Sunday, January 21, 2018

Summer Camp Homesickness: It’s Normal!

Summertime means freedom from school, with opportunities for new and wonderful experiences! A week or so in a camp with the excitement of canoeing, archery, crafts, and hiking delights the adventuresome spirits of seven-year-olds leaving home for the first time. With a lodge full of new friends, campfire songs, and the excitement of being out in nature … how could life possibly be better? 

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Salads: Enjoy a Rainbow of Flavors This Spring

As spring gets into full swing in Southern Mississippi, you may be savoring the sights of the first boldly colored azaleas in bloom, the sounds of birds singing in the morning, and the scents of freshly mowed lawns all over your neighborhood. When it comes to the taste of spring, though, nothing beats a crisp, fresh salad that’s full of flavorful fruits or vegetables and topped with a favorite dressing. 

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Letter From The Editor: March 2017

Parents: March is usually a busy month for parents. Summer is still a ways away, but many of us are busy making plans for what our kids will do during summer break. This month, our summer camp guide is here to help you explore the options. 

Our medical contributor, Dr. Philip Levin, will also give useful information about dealing with homesickness in children who are spending time away from parents for the first time. And he’s here to assure you: a little bit of loneliness is normal; it’s how parents respond to it, however, that makes all the difference. 

We hope you enjoy the arrival of spring along the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast! 


Kara Bachman 

Managing Editor

Puzzles, Puzzles, Puzzles

Sometimes, even spring brings us days where the weather is questionable, and being inside is preferable to being outside. On those days, you’ll be pulling your hair out for something to do that is fun, worthwhile, and doesn’t “break the bank.” Here’s such an activity. 

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First Date Jitters

This weekend, I had the first date jitters. My heart raced a little. My hands shook. My nerves were on fire. 

As the big day neared, I had made sure everything was perfect. Shoe heels: high enough to be attractive, but not high enough to attract the wrong glances. Dress: Just the right amount of sparkle … but not too much! Remember: there’s a fine, but very important line between “Frozen” snow queen and over-the-top drag queen. Makeup: just a touch, on the eyes only. 

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