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Try This at Home

While it's nice to get a facial or a blow-out sometimes, taking care of your skin or hair or nails doesn't always have to be a big deal.

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Taming the Television

Study after study shows that the amount of direct and indirect screen time is increasingly problematic for our children's development.

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Making More Meaningful Memories

Many families have set-in-stone holiday traditions that they celebrate every year.

How to Shop Fondren

When the Fly Girl and the Girl About Town get together, we shop. Or at least we talk about shopping. So, we decided to start a series of "How to Shop" guides. Our first stop: Fondren. The little gem of a neighborhood is packed full of fantastic restaurants and locally owned boutiques stocked with everything from artisan gifts, art and fair-trade finds.

Top 5 Best Books For New Moms

So many questions, so many worries. What to do when the baby is sick? Or when the baby chews on something? Fortunately, here are some solutions to help getting back your sanity.

State ‘Backward' on Transparency?

A new state law could take Mississippi from the middle of the pack among states, in its government transparency and accountability to near the bottom.

All Hail the Queens

When I first moved back to Mississippi, I had no idea what a Sweet Potato Queen was. Then I attended the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade and received a front-row education to the world of the "queens."

Parade Pet Survival Guide

When the body senses a stressor, it acts to protect itself. Stored fuels (sugars and fats) release a burst of energy, breathing rate increases sending more oxygen to the blood, muscles tense preparing for action and senses become more acute (hearing more sensitive, pupils enlarge and smell is sharper).

Enjoying the Parade with Wee Ones

If you're planning to spend an afternoon at the Mal's St. Paddy's parade with small children, you probably want to do some planning. Here are some suggestions of the things you might need to keep the whole family happy.

Parade Recovery Tips

Many folks consider the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade the best day of the year in Jackson, and we all want to make the most of it. However, after all the revelry, the next day can leave you with regrets (or at least a headache). Here are 10 tips to help you recover from the fun.