LOVING LOUISIANA BLOG ARCHIVES
MAY 2022 Blog Feature Louisiana First Foundation Governor’s Mansion Women’s Health People of Louisiana Community Schools Military Restaurant Verse First Dogs Our Editors Celebrating Our Mothers I started writing my blog in the fall of 2018. I looked back through the different months of May and the focus of each one. In 2019 I spoke […]
“Faith, Attitude and Expectations” Memoir of a “Former”Foster Mom Faith, Attitude and Expectations Memoir of a “Former” Foster Mom Many times, when I have reflected on children who struggled with home lives, I have often thought about how I would parent children when given the opportunity to be a mother. I also have […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGMay 2022 No More Suffering in Silence: Improving Women’s Mental Health Outcomes Written by Dr. Tracy L. Reed, Ph.D., LPC-S Shocked, sad, hurt, heartbroken, devastated. These are all words I’ve heard used in response to the recent tragic death of a young, Black female college freshman in Louisiana this week, […]
Foster Parent Process Department ofChildren & Family Services Foster Parent Process In Louisiana, we have a rapidly growing number of children in foster care and not enough certified foster families. In January 2022, there were approximately 3,400 children served in the foster care system and about 1,500 investigations of child abuse cases (dcfs.la.gov). […]
The Beginnings ofGeaux Bags THE BEGINNINGS OFGEAUX BAGS Founder K.C. Kilpatrick began the Geaux Bags as an independent, grassroots effort after becoming a foster parent in 2013, and discovering how stressful the initial 24 to 48 hours of receiving children into foster care were and how impossible it was to prepare adequately. So, […]
PRENTISSPOWELL 2022 CENTRAL LOUISIANACHAMPION OF SERVICE COMMUNITY PRENTISS POWELL2022 Central Louisiana Champion of Service Meet our 2022 Central Louisiana Champion of Service, Prentiss Powell. Prentiss is a retired teacher with a passion for inspiring young minds. He is a year-round volunteer at the Centennial Cultural Center, where he plans and conducts STEM education camps […]
Currently Recruiting forCampus Navigators Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs Campus Navigator Are you a student veteran, military retiree, or military spouse? You could be a campus Navigator serving Louisiana’s student veterans through the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs’ LaVetCorps program! We are currently recruiting for Navigators at River Parishes Community College, McNeese State University, […]
LAURA LAICHE 2021-22 Milken Educator Award recipientEast Feliciana Public SchoolsSlaughter Elementary SchoolEnglish Language Arts3rd Grade Teacher LAURA LAICHE 2021-22 Milken Educator Award recipientEast Feliciana Public SchoolsSlaughter Elementary SchoolEnglish Language Arts3rd Grade Teacher Turning Summer Vacations into an Educational Life-Long Memory by Laura Laiche With summer quickly approaching us, most families will be heading […]
Governor’s Mansion:SpringGarden Mansion Spring Garden Every year, on Good Friday the Governor and First Lady plant the spring crops in the vegetable garden at the Governor’s Mansion. These vegetables and herbs are used in the kitchen daily for food service. Due to the abundance of crops the garden produces, the First Family also donates these […]
APRIL 2022 Blog Post Feature Louisiana First Foundation Governor’s Mansion Women’s Health People of Louisiana Community Schools Military Recipe Verse First Dogs Our Editors Awareness and PreventionSaved A Life 10, 15, 20 years ago, I never imagined that John Bel would be Governor and I the First Lady of Louisiana. And 10, 15, 20 years […]
Johnette Downing Be A Wetland Friend andTake the Pledge Be A Wetland Friend and Take the Pledge By Johnette Downing The Louisiana wetlands are fragile ecosystems where flora, fauna, and humans depend upon one another for survival, each playing a vital role in creating a harmonious, healthy, and balanced habitat or home. It […]
Women’s Health WOMEN’S HEALTH BLOGApril 2022 The Gift of Life: A Personal Testimony Written by Patrice James Serino January 2015, I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit, unlike ever before. A few months earlier in 2014, my dad tried to reach me, to no avail. Eventually, we connected; I sensed that he was […]
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Delery has lived there all of her life except during undergraduate school and a brief stint in Seattle, WA. She is a mother to four boys, ranging in ages from 21 to 16, and they are the heart and soul of her life.
Delery earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and Master’s Degree from Louisiana State University. She is currently a fellow at Loyola University New Orleans, Institute of Politics. Her volunteer work has mostly evolved from issues that have affected her personally. Actively engaged in disability rights advocacy, Delery has testified numerous times in the Louisiana Legislature regarding issues that affect persons with developmental disabilities. She served as the chair of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council, worked for seven years directing regional advocacy efforts and is a graduate of Louisiana’s Partners In Policymaking.