Saturday, February 25, 2017

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We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story
Women’s Health: Ovarian Concerns A woman’s ovaries have two functions: supplying the eggs that can turn into babies, and producing the female hormones that make a woman feminine. For most women, these internal organs rarely cause pain or problems. However, one problem many women in childbearing years might develop is an ovarian cyst, a bubble on the ovary. Relatively common, the American Academy of Family Physicians reports cysts in about 20 percent of women of childbearing age. The Centers for Disease Control states that over 50 percent of women will have an ovarian cyst at some time in their lives. Read the Full Story
Stained Glass Valentine’s Day Cookies This month, we may still be “stuck” inside a lot of the time, but you can have fun baking with this indoor family activity. Be sure to have everything organized, and this will be fun for the whole family. Incidentally, this can be changed up for almost any holiday, just by changing the shape of the cookie cutters and the color of the candies. Read the Full Story
Parents: Enjoy Gulf Coast Romance for Valentine’s Day Last month, Parents and Kids-Gulf Coast featured an article on babysitters, asking parents their experiences with their caregivers, and offering advice to other parents searching for a sitter. We hope this information can be helpful for this month, because it’s time for Valentine’s Day! Read the Full Story
Is My Child Too Young To Lift Weights? Regular exercise is a healthy habit to develop at any age, and strength training is an important part of physical fitness. Strength training uses free weights, exercise machines, elastic bands and the body’s own resistance. In the past, there have been many concerns that school-aged children and teenagers were at a high risk for injuries through strength training. A new study published in the Journal of Pediatrics has dispelled this theory of thought. It has been demonstrated that risk of injury from strength training is no higher than from sports or other types of exercises. Read the Full Story
Crosby Arboretum Programs for February Despite the cold weather and gray skies of winter, The Crosby Arboretum, in Picayune, still offers a variety of programs to keep families engaged with the natural world of southern Mississippi. Particularly for those in Hancock County, the drive to Picayune is worth it if it means getting your kids outside and busy during the often dreary days before the new buds of spring break through the ground. Read the Full Story

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