From the Publisher – February 2022


So, how are your New Year’s resolutions coming? To be honest with you, my resolution to get back into my fitness routine has been slow going. I have been really frustrated with myself these last few weeks.

I just could not understand why I started and stuck to a fitness routine a few years ago, but was now finding it hard to get back in that groove. I mainly blame the disruption of 2020 for throwing me off my routine, but there is no excuse for not having gotten back to it at this point.

So what was different in 2018 that provided me with more motivation and success? It was not until I read Pam Moore’s, Every Successful Fitness Journey Starts With These Three Steps, that I was able to reflect back and see exactly why I had success before. In my previous attempt, I had unconsciously implemented all three of Pam’s steps, but this time I had neglected one step due to a change in my morning routine.

I won’t spoil the article by going into more detail, but I can speak from experience when I tell you that these steps worked for me. So, if you are struggling to get into your fitness groove, I highly encourage you pay special attention to Step One.

Just like having personal resolutions, Eastern Shore Parents is always looking for ways to improve the information we put together for each issue. Over the last couple of years I have become increasingly aware of some of the incredible educational resources available in our area.

And since we are all getting ready to register for the 2022-23 school year we thought we would share some of these resources with you. For example, did you know that the Baldwin County Public School system offers programs like International Baccalaureate® (IB), Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes where high school students can possibly earn college credit? There are also numerous career and technical opportunities available like Health Sciences, Culinary Arts, Welding, Graphic Design and more!

Not only are we fortunate here in Baldwin County to have some excellent public schools, there are also some amazing private schools if that is a better fit for your family. Maybe it is your desire to provide your child with an education that is grounded in a religious worldview.

Or, possibly, you prefer smaller class sizes or a school that can tailor lessons to your child’s individual learning patterns. Maybe you are ready to make the commitment to homeschool. Whatever your family’s desired education approach is, there are many outstanding choices available locally.

If you find yourself wanting to explore your school options, I encourage you to flip over to where you will find Heidi Smith Leudtke’s article, A Three-Step Strategy to Choosing a School. Next you can flip over to where you will find the Education Resources Guide.

This guide not only includes local school options, but also includes a full list of tutors, ACT/SAT prep opportunities, and therapists who offer handwriting, speech, language, and reading help. If you know of an education resource that has not been listed, please let us know, so we can add it to our digital issue and next year’s guide.

We do hope you find this new Education Issue both helpful and entertaining. Wishing you all a wonderful February!


Lynn has called the Mobile Bay area home since 2006 with her husband Brad and their 3 daughters. Following the sale of her Abrakadoodle franchise, Lynn still wanted to serve families and help them thrive. Becoming the Publisher of Mobile Bay Parents was the perfect opportunity. Now she invests into family's lives each month by providing the with the area's #1 go-to resource for moms and dads.

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