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


photographs by Heather Simmons

From growing herbs to producing and selling their own food, teens are learning plenty through the Garden to Groceries program. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Food

Dear Teacher more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Education

Homework is part of a kid's life; back pain shouldn't be more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health


photographs by Heather Simmons

Consider training now for the St. Jude's Family Fun Run this December. Here's one family's inspiring story. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Health

Milk banks are filling an age-old need, offering valuable breast milk to babies who need it. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Food

In search of healthy alternatives for kids on the go more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Food


photographs by Marci Lambert

Anna Avant's clothing store, Hoot+Louise, honors her dream – to share her sense of style with the world. more

Oct 1, 2012 12:05 AM Family Finances

Monsoon Children comes to The Shops of Saddle Creek more

Sep 28, 2012 11:20 AM Family Finances

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

Grab your calendar! We've got the most up-to-date listing of all the festivals you love! Visit your favorite or try something new. more

Sep 11, 2012 3:30 PM

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


photography by Kimberly Baker

Make memories by taking your kids to downtown Memphis more

Sep 5, 2012 2:09 PM Travel

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