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These Debt Reduction Strategies Are a Bad Idea

Q. I’ve been seeing lots of ads lately for debt consolidation companies, debt settlement companies and the HELOC. Are any of these methods for reducing debt a good idea? A. No. These are all bad ideas when it comes to getting out of debt. There’s a lot of buzz these days surrounding all the “quick” […]

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Teen Turmoil: Helping Teens Manage Their Emotions

Let’s face it: there’s nothing simple about being the parent of teens. One moment they’re totally happy, and the next moment nothing is right, including anything you say to them! How do you help teens better manage their emotions? Here’s what the experts suggest:  Help Them Understand Their Emotions When teens experience emotional ups and […]

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Your Guide to Hosting the Ultimate Kid’s Home Birthday Party

“When you open up your home, you’ll develop a deeper bond with your guests. When they’re invited into your space, they get to know you better,” Samuels says. Another home party perk: You can be as creative as you want. If you want to transform your backyard into a circus, there’s no one saying: “Sorry. […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
Their “Online” Life IS Their “Offline” Life

Summer is here! This means long, hot days spent hanging with family and friends, vacations with loved ones, and for many who are getting ready to go off to college or graduate next year…it means a summer full of making ALL the memories!  Often times this means your teens are documenting everything they are doing. […]

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Don’t Control, Fix or Avoid

From 2000 to 2016, opioid-related deaths in the U.S. increased by 300%.  In contrast, Germany, the 2nd largest opioid prescribing country, did not experience an increase. The huge difference is that Germans believe discomfort is a part of the healing process while Americans believe it should be fully avoided. I believe that the American culture’s […]

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From the Publisher July 2022

If you walk through my home and look around long enough you are sure to find little pieces of tape, maybe a random thumb tack in a wall somewhere, and a piece or two of confetti the vacuum missed. This is due to my deep love of decorating for any and every celebration, especially birthdays. […]

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Student Spotlights June ’22

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Daphne Middle School Student Placed First in Art Contest. Evilllyn Aguilar, a 7th grader at Daphne Middle [...]
ESP Health column June 22

No Diving in the Shallow End!

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Hey guys, it’s warming up and that means we are coming to the summer in Baldwin County and the enjoyment of the beautiful water.  But with the fun comes some responsibility to prevent accidents for kids. Today, we will talk about […]

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Fun Ways To Engage Kid’s Minds in the Summer

Do your kids seem a little less ready for school after each summer break? If the answer is yes, don’t worry. They’re far from alone. It’s a common experience known as the “summer learning slide.” Research shows that kids typically lose the equivalent of a month’s worth of learning over the summer break – and […]

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Dinner’s Ready: 
Daniel’s Dozen Raw and Baked Oysters

Every year, thousands and thousands of tourists, from all sorts of destinations, visit our area with two things on their mind. One being a chance to sit out all day on our beautiful beaches. Two being to enjoy fresh seafood… specifically the Gulf oysters. There are plenty of restaurants in our area serving great oysters, […]

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