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Keep Them Occupied: 10 (Obvious) Ways to Have Summer Fun Summertime is a wonderful time for kids to click off from demanding schedules and the rush that sometimes comes with the school year. Now that the school year is wrapping up, those inviting days are just ahead. Lazy days promote self-driven abilities that put children in touch with the natural rhythms of life and result in memories that last a lifetime. Time spent climbing trees, reading, tossing a ball with a friend, or just sitting in the grass plays an important role in becoming a well-rounded individual. Read the Full Story
Mompetition … Don’t Play Along! According to UrbanDictionary.com, mompetition is “the one-up rivalry that moms play making their child seem better, smarter, and/ or more advanced than yours. May involve two or more moms and any number of children, even full-grown.” I like the “even full-grown” part of that because it is so true. Ever see a couple of 60-something women comparing number of grandchildren and number of married children and their jobs? Oh, yes, it happens daily, and it has to stop. Read the Full Story
Teachers & Students: How to Spot the Best Ones! The average student is guided by an average of 80 teachers from kindergarten through college, while the average teacher serves 500 – 3,000 students over a twenty-five year career. This relationship, the one between the teacher and the learner, fills our lives, but once it is over, is probably not revisited as much as it should be. This month, we are taking a careful look at the qualities that students loved most in the educator who inspired them through adulthood and sharing what traits help certain students stand out from the thousands of others that fill the desks of a teacher’s classroom. Read the Full Story
Eight Great Gifts for Your High School Graduate The sounds of “Pomp & Circumstance” fill the air as we approach graduation season. When your graduate closes the door to childhood, you want to give him a gift that reflects that milestone. Stuck for ideas? No matter what your budget, you are sure to find a great gift for your graduate here: Read the Full Story
'Tis the Season for Allergy Management Our magazine had a chance to sit down with 2 fantastic seasoned professionals who shared an inside track on managing seasonal allergies. It does not have to be as complicated as it may seem. "First and foremost, it is all about the kids, their health and getting the education they need,” said Patsy Davis, health services coordinator with DeSoto County Schools. The district is actually Mississippi’s largest with more than 33,000 students in 42 schools countywide. "To be honest with you, allergies probably are our biggest health concern - and that is including all the allergies," said Susan Hardy, assistant nursing supervisor. Hardy added that there are more cases of allergies than diabetes or any other condition. 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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