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Be Cool and Active at Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi FITNESS FEST! Join us for a cool day indoors at the Children’s Healthcare of Mississippi FITNESS FEST! Held at the Mississippi Trade Mart on Saturday, July 16th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, this interactive event will get the entire family moving, while showing how easy it can be to get and stay fit. By the time a family completes the FITNESS FEST event, they will have walked a mile and engaged in approximately 30 minutes of aerobic activity (the recommended daily amount), which will include games, dancing, a bounce house, an inflatable walk-through heart, play zones, and more! There will also be stations and activities designed to help families make healthier food choices. Each family will receive a complimentary gift upon completing the entire event. Read the Full Story
Family Staycation: Enjoying Being Local Tourists While some families are dedicated to taking those long summer road trips with jam-packed itineraries to must-see landmarks and distant destinations, not all families can or even want to venture far off. That does not mean that the family is out of options. It just means that they have an opportunity to be tourists a little closer to home…or, in this case, a lot close to home. Staycations are becoming more popular not just because they are convenient and more budget-friendly, but also because they provide families with a new appreciation for what their own cities have to offer. Read the Full Story
Birthday Cakes and Customs Ever wonder if there was a beginning to birthday parties, candles, cakes and presents? Most of the time this tradition is just taken for granted, because it all starts exactly 12 months after the day we are born. Consequently, we grow up with the idea, and feel it has always been. But everything, including the idea of a birthday celebration, has an origin and a history. Read the Full Story
Birthday Party Planning on a Budget: 10 Simple Ways to Save The easiest step in creating an affordable birthday party is remembering you are celebrating your child. Once you set a goal of making your child feel special, the pressure to impress others abates. Your ability to make them feel loved is possible at any price. “[Your kids] want to play, feel special, and have your attention,” says expert mother of four, Jennifer Mixon. Below are a few more practical tips: Read the Full Story
Sleepover Dos and Don’ts: Expert Advice for the Perfect Sleepover Oh, sleepovers, what a complicated relationship we have with them! They were fun when I was a kid. And they could also cause some major property damage. (If someone asks to borrow your car when at a sleepover, Just Say No.) And now that I’m a parent, the perfect sleepover means I can actually sleep over 8 straight hours without interruptions. Read the Full Story
We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” in Mississippi! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story

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