is working and to fine-tune the agreement. Observe the caregiver’s interaction with your child routinely and unexpectedly.

Warning Signs Here are signs to look for if you suspect that

childhood development. There should also be clearly written

You should also expect that your child will be assigned to the same caregiver to promote a sense of security and consistency. Inquire

Preschools As the name indicates, preschools provide an educational

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that one adult should have the primary responsibility for no more than one baby under 12 months of age in any care setting.

Once you’ve hired a caregiver, draw up a

few months to discuss how the arrangement

be disinfected regularly and frequent hand washing should be

includes daycare centers and preschools employing several

as a kind of cultural learning experience. Au pairs often assist

contract. Establish a review date within a

wear disposable gloves when changing diapers. Toys should

Homes and Centers

needed to be a positive caregiver, including adequate time

corporation, or community center), family daycare programs

include parental obligations as part of that

facility must be childproofed and all staff members should

promoted among the staff and kids to minimize the spread

the parents. He or she often seeks work far away from home,

hours, salary, paid vacation, and sick leave;

staff should have clear criminal background checks. The

with a single adult supervising the children. Center-based care

family and cares for the child under the direct supervision of

specific contract outlining expected duties,

Care (NAFCC) usually indicates that the center is committed

Parents should be sure the nanny or au pair has the support

with a public or private agency such as a religious organization,

The Fine Print

Max. Size

Daycare homes offer child care in the caregiver’s home, often

An au pair also provides in-home care and lives with the

child care training or experience.

Child:Staff

with the NAEYC or the National Association for Family Child

Babies need positive, consistent caregivers who learn to recognize their unique cues for hunger, distress, and play.

Babies need positive, consistent caregivers who learn to recognize their unique cues for hunger, distress, and play. This kind of nurturing interaction contributes significantly to an infant’s social and emotional growth. For overall infant care, the AAP recommends a child to staff

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Children and their parents look forward to school.

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Kids have an opportunity to play outside in a safe

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Teachers read books to kids individually or in small groups.

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Make the most of your time with your

persist, look for another arrangement as

child. When you get home at the end of the

soon as possible. This will help your child

workday, keep your time free and easy. Give

boost your child’s mental, physical, and

yourselves and your kids time to relax and

social development, trust in other adults,

cuddle. That can be a wonderful interactive

and sense of self-worth.

time and it reduces stress for the whole family.

Article by KidsHealth®, one of the largest resources for medically reviewed health

It is also recommended that guilt-ridden parents use positive self-statements, such as, “I am still a good mom or dad,” and, “My child is having wonderful experiences.” Recognize the advantages of quality child care—kids are developing relationships with other kids and learning to give and take. However, if your child is not happy and flourishing in child care, reassess the program or individual caregiver. Realize that bad days may happen from time to time; one bad day does not equal a bad day care facility or caregiver. But if problems

information written for parents, kids, and teens.

Most important is to know your own child's temperament, likes and dislikes, health, interests, and behavior.

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Choosing a Doctor For Your Baby

Awaiting the birth of a baby is an exciting time, and a busy one. Along with considering baby names and buying a crib, choosing the right health care provider should be on your to-do list, too.

of continuing medical education

Medicine. They’re also required to

(CME) courses each year to be eligible

earn CME credits and take periodic

for license renewal in the state in

recertification exams.

which they practice. Some pediatricians have additional

family physicians are qualified to

training in a subspecialty area

care for patients of all ages. This

such as cardiology, critical care or

means your child would be able

emergency medicine, or hematology.

to see the same doctor from birth

These specialists usually have 3 years

through adulthood. It also means

of additional training after their

that all members of your family can

Your Options

residency to be board certified in their

receive their primary care from the

When it comes to medical care for

subspecialty.

same doctor. A family physician

kids, there are three types of qualified

Family Physicians

providers: pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners.

Family physicians must complete 3 years of residency after medical school. Family medicine residents

will know the medical histories of all family members and may also be more aware of the emotional and social issues within your family.

