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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 [...]

New Year’s Resolution: Make Health a Priority in 2023

When January arrives, many of us have already thought about our resolutions for the new year. According to, the most common resolutions in the U.S. are health focused, including exercise more, eat healthier and lose weight. Sadly, by January 8th, 25% of us have already given up, and by July 4th, only 46% of […]


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 […]


Debunking Old Wives’ Tales

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Anyone who has ever had a baby knows that other people LOVE to give you their opinion on raising your child. It can come from family members, friends, co-workers, and often strangers in the store. Of course, if you get ten […]


From The Publisher– January 2023

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season. Hopefully, you found time to celebrate with friends and family and rest and recharge for the new year. I cannot help but think about the new year and all it brings. I reflect on things I want to do differently and prepare for any […]


Appreciating the Differences

One of the reasons I am so passionate about my job is that I want to help other parents not make all the mistakes I made. Unfortunately, one of my greatest blunders is that I did not embrace and appreciate the differences between my oldest child and me. I am an extreme extrovert. I love […]


Dinner’s Ready: Alex Robinson’s Mini Bacon Wrapped Meatloafs

“When I asked my family their favorite thing I cook, Mini Bacon Wrapped Meatloafs was the unanimous choice,” shared Alex Robinson. “While it is certainly not the healthiest thing I cook, it is the ultimate comfort food and a big crowd-pleaser with the Robinsons.” Alex and her husband Jay have been married for 16 years […]


3 Steps to Choosing the Best School for Your Child

Comparing schools is challenging because each institution offers unique programs in a unique environment. One may present a specialized science curriculum geared toward a future in engineering, while another focuses on developing cooperation and compassion through active community service. The comparisons parents must make are apples-to-oranges at best. Faced with so much detailed information about […]


Hope Is a Good Thing

What is the main difference between people who follow your plan, stick with it and succeed, and those who fall off along the way? I’ve walked with thousands of families through financial problems. Some of them were just speedbumps that needed to be smoothed out, while others seemed like mountains. The biggest factor I’ve noticed […]


Is Your Child Talking to a Stranger Online (Part One)

We all remember when our parents warned us “not to talk to strangers.” For those of us north of 35, that mostly meant we were not to talk to someone in person we did not know. Or do not talk to someone who approaches you that your parents do not know. Today this takes on […]

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