Living in the Moment April 2015

Kids have always gravitated towards comics as a fun way to read. When I was growing up, Archie and his gang was popular. With the recent explosion of Manga and chapter books told with comics — think C... more

Apr 30, 2015 10:00 AM Features

If you live in the Hickory Hill area and would like to learn about organizations that provide family assistance, plan to attend #iCONNECT. #iCONNECT is a resource fair aimed at addressing the needs... more

Apr 30, 2015 6:00 AM Features

How do you teach your child important values, like respect, obedience, or self-control? You can model such behavior every day, but lessons that help develop a child’s character must be intentional, to... more

Apr 29, 2015 11:50 AM Features

Lots going on this weekend. Have fun! The Autism Awareness Festival • Transformations Autism Treatment Center 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE Learn more about autism at this family-friendly festival. Kids... more

Apr 24, 2015 11:30 AM Features

Writing is a solitary pursuit. I am always on looking for ways to connect with other writers and experts in the field. So when my editor, Jane Schneider, mentioned she was hosting the Memphis Parent W... more

Apr 22, 2015 9:25 AM Features

High school theatre troupes around the Mid-South are likely whooping it up this week. The Orpheum Theatre released the nominees for the popular High School Musical Theatre Awards, coming up in May. ... more

Apr 20, 2015 12:38 PM Features

• Bookstock, the Memphis-area Author's Festival • Benjamin Hooks Central Library Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Come celebrate the rich diversity of voices from our community. Bookstock feat... more

Apr 17, 2015 9:02 AM Features

Plenty going on around town, just needs you to come out and play.   EVERY TUESDAY  Dixon Gallery and Gardens • Pay-What-You-Can. Also Free on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Be sure to see the ne... more

Apr 14, 2015 9:53 AM Features

 “It’s not a matter of whether you’ll be stopped when you’re driving,” begins Memphis mom Teresa Jenkins, “but that you’ll be stopped multiple times because you are black.” As an African American w... more

Apr 14, 2015 9:45 AM Features

Calling all aspiring children’s book writers. Are you currently writing a children’s picture book? Wanting to develop a young adult novel? Or just curious to learn how writers develop their story idea... more

Apr 14, 2015 9:31 AM Features

A recent post on Tumblr announced devastating news from pop singer Taylor Swift. It seems the 25-year-old’s mother has been diagnosed with cancer. Though the details are currently being kept under wra... more

Apr 9, 2015 3:14 PM Features

Now that spring is here, it's time to get out and discover new places to play!   EXPLORE NATURE Lichterman Nature Center Check out a Family Discovery Backpack and explore this park’s beaut... more

Apr 4, 2015 10:04 AM Features

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