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Student Spotlights January 2023

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Eastern Shore Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Fairhope East Elementary Studies Paper Circuits Fairhope East Elementary 6th grade STEAM students taught 2nd graders all [...]
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Teacher of the Month: Jessica Jackson, Daphne High School

Lights. Camera. Jackson! Jessica Jackson, to be exact, our nominated Teacher of the Month, is the Theatre Director at Daphne High School. “I did not intend to be a teacher. I planned to be a famous actor or, at the very least, get signed on with a Shakespeare Festival,” said Mrs. Jackson. “This is my […]

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Teacher of the Month: Paul Saboe, St. Michael Catholic High School

“When you see a student realize what they are capable of or when they perceive the world in a new and exciting way, it just makes your day,” shared Mr. Paul Saboe, our Eastern Shore  Parents Teacher of the Month. Mr. Saboe has been teaching for a total of 24 years. He has been teaching […]

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Student Spotlights December 2022

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Simulated Workplace at South Baldwin Center for Technology Students at South Baldwin Center for Technology are learning [...]
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Seven Experience Gifts to Give Kids this Season

Does it feel like your kids already have more toys than they could ever want? I love the holidays and the spirit of gift-giving, but every year, I wonder what toys my kids could possibly want and where they will go in our already crowded home. Experience gifts are a great gift option that has […]

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How to Balance Receiving with Giving

One of the critical challenges of holiday time is that our children get so used to receiving oodles of gifts that they begin to expect that they will always get more and more. But have you noticed how quickly they lose interest in many toys they receive during the holidays? Showering our children with gifts […]

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Devices as Christmas Gifts… What You Need to Know

Christmas is here! I feel like we were celebrating last year’s Christmas, well, yesterday. Time sure does fly. I think being a parent immediately puts all of us in a time warp. Speaking of, how much do you miss the “old days” of Christmas? If you are north of 30, you know what I am […]

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Control What You Can

My husband and I recently watched Summer Rental, a 1985 movie about a family on vacation. We noticed a stark difference be­tween the behavior of the children in this older movie and the behavior of children in more recent productions. The children in “Summer Rental” were more realistic. They talked too much but could entertain […]

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Is It Okay to Hide Money From My Spouse?

After hearing you talk about financial infidelity, I have to admit that I hide money from my husband. I have been setting aside money for emergencies without his knowledge. He is not terrible with money, but he always seems to find something to spend it on. Before I started doing this, we never managed to […]

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Teacher of the Month: Crystal Rizzuto, Spanish Fort Elementary School

“I feel so honored,” said Crystal Rizzuto, of being nominated as the Eastern Shore Parents Teacher of the Month. “To know that I made a difference in a child’s life and that a parent real­ized and appreciates that is priceless.” Crystal is a kindergarten teacher at Span­ish Fort Elementary. In first grade, she decided she […]

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