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Student Spotlights October 2022

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! Foley Elementary School students Write to their Pet Pals Ms. McConnell’s fifth graders at Foley Elementary [...]

From the Publisher – October ’22

Living in the Deep South, we cannot rely on the weather to tell us when fall has arrived. As you know, it gets a little tricky. Like recently when we were teased with some cooler nights only to be jolted back to 90-degree afternoons. It is definitely not like the Lifetime movies with the leaves […]


Emotionally Healthy Parents Do These Things

One of the greatest tragedies in our society is that we do not require more educa­tion for marriage or parenting. Two of the hardest jobs anyone will ever have are being a spouse and/or a parent. Both roles are full of challenges and rewards. Doing these jobs well requires a great deal of emotional health. […]


8 Ideas for Fall Theme Walks to Explore Your Neighborhood

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside. And what better way to experience all the season has to offer than by taking a walk? Walking is fun and easy, plus it provides a boost to your physical and mental health. Going on a walk with your kids lets them notice new things […]


Countdown to College: Tips to Help Students Find Their Fit

The high school road to college may seem like four of the most challenging years families face. There are deadlines, tough financial choices, and parents and children don’t always agree on colleges. If that isn’t stressful enough, every year there are tasks that high school students should be checking off their to-do lists. How do […]


Words Matter… Even Online!

Words matter. They are the corner­stone of our everyday lives. What we say and how we say it has so much impact on our lives and the lives of others. Words are an inexhaustible resource. They have started and stopped wars. They influence how we think and what we believe. No matter the language, words […]

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How to Foster Healthy Sibling Relationships

As a mom of six kids, I have witnessed my fair share of sibling disagreements. I have also had the pleasure of witnessing the heart-melting moments when siblings stick up for each other, cheer each other on, and generally love being together. While sibling fights are normal and even healthy, as kids learn to work […]

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Halloween Safety and Your Kids!

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics Growing up in Mobile, I remember run­ning as fast as we could to Old Man John­son’s house as soon as it got dark. Not be­cause of cool prizes or scary decorations, but because he always left out a massive bowl of […]

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Dinner’s Ready: Rebecca Hochhauser ‘s Matzo Ball Soup

“Matzo Ball Soup is often called Jewish Penicillin; it’s just something that helps you feel better when you are sick,” shares Rebecca Hochhauser about this month’s ‘Din­ner’s Ready’ recipe. “Having grown up on it, it’s a taste that brings me back to my childhood, and I know that my family loves when I make it.” […]


Is It a Loan, or Is It a Gift?

We have $15,000 in credit card debt. My husband works very hard, but only makes about $25,000 a year. We’re also living in a very old trailer right now, and I stay at home with our newborn. My dad told us he is willing to pay off our debt if we agree to get financial […]

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