Pediatricians

train in pediatrics and several other

When seeking a family physician,

Pediatrics is the medical specialty fully

areas such as internal medicine,

be sure to ask about age policies —

focused on the physical, emotional,

orthopedics, and obstetrics and

some see only a few kids or don’t see

and social health of children from

gynecology. They usually spend

children younger than a certain age.

birth through adolescence. The

several months training in each

primary focus of pediatrics is on

area. Afterward, they’re eligible to

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

preventive health care.

take the certifying examination

A pediatric nurse practitioner

of the American Board of Family

(PNP) has earned a master’s

Pediatricians complete 4 years of

degree in nursing and can take

medical school, followed by 3 years of

medical histories, perform

pediatric residency. To become board certified, a pediatrician must pass a written examination given by the American Board of Pediatrics. To keep

A family physician will know the medical histories

physical examinations on children, make medical diagnoses, write prescriptions, and provide

of all family members and

counseling and treatment. Like

care, pediatricians must recertify by

may also be more aware of

pediatricians, PNPs may specialize

taking examinations every 7 years.

the emotional and social

in a particular area, such as

They also must take a certain number

issues within your family.

neurology or endocrinology. PNPs

current on changes in children’s health

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work closely with doctors in hospitals, clinics, and private practices.

consult the doctor. Still, if you want to see only the

A good time to begin your search is about 3 months before the baby

medical needs that would require an out-of-network doctor.

Another important aspect of the

Once you know the limits of your health plan, compile a

interview is getting a feel for the

Some parents might hesitate to choose

doctor or feel the doctor should be

is expected. If you’re in a managed

a PNP, possibly worrying that the

consulted after the PNP has seen your

health care plan, your choice of

friends, neighbors, and coworkers who share your parenting

PNP is less extensively trained in

child, most practices will honor your

participating doctors who provide

philosophies. Your doctor, obstetrician, or nurse-midwife can

children’s health care. These feelings

request.

primary care for children may be

also be a good source for recommendations.

are largely unwarranted. The presence

When and How to Start Looking

of PNPs in the practice can have

limited, so be sure to check the plan’s online list (paper lists get outdated

Your search for a health care provider

quickly).

should begin well before your baby’s

If you have questions about whether a

them than doctors discussing health

due date. Babies often come early and

provider participates in your plan or if

and child care issues. Plus, if a PNP

you’ll want to be sure you’ve found

you’re interested in a doctor who isn’t

encounters a more complex medical

someone whose style and personality

on the list, call the health plan directly.

problem, he or she is trained to

work with your own.

Also call if your child has any special

many advantages. Parents often find that PNPs spend more time with

“Compile a list of candidates from people you trust — your relatives, friends, neighbors, and coworkers who share your parenting philosophies.”

list of candidates from people you trust — your relatives,

If you’ve recently moved to a new area, you may not have personal or social connections established to ask for referrals. In this case, consider contacting area hospitals or medical schools for recommendations or ask the pediatric residents or

doctor’s personality. Does he or she see parents as partners in a child’s care? Is he or she patient and willing to explain things carefully? You also should be sure that your

nurses where they take their kids.

parenting style matches your

You also can request a list of board-certified pediatricians

doctor’s in the important issues.

from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and boardcertified family physicians from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Local hospital “nurse line” referral services, the local medical society office, medical directories in public libraries, and the yellow pages also can be helpful. Once you have some recommendations, check them out more thoroughly. In each state, a medical board investigates complaints against doctors and may take disciplinary action, ranging from citing a doctor for nonpayment of certain administrative fees to suspending or revoking his or her license for criminal behavior. Disciplinary action is rare but, fortunately, very easy for parents to uncover. In most states, the information is public and is posted by state medical boards on their websites. Interviewing Doctors

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questions and get acquainted with the office staff. During the interview, you should find out how the practice works by addressing these topics: • What are the office hours?

Flexibility of the doctor’s schedule may be a concern, especially if you work outside the home; you

• How does the office handle phone

childhood illnesses. If your child’s illness is thought to

inquiries during and after hours?

be serious, the nurse will transfer the call to your

of the other doctors in the office.

Are special times set aside for

child’s doctor or a covering physician, or advise you to

Who will see your child if your

parents to call in with questions or

go directly to the emergency room. Otherwise, a record

doctor is on vacation or otherwise

is there an open advice line (usually

of the call will be relayed to your doctor the next day.

unavailable?

staffed by a “phone nurse”) during

• Is email an option for communicating with your doctor?

