Living in the Moment September 2012

It seems contradictory to think of visiting a cemetery as a way to appreciate life, but that’s just what we did on a recent in-service day for Memphis City Schools. When I find myself with my f... more

Oct 15, 2012 7:00 AM Features 2 Comments

Whether it’s fairy tales, or “Mother Goose” nursery rhymes, preschool is a great time to read the classics with your children. Some of the darker tales can be a bit Grimm (yes, I had to go ther... more

Oct 2, 2012 7:00 AM Features

From meeting farmers and taking garden tours to exploring storybooks, the newly opened Bobby Lanier Farm Park in Germantown offers a wide variety of activities guaranteed to engage everyone in your... more

Oct 1, 2012 7:00 AM Features

Have you seen the latest St. Jude video? It's a recording of the Beatle's tune, "Hey Jude," sung by its children and a host of A-list celebrities. It's just another way St. Jude Children's Rese... more

Sep 27, 2012 7:33 AM Features

Talented teens from the Stax Music Academy will show off homegrown R & B  next weekend in Berlin, Germany. Standout students will provide live entertainment for the opening reception of “Memphis Ex... more

Sep 25, 2012 9:04 AM Features

Have you ever noticed how some teachers have that magic something that gets kids to behave? Either they distract with a new task or point out a trait that makes the child feel proud and, whoos... more

Sep 18, 2012 8:18 AM Features

Little girls love to explore the world. Which is just what 3-year-old Emma was busy doing when we happened to meet up recently at the zoo. This photo captures her character quite well I think, and ... more

Sep 15, 2012 8:56 AM Features

Did you know September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month? And fittingly, singer/songwriter Taylor Swift has released a new song, about a mother losing her 4-year-old son to cancer. The s... more

Sep 10, 2012 10:06 AM Features

Grandparents hold a special place in family life. As Memphis Parent reader Rosalynn Arnold-Martin writes, her parents, Oretha and Mike, (pictured left) are awesome because "they always give our son... more

Sep 9, 2012 10:42 AM Features

The bright lights of Broadway proved dazzling for 17-year-old Sam Shankman and Sabaa Sharma this summer. As winners of the Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards for Best Lead Actor and Actre... more

Sep 6, 2012 9:39 AM Features

Grandparents are the type of people families can rely on. They feed us when we're hungry, they care for our babies, they love us, warts and all. Grandparents also connect us to our past; they help ... more

Sep 5, 2012 7:35 AM Features

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