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How to Encourage Children to Start Talking and Keep Talking Parents cherish hearing their babies and toddlers babble those first words, "Ma-Ma" and "Da-Da." During those first few years, children's linguistic skills are developing exponentially. However, as soon as they become little conversationalists it is tempting to move from begging them to talk to pleading with them to stop. Then when kids reach those teenage years, parents return to requesting more talk time. How do parents most effectively foster healthy verbal communication with their kids while they are younger so that it extends into young adulthood? Read the Full Story
Seven Family Games for all the Turkeys at Your Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather – up until dinner is over, that is. When their bellies are full, the men retire to watch football, the kids scatter to empty rooms and the women are often left with kitchen duty. Avoid the after dinner segregation and keep them together with these seven Thanksgiving games and activities. Read the Full Story
Photography Tips for Children’s Holiday Portraits Often, we can become so consumed with making sure the holidays are “properly” taken care of with the perfect decorations, all the preparations that go into perfect meals, and making sure we are entertaining our guests, that we forget to stop and capture the simple moments of our own children and families. Read the Full Story
Tasty Southern Fruit for the Holiday Table ‘Tis the season for all things sweet and delicious! From Thanksgiving through Christmas, tables are filled with dishes that combine savory items with sweet fruits. From the southern favorite of candied yams to a honey-baked ham covered in pineapple slices and maraschino cherries, the holidays are known for melding of sweet and savory flavors. Read the Full Story
Choosing the Right School for Your Child Many parents may wish they had a magic wand to help choose the perfect school for their child to attend. Since every child is unique and has a different set of needs and skills it is one of the most important decisions you make for your child. Although it may seem like a daunting task, with the right tools and steps taken, it can be a fun experience for you and your child. The long hours children spend in school make it crucial that they are in a positive environment where they are learning and reaching their highest potential. Read the Full Story
Maintaining Gratitude - Living Thanksgiving Year Round Thanksgiving is such a precious time of year. It’s pure, really. There is very little commercialism attached to it, and it is a uniquely American holiday. But on a deeper level, its foundations are set in one important mental state. Gratitude. Read the Full Story

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Calendar of Events - Gulf Coast

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Calendar of Events, Northeast MS

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Calendar of Events - Pinebelt

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