• Does a PNP work in the office?

working hours? How are after-

Does the practice use an electronic medical record,

How does he or she fit into the

hours calls handled? How quickly

that may make it easier to transfer your child’s health

practice arrangement?

can you expect a call back from the

information, fill out forms, and schedule appointments?

doctor on call after you’ve

Does the practice have its own website that provides

contacted the answering service?

helpful advice and access to reliable health educational

arrangements? If it’s a group practice, ask about the qualifications

may prefer a doctor who offers

• Which hospital(s) is your doctor

weekend and evening hours.

affiliated with? Will your doctor

• Is this a solo or group practice?

come to the hospital when you

Are after-hours calls routed to a “nurse-on-call” system? This is a

If it’s a solo practice and your

deliver to examine the baby? If your

service that employs a staff of

doctor is not available on weekends

baby needs to be hospitalized, who

or evenings, what are the coverage

will provide care there?

about how to handle most common

nurses to give parents advice

material, or may allow you to directly view your child’s test results? • Will the doctor handle emergencies or will your child be referred to an emergency room or urgent care center? Are these facilities equipped to handle pediatric emergencies? • Are lab tests done in the office? Most offices can perform basic tests, such as complete blood counts, urine testing, and rapid strep tests rather than send samples out to a laboratory. • What are the payment policies? This is especially

important if you do not have prepaid health coverage. What are the fees for services? Must they be paid in full at the time of the visit or can payment plans be arranged? • What are the policies regarding referrals to specialists in the event your child needs additional care? Is the doctor financially penalized by your health plan for referring patients to specialists, and if so, will this influence the doctor’s referral practices? If you are in a health management organization (HMO), it’s important to ask how your doctor handles out-of-network referrals. 38 FACE | AUGUST 2012

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Making a question checklist will

What the Doctor’s Office Should Be Like

help you organize your thoughts and

The interview is a great time to

be thorough during the interview.

observe office procedures. Check out

Some doctors offer group classes

the reception area: how many patients

for expectant parents to learn about

While you’re waiting, talk to other

to explain things carefully? Do you get

How does the doctor feel about

imagine how you’ll feel after the baby

parents to determine whether they’re

the impression the doctor would be

circumcision? Breastfeeding?

is born. Choosing the right health care

satisfied with the care. Is their child

supportive if you requested a second

Alternative or integrative medicines

provider will help you feel confident

comfortable with the doctor? Do the

opinion? Are the doctor’s age and

or techniques? Use of antibiotics and

your baby will be well cared for

parents feel confident the doctor is

gender important issues to you?

other medications? Does the doctor

throughout childhood and beyond,

the practice and discuss newborn

are waiting? More than a handful may

thorough and competent? The overall

Good communication between a

focus on preventive care, including

and will ease some of the anxiety all

care, while others offer one-on-one

mean overbooking or it could mean

atmosphere in the waiting area will

doctor and parent is essential to

immunizations, child safety, and

new parents’ experience.

interviews.

the doctor is spending extra time with

give you a good idea what the practice

building a good working relationship.

nutrition?

a patient who needs it. Is there a place

is like.

Is the doctor is a good listener who

Philosophical issues might not seem

seems responsive to your concerns?

important before the birth but if you

Are you comfortable asking questions

consider that this doctor may see your

or do you feel intimidated?

child for years to come, agreement on

You also should be sure that your

larger issues becomes more significant.

parenting style matches your

Although you may feel overwhelmed

doctor’s in the important issues.

with preparing for your baby’s arrival,

Many insurance companies encourage

where sick kids can be separated from

these prenatal appointments or classes

those in for a well visit? Is the area

and will cover any cost involved;

clean and child-friendly? Is the staff

however, be sure to check with the

polite and considerate to patients in

doctor’s office and your health plan

the waiting room and to people on

first to avoid surprises.

the phone?

