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 ... Read more


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... Read more


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 Read more


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... Read more


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 Read more


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


Local authors share ways to get kids reading Read more


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. Read more

How to host a successful yard sale Read more

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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... Read more


Chef Virginia Willis puts a modern twist on Southern cooking Read more


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 ... Read more


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... Read more


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... Read more

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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... Read more


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... Read more


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... Read more


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... Read more


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. ... Read more


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 ... Read more


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