December 2023 Issue

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Happy Holidays from Mobile Bay Parents! As the festive spirit fills the air and the holiday season unfolds its magic, we’re thrilled to extend a warm and joyous welcome to you! Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or a first-time explorer, we’re delighted to have you join us in celebrating the wonders of this special time of year!

In this special December edition, immerse yourself in the enchantment of the season with our exclusive Holiday Happenings Guide – your passport to unforgettable moments, joyful experiences, and the magic that makes this time of year truly special for your family. We also encourage you to read our local interviews and family content from this month’s issue! β˜ƒοΈŽπŸŽ…πŸŽ„β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸŽπŸ¦Œ

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Unearned vs. Earned Education Preparing to Kick Off the New Year Informed

I have been on the road frequently speaking at student and parent conferences. One of my favorite things about what I do, other than getting to meet parents and students, […]

Dinner's Ready MBP Dec

Dinner’s Ready: Cooley Family’s Christmas Magic Cookie Bar

Santa Claus is coming to Mobile soon and this month’s Dinner’s Recipe isn’t really a dinner at all. This sweet, seven layer Christmas Magic Cookie Bar, brought to you by […]

Kids Health Mobile Dec

The Story of RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common seasonal virus which largely affects our youngest patients. It is easily spread, and can quickly run through a community. The story of RSV […]

Student & School Spotlights Dec Mobile Bay Parents

December 2023 Student Spotlights

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with [...]
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Gifts Kids Can Give on a Small Budget

Gifts Kids Can Give on a Small Budget

Nothing is more heartwarming than a gift made by a child. Handmade gifts are affordable, fun to make, and can be given to parents, grandparents, teachers, and siblings. Here are […]

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The Importance of Risky Play for Children

In 2023, Ellen Sandseter, PhD and her team of Norwegian researchers determined the importance of β€œhigh risk” play. They found that children across the globe engage in six types of […]

Dave Says Dec

Teach Them to Be Givers… And Be an Example

Q. With all the commercials and marketing that accompany the holiday season, how can parents teach their young children about giving and putting others first at this time of year? […]

Holiday Traditions For You & Yours to Treasure

Holiday Traditions For You & Yours to Treasure

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid al-Fitr, Bodhi Day, or the winter solstice, holiday traditions are a fun way for families to bond and create fond memories. The traditions […]

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From the Publisher – December ’23

As I mentioned a few months ago, cleaning out and organizing our attic space has been on our to-do list for a hot minute. Well, I am proud to say […]

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