June 2021 Issue

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From the Publisher: June 2021

School is out, summer vacation is finally here and my family is more than ready to rock this summer! From the looks of my social media accounts, the rest of you are too! After a year of limitations, places being closed, and mask mandates, getting out and having a very social summer seems to be […]

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What to Know About the Harms of Vaping

According to most recent Center for Disease Control (CDC) studies, 27.5% of high school students are using e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes first arrived on the scene in 2003 but the use has increased over the last 10 years and now these companies are targeting younger children and adolescents by making more candy flavors and making the designs […]

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Dads Rock! The Positive Impact of Supportive Dads and Father Figures

Peruse the greeting card section around Father’s Day and you’ll find the shelves bursting with stereotypes about dads. While we may love to poke fun at his expense, we have more reasons to appreciate dear old Dad besides how handy he is with a wrench. Supportive dads and father figures positively influence a child’s development. […]

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Student Spotlights: June21

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across the Greater Mobile.  We have so many talented students in our area.  Mobile Bay Parents joins with these families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Dunbar Magnet School Ice Cream Art Competition The Dunbar Magnet Art department partnered with Cammie’s Old [...]
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15 Ways to Earn Extra Money as a Mom

When my youngest child entered first grade, the questions began. “Are you going back to work now that your kids are in school all day?” “What will you do for six hours when your kids are in school?” You get the idea. After correcting the misinformation—it is not really six hours when you factor in […]

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“They Always Take Everything Away From Me! ”

In the typical 21st century American household, children are given free access to most (if not all) of their favorite items. They can freely play with their toys, run around the backyard, gather their own snacks, turn on the TV, get their own drinks, and maintain control of their own electronic devices. As soon as […]

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The Savy Party Planner: Countdown to a Stress-Free Birthday Celebration

Planning a memorable birthday event can be the highlight of your child’s year, if you maximize the fun and minimize the stress. The best way to increase the magic and decrease the madness is to use a handy checklist so you can start early and get ready gradually. Or if you want to plan your […]

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Don’t Most People Already Know?

You talk a lot about budgeting, and how important it is in getting control of your money. But don’t most people already have a good idea of what they’re spending, and how much they have in the bank, without going through all the time and trouble of developing an actual budget? Well, if that were […]

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