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Mentoring: Shaping Our Future

January is National Mentoring Month, presenting Memphians with a 31-days of opportunity to start changing the city. Mentoring matters, strengthening our communities by adding to the web of connections and talent that ties us together. The impact a committed mentor can have on an up-and-coming young person is potent stuff, …

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Memphis Botanic Garden: How to Dad like a Boss

How many of you Dads have to come up with a great idea for that annual Christmas outing?   You can thank …

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The Power of Play

There’s an odd device occupying a spot inside the Children’s Museum of Memphis, an angular and twisty thing called a Laser Harp. …

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The Urban Child Institute: Naming the Brain

The Urban Child Institute needs our help in naming their new Mobile Brain Exhibit, and a Kindle Fire HD Tablet is on …

Playing Hooky: Exploring Memphis on a School Day

Although not originally from Memphis, I have lived here over twenty years and now consider it my home.  All of our children …

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Touch Talk Read Play Day

This Friday, public gathering spaces around Memphis and Shelby County will be filled with kids and their caregivers, celebrating the boost to …

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Teacher Town, USA

Telling the story of education in our community with numbers can be frightening. This many schools functioning below acceptable standards. That many …

How to Love a Memphis Summer

I love to see kids chasing after the “ice cream truck.”  Most times, it’s really a van, but growing up, everyone called …

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Romping with Rocks

When planning activities around our family’s interests, we’re often faced with a please-the-kids-but-bore-the-adults scenarios, or vice versa. Sometimes, though, we get lucky, …

Adventures in Baby Raising

8 Adventures in Baby Raising

I got a lucky head start in the parenting thing, having begun working with The Urban Child Institute and writing for Memphis …

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