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photograph by Baks |

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Illustrations by Tony De Luz

Sammie Jo and Grandma stood outside the garage door, waving goodbye to mommy as she backed the car down the long winding drive and onto the two-lane road beyond. When they could no longer see flash... more

This holiday season, bring friends together to make tamales. more


Ways to strengthen family bonds throughout the year. more

It’s fitting that my last Bargain Beth column comes in December – the last month of the year and one of my favorite holidays, Christmas.
     Although I will continue to write for Memphis Paren... more

Family Finances


photograph by Zurijeta |

If you have a child who’s on the hyperactive side, you may feel like it’s your job to teach your child to sit down and concentrate. But a new study found that allowing children to move actually hel... more


If you haven't seen Playhouse on the Square's production of Annie, you still have a chance to catch this winning show. The popular musical, which tells how little orphan Annie outsmarts Miss H... more


I will start out straight away by telling you that I am NOT inferring that dinosaurs are just for boys, but try as I might I can’t get either of my girls to get into dinosaurs! Though they love... more


Guest columnist Gregory Keer, a father, teacher, and writer, weighs in on the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. He wrestles with those feelings many of us have shared in recent days, trying ... more


We've been visiting some gift stores recently to see what's out there this holiday season for children. Here are a few fun things we found at the Brooks Museum. Handcrafted dolls by Maileg ... more


It’s the most wonderful time of the year down at the library. We enjoy the Benjamin Hooks children's section, but all branches have recommended holiday books on display. We also browsed the sh... more


Don't you love being surprised? By the colleague you didn't realize sings, or by that kid with amazing dance moves? If you have friends, family members, or children oozing with talent, come au... more



photo by Michaeljung |

If you’ve got a tween or teen and want to learn more about the International Baccalaureate degree program, be sure to go to where we’ve posted a roundup of upcoming open-house dat... more

A new children’s book came out in October that I have been recommending to anyone who will listen to give as a holiday gift. It could almost be a coffee-table book. more



Photography by Marci Lambert

Special thanks to our models: James, Madison, Sabrina, and Sunehri. • Also thanks to La Maison Antiques on Poplar for providing props for our set.   James: Tartan Train line from J... more

Family Finances

Artificial tree displays begin sprouting at home improvement stores in October. Holiday shopping commercials start on television before the trick-or-treaters arrive. And more and more stores are st... more

Kroc Memphis now accepting charter members more

Young children love moving to music. That’s why Music for Aardvarks continues to grow in popularity; they even received gold in this year’s Family Choice Awards. If you’ve never experienced Mr. Joe... more


photo by Ukrphoto |

Each fall, my teenage son eagerly anticipates Thanksgiving. “How soon before we go to Nana and Pawpaw’s house?” he’ll start asking me in October. “Have you made the reservations yet? I’m ready to g... more

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