Sunday, January 21, 2018

When Dog Meets Baby: Choosing the Perfect Pup for Your Family

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend, but can they also be the perfect pal for your little loved one? Parents & Kids recently sat down with Hattiesburg-based vet Elisabeth Duplantis of Town and Country Animal Hospital to discuss the do’s and don’ts of finding the ideal four-legged future-companion to fit your growing family.

Whether you are bringing a new baby into an environment that already has family dogs or you are hoping to introduce a new pet into your existing family, here are a few tips on identifying the right pet for your family.

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Summer Vacation Planner: A Three-Day Vicksburg Itinerary for Families

Along the banks of Old Man River sits a destination that is appealing for people of all ages: Vicksburg. If you’ve “been there and done that” with the amusement park and beach visits, consider an affordable summer vacation that will take you to the slow pace and southern charm of one of Mississippi’s most important river towns. Only a few hours’ drive from South Mississippi, getting there is easy.

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Kid Craft: Easy and Affordable Rustic Coasters

Creating personalized handcrafted drink coasters is an easy, cost-efficient way to craft a gift that friends and family are sure to love. I was given these simple rustic coasters as a housewarming gift, and the thoughtful, handcrafted touch really made me feel welcomed to the neighborhood. The crafter chose a simple black fleur-de-lis for my set.

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Signs of Spring

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like? …”

"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine ...”

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

 

Sunshine and rain occurs during every season. With the arrival of spring, however, we notice a tangible difference in the sun, in the way it lights up the sky and warms the skin. The rain takes its turn, meets earth and soil, and new life stirs and grows. Like magic, plants, flowers and trees full of color appear.

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Get To Know Mississippi Children’s Home Services: They’re Helping to Keep Our Families Together

We asked MCHS’s CEO, John Damon, a few questions about the amazing work and services they provide for the children and families of MCHS.

Question #1: Could you summarize the MCHS mission statement, and a few ways in which you think MCHS best actualizes the goals of that statement?

We help children thrive! For over a century, Mississippi Children’s Home Services has made a transformational difference in the lives of children and families across Mississippi.

Read more: Get To Know Mississippi Children’s Home Services: They’re Helping to Keep Our Families Together

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