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A Mother’s Perspective on Baby Gadgets: What You Can and Can’t Live Without One thing is for sure, add a newborn to a family and you are sure to double the items you have in your home and the items you have to take with you when you leave your home. For a tiny newborn that weighs in normally between 5 to 10 pounds it takes a myriad of items to keep them safe, happy, and healthy. We often buy multiples of the more treasured items so that we have them for every place we land with the baby on a regular basis. It isn’t unusual to have car seat bases for Mom and Dad’s cars, as well as for the babysitter’s car and both sets of grandparents and duplicates of baby’s favorite things at each location. Every year, new items come on the market promising us a happier and safer baby. Some of these items are great and make our lives easier. Some, although they sound good on paper, just don’t pan out and make things harder than they have to be. Let’s sort through some of the smaller and larger items you will be tempted to buy along the way. Read the Full Story
Shower Them With Laughter: Seven Fun and Easy Baby Shower Games Your best friend is having her first baby, and you have been assigned to the planning committee. The theme is based on her choice of décor for the nursery and her mom is handling the food, leaving you with the task of entertaining. Don’t let this party go down as just another baby shower. Loosen up the party goers by engaging everyone in games and watch the laughter flow. Read the Full Story
The Option of Natural Childbirth Teaching natural childbirth classes wasn’t a profession Elizabeth Steele had planned. It happened after the Marine Corps transferred her husband to Meridian in 2005 and she became pregnant with their second child. Since she had natural childbirth with her first child, she began researching natural birth options for her second. Read the Full Story
Bringing Home Baby – Preparing Your Children to Become Siblings Bringing a new child into your family is one of the most exhilarating, terrifying, joyous and out-of-control things one can ever have the privilege of doing. Now, try to imagine the world your child is living in when a new sibling comes along. Their world can sometimes feel absolutely flipped upside down. My hope is to provide guidance for the many different difficulties and changes which may arise for your children as they take on new roles in being a sibling, and what you can do to help them through the process. Read the Full Story
Vote for 2015 Family Favorites Time to cast your votes for the 2015 Family Favorites! When you complete the survey for Central Mississippi, you'll be entered to win a $50 3-in-1 gift card to Sal & Mookie's/Broad Street/Bravo! When you complete the survey for Gulf Coast or Pine Belt, you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card to Amazon.com! Click on the link for your region to get started: Central Mississippi Gulf Coast Pine Belt 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

Calendar of Events - Jackson Metro

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Calendar of Events - Pinebelt

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Latest Family Events

Sat Aug 01
Slide The City
Sat Aug 01 @ 7:00AM - 11:00AM
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Sat Aug 01 @ 7:30AM -
Run for the SON 5k
Tue Aug 04 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Fresh At Five
Wed Aug 05 @10:30AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Story Time
Thu Aug 06 @10:30AM - 10:45AM
Preschool Story Time
Fri Aug 07 @ 2:00PM -
City-Wide Stroke Support Group Meeting
Sat Aug 08
Last Splash Back To School
Sat Aug 08 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Question It? Discover It!
Tue Aug 11 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Fresh At Five