05/02/2008 at 05:00 PM EDT
is home again: The pop star left California on Friday and returned to her hometown of Kentwood, La. – her first trip back since before her hospitalization
and custody battles
of the past year, a source tells PEOPLE.
Also in town is Spears's father, Jamie, who remains in legal control of her affairs until a July 31 hearing.
The singer's arrival in her home state comes as sources say there is a planned baby shower over the weekend for her 17-year-old sister Jamie Lynn, who announced her pregnancy
Spears, 26, last visited Kentwood in early 2007 for her aunt's funeral.
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