Living in the Moment June 2012

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

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

Hutchison senior Caroline Orr is headed to Washington, D.C., this weekend as part of the 2012 class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. Orr was one of 141 teens nationally to receive the award (three st... more

Jun 14, 2012 9:14 AM Features

A crying baby can be distressing for parents. Is he hungry, tired, wet? It's not always easy to know how to calm your little one. So parents will be happy to learn that pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp... more

Jun 13, 2012 11:42 AM Features

What would happen if you gave fourth-graders the opportunity to grapple with some of the world's thorniest political problems? Too complex for tender young minds? Think again. John Hunter has learn... more

Jun 11, 2012 9:46 AM Features

Ah, little boys! They race and leap and zoom about — it's all they can do to contain their exhuberance. As I explored Johnson Park earlier this week, I happened upon this handsome Fashionister at t... more

Jun 8, 2012 12:27 PM Features

Manners were the topic of conversation at a recent Girls Inc. luncheon I attended. The activity brought together 15 business women and 20 teenage girls for an afternoon of dining and conversation. ... more

Jun 7, 2012 12:37 PM Features

The library is a one-stop shop for resources that will make your life easier and more fun this summer. Here are the Top 10 reasons to bring your child in for an afternoon of exploring. 10. You ... more

Jun 6, 2012 7:54 AM Features

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