There is nothing more luscuious than the peaches and cream complexion of a toddler. And this week's Fashionister, Parker, has that in spades. Just look at those pink little cheeks! Why, he reminds ... more

Jul 20, 2012 8:39 AM Features

From festivals and live music to fireworks displays, you'll find plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day around the Mid-South. * TUESDAY, JULY 3 *   All Day • Millington Flag City Fre... more

Jul 2, 2012 8:24 AM Features

From caves and canyons to swimming holes, celebrate the Tennessee State Parks 75th Anniversary by taking your family out for a week — or weekend — of fun more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Travel

My son and I have taken some great family vacations over the years. So it’s become a little difficult lately when my ideas for destinations seem to fall on deaf ears. At 17, my kid would rather han... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Travel

Wrtiter David Thornton works on the finer points of skateboarding with his son, Jackson, at the new Tobey Park.

photography by Lindsey Rowland

A skateboarding dad shares life lessons with his son more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

In celebration of their daughter's short life, this couple has worked to change genetic testing for others more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

Local authors share ways to get kids reading more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Education

A label for every need

photos by Heather Simmons

What's the secret to this mom's success? Heather Clements has learned that every business should solve a problem. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM

How to host a successful yard sale more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Family Finances

The benefits of Touching, Talking, Reading, and Playing (TTRP) with your young child are monumental, promoting brain development and preparing her for a successful life as an adult.   Even befo... more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

Chef Virginia Willis puts a modern twist on Southern cooking more

Jul 1, 2012 12:05 AM Food

Nothing shines brighter on a gentle summer's morning than a baby's smile. I happened to be out walking the leafy V & E Greenline when I came upon this charming sprite. Miss Ella was so content ... more

Jun 29, 2012 9:42 AM Features

In 2008, the joy of summer in Memphis was shattered when two young children drowned — in the same day. They shared several things in common: both were young, both were African American, and both we... more

Jun 28, 2012 9:05 AM Features

The recent news of Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky being found guilt on 45 counts of sexual abuse should be a wake-up call for us all. We: parents, grandparents, camp counselors, teachers, youth gr... more

Jun 27, 2012 10:22 AM Features

One of the delights of parenthood is revisiting the books you grew up with. I remember my mother reading the story of Babar the Elephant to me as a child. I loved the sweetness of this family, with... more

Jun 26, 2012 6:42 AM Features

Winsome, wiggly, always on the go, little boys are poetry in motion. I was surveying the Wolf River on Mud Island one afternoon when handsome Ryan streaked past. He was out with his family, hip-hop... more

Jun 23, 2012 7:35 AM Features

If you've ever wanted to share your home with a cultural exchange student, the ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking host families in the Mid-South for the upcoming school year. A... more

Jun 21, 2012 11:43 AM Features

If you've canoed the Wolf River and want more of a challenge, put the beautiful Eleven Point National Scenic River on your list. Situated in the picturesque Ozark hills of southern Missouri, this w... more

Jun 20, 2012 2:28 PM Features

Pretend play is perfect when you're almost 3. And I'm sure adorable Emma would agree. I met her while exploring the Children's Museum of Memphis, where all inquisitive children find plenty of fun. ... more

Jun 15, 2012 5:46 PM Features

It's time to get wet and wild at CMOM! The Children's Museum of Memphis celebrates their 22nd birthday this Saturday, June 16, with a Splish Splash Birthday Bash. The fun unfolds from 10 a.m. to 1 ... more

Jun 15, 2012 8:32 AM Features

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