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Let It Go, Elsa: You Are Good Enough You are not perfect, but you are good enough. These words were shared with me by a long time college friend and social club sister, Leigh Ann Rieth. It’s what she tells herself when she thinks she’s “losing” at the whole parenting thing. And raising a blended family with six teenagers in it can make anyone feel that way sometimes! But those nine simple words are very profound. And in this hectic, nerve-unsettling, fun and crazy back-to-school time of year, Mamas everywhere need to here these words. YOU need to hear these words. Read the Full Story
Don’t Miss WellsFest 2017! Grab the whole family and head out to WellsFest on Saturday, September 30. The Wells Done 5K Run & Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run will kick off the festival at 8 a.m. There will be food, children's activities, a pet parade at 9:30 a.m., live non-stop music on two stages, vendors and much more at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park throughout the day. Read the Full Story
Reconnect Routines: Establishing a Routine to Reconnect with Your Child “Mommy, read to me.” “Daddy, let’s wrestle!” “Mom, can we go get ice cream?” “Dad, let’s play a game.” Some of these requests may sound familiar. These requests show the natural desire and need for our children to connect with us. According to Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting, “Our effectiveness as parents is in direct proportion to the strength of the bond we have with our child. Securing and maintaining that bond is our primary work as parents and is the key to optimal human development.” As parents, we all want the best for our children, and maintaining a strong bond helps our children flourish in a variety of ways; however, when we are separated from them for eight or more hours each weekday, we need to find a way to reconnect. Read the Full Story
Sleep Hygiene   Difficulty Regulating Emotions.     Increased Appetite.     Sluggish Cognitive Processing.     Defiant Behavior.     Clumsiness.     Hyperactivity.     Difficulty Focusing.     Poor Memory.   Do any of these describe your child?   If so, a better night’s sleep may be the answer.  Read the Full Story
Vote for 2018 Family Favorites Time to cast your votes for the 2018 Family Favorites! When you complete a survey, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com! The winner will be notified by email. Click on the link for your region to get started:   Central Mississippi
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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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