The Doctor’s Personality

Another important aspect of the interview is getting a feel for the doctor’s personality. Does he or she see parents as partners in a child’s care? Is he or she patient and willing

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TEAM SPIRIT! Be a tailgating mvp by edwin bass

Tailgate parties have become

Yes the time is near! There’s

have any problems finding

one of the many traditions

nothing better than gearing

them here!

embedded in American culture.

up for the big game by serving

They provide an opportunity

top-notch food and drinks, mix

Such an event is (or can be)

to wear your team colors, cook

in the sounds of some great live

the ultimate social experience,

your best food, and host events

music and the stage is set for a

so come prepared! Whether

that bring both friends and

social gathering of the masses.

your idea of the perfect tailgate

family together. As summer

Many people who tailgate find

scene is to lay back and BBQ

makes its turn and anticipation

that they have several groups

while watching the kids

grows for the upcoming season,

of friends with their own

toss the football or playfully

so do our preparations for the

unique party station.

heckling fans of the other team,

• Carefully plan your menu.

for more conversation with

tailgating should provide. If

Remember that although

your adult friends.

you’ve ever been a member of

items such as hotdogs/

• Know the rules of the venue.

any organized team then you

hamburgers seem quick and

Most arenas and stadiums

understand that preparations

easy, they keep you busy

have rules regarding alcohol

for the upcoming game

during the day of the event.

consumption, when lots

open, the use of grills, tents,

include dedication, hard-work,

Dishes such as gumbo/

and devising a game plan.

jambalaya can be prepared

use of propane, and much

Tailgating is no different.

the day before, therefore,

more. Knowing these rules

reducing your work-load on

ahead of time will ensure no

game day!

penalty flags are thrown

during your party.

• Invite your friends early.

It’s good to have a rough

headcount of how many

• Keep the kids occupied.

people you are expected to

Have a few fun things for

#2) Proper Etiquette

provide food for. Remember

the kids to do. It’s healthy

Keep in mind that tailgating

to cook a surplus; your

for them to stay active and

is a public event. Therefore,

friends may have friends

socialize with other

a certain level of class and

they’d like to invite too!

youngsters. This also allows

consideration is to be expected

there are some basic guidelines

football tailgating weekends. Whether you’re the host or

to follow in order to maximize

With last years’ great

a roaming guest, tailgate

your experience.

accomplishments from

parties are good for catching

Louisiana’s own Ragin’ Cajuns

up with old acquaintances

#1) Plan Your Day

and LSU Tigers along with

and rounding up those family

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the successes from area high

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from you. Rivalries will always

colleague. Now that you know

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you have a public pre-game

• Help contribute to any

poke your fun respectfully.

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Also, show spirit for the team

more reminders:

you are there to see. If you are participating in a tailgate for a UL game, don’t wear other teams’ colors! Another key element of tailgating is hospitality. Invite your tent neighbors and strangers for some food and drinks. Kindness goes a long way. Not only might you earn some new friends, you may find yourself chatting with a future business

• Don’t make it a goal to have

the biggest party on the

block • Drink within reason • Play your music at a

tolerable volume

• If you are a guest, offer to

contribute finger foods,

plates, or utensils

• Dress appropriately for a

family environment

(remember to wear team

supportive colors!) cleanup efforts

No matter if you’re a first time

Tailgating Recipes

Because no one wants to cheer on an empty stomach!

tailgater or a seasoned pro, you are sure to have a great experience by following these guidelines. Take advantage of the traditions of our great country with class and always support the home team! Create memories not only for yourself, but for your children, family, and friends.

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Ingredients

Gators Buffalo Wings • 12 whole chicken wings • 3 ounces unsalted butter • 1 small clove garlic, minced

• 1/4 cup hot sauce • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

• Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the

bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.

Directions

• Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Using kitchen

shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings into the steamer

basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the

wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack

set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

• Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. • Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20

minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through

and the skin is golden brown.

• While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour

Directions

Ingredients

• 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard • Pretzel sticks • Assorted crackers and/or fresh vegetables

this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir

to combine.

• Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce.

Crab Football Spread • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese • 1 cup crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese

• •

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, crab, cottage cheese, seafood seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and mustard; mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Form mixture into a football shape. Arrange pretzels over top for laces. Serve with crackers and/or vegetables. Yield: 1 cheese ball.

Serve warm.

