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Teacher of the Month: Katherine Ward, Redland Middle School

For more than two decades, Katherine Ward has taught English Language Arts in the Elmore County school system. In 2009, she assisted with the opening of Redland Elementary school. Mrs. […]

As a parent, I knew of the many milestones my children would face, from learning to walk and talk to navigating relationships and exams. One I was not prepared for was applying for college. The days when getting into college were a breeze are long gone; the applicant pool is far more competitive.

How to Balance Receiving with Giving

One of the critical challenges of holiday time is that our children get so used to receiving oodles of gifts that they begin to expect that they will always get […]

Seven Experience Gifts to Give Kids this Season

Does it feel like your kids already have more toys than they could ever want? I love the holidays and the spirit of gift-giving, but every year, I wonder what […]

Devices as Christmas Gifts… What You Need to Know

Christmas is here! I feel like we were celebrating last year’s Christmas, well, yesterday. Time sure does fly. I think being a parent immediately puts all of us in a […]

How to Balance Receiving with Giving

One of the critical challenges of holiday time is that our children get so used to receiving oodles of gifts that they begin to expect that they will always get […]

Help Your Child Develop Empathy to it’s Full Potential

Empathy is the ability to put yourself in another’s shoes. It’s similar to sympathy but with an important difference. To sympathize is to care about and under­stand the suffering experienced […]

Dinner’s Ready: Marian Hollis Taco Soup

With Christmas quickly approaching and the crisp fall weather lingering, perhaps the perfect fall evening is to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace and enjoy a […]

Mom to Mom with Ronda Cherry-Smoke

You are a very busy lady, Ronda! How has serving as an Ambassador for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and board member for Second Chance Foundation, River Region United […]

Seven Experience Gifts to Give Kids this Season

Does it feel like your kids already have more toys than they could ever want? I love the holidays and the spirit of gift-giving, but every year, I wonder what […]

From the Editor – December 2022

Christmas always seems to sneak up on me, and this year was no exception. Seeing our neighborhood’s beautifully decorated homes before Thanksgiving made me a little anxious about getting started […]

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