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The Remedy for Cabin Fever Are you and the kids feeling a little cabin feverish? Looking for a couple ideas for a fun day trip? Excellent! I have two great options for Mississippian families looking to get away without having to get away. For our outdoor, nature lovers the Memphis Botanical Gardens offers a lovely setting for the kids to explore and discover. This setting is called My Big Backyard. It is located approximately thirty minutes north of Hernando, MS. My Big Backyard features eighteen areas specifically designed with your child in mind. For the child who loves to climb, the Treetop Adventure area provides a great atmosphere to burn some extra energy. For some of our littler tots, the Seedling Circle and Leaping Lawn provide a safe environment to run and play. For the child who loves water, My Big Backyard offers the Pond Out Back, Critter Creek and Raindrop Stop. Read the Full Story
Not Just a Warm Fuzzy: How Volunteering is Actually Good for One’s Heart Although the holidays during the end of the year are most strongly associated with the spirit of giving, February also makes everyone think about the heart because of Valentine’s Day and being Women’s Heart Health month. Often parents teach children the value of being kind and helping others and even explain how serving in the community will boomerang positive feelings. But, a lot of parents would be surprised to find out that volunteering can also improve their hearts physically. Read the Full Story
Are Earbuds or Headphones Bad for Your Child? Ah, the glorious impact of the sound of rushing streams, bird calls and cheering football fans. Also, let’s not forget about the crescendos built into musical orchestrations and the beat-beat-beat that moves singers, dancers, musicians and listeners of all ages. Sound and music affect life in marvelous ways.  Read the Full Story
Show Your Love! The Affection Effect on Marriage "They must still be dating," my friend whispers to me. As we stand shivering at my son's soccer game, my brother-in-law and his fiancee cuddle together sharing a warm blanket and a chair. "No married couple would be that affectionate toward each other," she says. Her assessment seems a bit pessimistic to this romantic. Must the spontaneity and sweetness of courtship die as we move out of the "shout from the roof-tops" kind of young love into the demands of young parenthood? Read the Full Story
New Summit School to Host Special Needs Symposium Our annual Special Needs Symposium will be on Thursday, February 11th at New Summit School in Jackson. This is a night of nurturing for families. Our desire is that they become aware of the various support organizations that serve them, and for their need to be proactive in seeking the services that will create the best outcomes for their child. Read the Full Story
We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” in Mississippi! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story

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