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s ’ e i d d a M y r o t S Cover - Lori McGrew

a firstg n i e b t is t abou n e ver, th m e e t w i o c x H e . tained Grew’s n c o c M i e r b Lo ot d turn. ould n e t c c e m p o x time m an une s e k a t event joyous

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Lori and Travis McGrew’s charitable deeds have recently led them to be named the local recipients

Lori McGrew’s journey through parenthood starts like many others; however, Lori could not have foreseen the path she and her husband were

of the 2012 Jefferson Award for Public Service

about to take... In October 2008, Lori and Travis

rather standard path to parenthood

couple hoped & prayed. During

McGrew found out that they were

was about to hit a rather traitorous

the ultrasound, the doctor detected

going to be first time parents. The

bump in the road.

several abnormalities.

when thinking about being parents

In April 2009, during a routine 32

“Madeline had clinched fists and

could not be contained. They

week ultrasound, there were some

her hands were unable to open all

quickly spread the good news with

abnormalities found. The doctor

the way. The four chambers of her

family and friends.

informed Lori and Travis that their

heart had never formed correctly.

precious Madeline, “had a cleft lip

She indeed did have a bilateral cleft

In January 2009, the couple

and that there was an abnormal

lip and an abnormal amount of

found out that they were going

amount of fluid in her brain.”

fluid in the back of her brain near

pure utter excitement that builds

to be the proud parents of a little

the spine,” the McGrew’s were told.

baby girl. With this wonderful

Lori was immediately referred

news, they quickly decided on

to a specialist. To Lori’s horror,

According to the doctor, these

the name Madeline Noelle. Lori

they weren’t able to set up an

were all markers for a chromosome

began registering for baby items,

appointment with the specialist

disorder called Trisomy 18. Lori

buying baby clothes, and preparing

for two days. The couple started

and Travis were unfamiliar with

the nursery. According to the

researching all sorts of possible

this disorder and weren’t sure what

McGrews, “We were determined

health problems that Madeline

it all really meant for Madeline.

for everything to be just perfect

could be facing.

However, they never will forget the

for our precious Madeline.”

The appointment day finally

doctor’s words, “Trisomy 18 is not

Unbeknownst to the couple, this

arrived. With heavy hearts, the

compatible with life.”

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Cover - Lori McGrew

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This couple’s exciting journey

in a way that they will never fully

On October 13, 2012, Maddie’s

into parenthood had now turned

be able to explain, they decided

Footprints will be hosting their

into a nightmare as the reality set

to have her memory live on in a

annual “Footprints Forever”

in. Despite the horrific news, the

unique way. Inspired by their own

fundraising event in River Ranch

struggles, the McGrew’s

McGrew’s cherished the next six

struggles, the McGrew’s created a

Town Square. It is a 5k run that

created a non-profit

weeks they had with Madeline.

non-profit organization in January

celebrates God’s littlest angels.

They made every moment count.

2010 called Maddie’s Footprints.

This event includes family fun

They talked to her, read her books,

The organization provides

activities; such as face painting,

and documented their memories

support for families coping with

fun jumps, and a balloon release.

through maternity photos.

miscarriages, stillbirths, or the

On June 3, 2009, Madeline Noelle

loss of an infant. It also provides

Although this family has

McGrew became one of God’s

families with guidance when they

experienced a rather difficult

littlest angels. The family was able

are in need

and emotional journey, Lori and

to take pictures with her, hold and

of information or counseling.

Travis McGew have persevered

bathe her, dress her, and take her

In addition, they also offer families

and are now the proud parents of

hand and footprints. They even

with financial assistance for the

Noelle, their happy, healthy two-

witnessed her baptism that was

overwhelming expenses of loosing

year-old daughter.

held in the delivery room.

a loved one.

Inspired by their own

organization in January 2010 called Maddie’s Footprints

For more information about On June 6, 2009, Madeline was

Lori and Travis McGrew’s

Maddie’s Footprints and the

laid to rest. The McGrew’s were

charitable deeds have recently

amazing resources they provide,

overwhelmed with the love and

led them to be named the local

please visit them at

support they received from both

recipients of the 2012 Jefferson

www.maddiesfootprints.org or

family and friends during this very

Award for Public Service for

click on the direct link at

difficult time. Lori states, “We

their nonprofit organization.

www.faceacadiana.com.

received donations from our family

This national award is given out

members to pay for nearly all of

each year to the top volunteer(s),

the burial expenses and medical

who have greatly impacted their

bills. We were truly grateful for

community and made it a better

this gift. It was so amazing to have

place to live.

the financial burden lifted in a time

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where that is the last thing you

To date, Maddie’s Footprints

want to worry about.”

has helped hundreds of families

Since Madeline touched their lives

in Acadiana.

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