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Keeping Happy in the Holidays As we store away our Halloween costumes, and our Jack-o-lanterns are replaced with turkeys and harvest wreaths, we may find it harder to maintain focus. The magic of the holiday season brings plenty of distractions as our minds drift to holiday parties, Christmas shopping, end-of-year programs and visits to see family and friends. While the holidays can bring extra excitement, a lack of focus during this time can also leave us feeling overwhelmed and stressed.  Read the Full Story
Raw Truth: The Stresses and Joys of Being a Foster Parent  Let this sink in: Mississippi alone has approximately 5,000 children in need of foster care at any time.
 
The state ranks at the very bottom of the list in child welfare. Despite the need for homes for more than 5,000 children, there are only 1,486 licensed foster homes in the state. Do the math. What happens to these kids?
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Holiday Volunteering: Full Family Involvement Giving time to others during the holiday season is such a sweet and useful way to make that crazy, busy time of the year mean more and feel more “real”.  But if family time is at a premium right now, (and it usually is), volunteer that time and talent together!  It’s a real way to make happiness grow and lighten hearts.  Just the act of planning and gathering information is a bonding activity and can inspire the family in new, beautiful ways. Read the Full Story
Envision Mississippi: Know Your Past, Create Your Future  Calling artists, writers, time travelers! Write and illustrate Mississippi’s future! A state bicentennial project of the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Mississippi Library Commission, and Parents & Kids Magazine. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s landmark bicentennial exhibition of more than two centuries of Mississippi art; Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, on view December 9, 2017 – July 8, 2018. Read the Full Story
Vote for 2018 Family Favorites Time to cast your votes for the 2018 Family Favorites! When you complete a survey, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com! The winner will be notified by email. Click on the link for your region to get started:   Central Mississippi
  Desoto County
  Mississippi Delta   Northeast Mississippi
  South Mississippi
     
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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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