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September is National Literacy Month. Each year in September, the Leflore County MSU Extension and Altrusa International of Greenwood seek to recruit new Begin with Reader volunteers.

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Having a background in child development, I find it easy to use every opportunity to promote reading, talking and using objects in the environment to teach literacy to my 4-year-old.

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After returning last week from my summer home in England, a walk around the ’hood unearthed a surprising realization — what we call our classic Southern gardens are bedded with mostly beauties from afar. Floral immigrants, so to speak.

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When I think back to how I treated my parents during my teen years, I often cringe with guilt at how rude I was.

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As summer draws to a close, the Museum of the Mississippi Delta will offer a one-night pop-up exhibit featuring photographer Michael Ford with images from his book “North Mississippi Homeplace.”

As parents, we deal with car seats daily as we rush off to get our children to school. Child safety seats and booster seats may seem like a hassle, but it's important to know how to use them properly to protect children.

Many families have been busy preparing for the school year and buying new clothes, shoes, book bags and school supplies. And there’s many more expenses with school starting, such as school lunches, after-school snacks, fees for extracurricular activities — the list goes on and on.

For the past few weeks, I have been going through my food magazines, old recipe files and cookbooks. After discovering many recipes that I haven’t used lately or had forgotten about, I decided to double up this week on my recipe contributions.

I love to watch television. The moment I get up in the morning I turn on all the lights, televisions and open up the windows. I have my favorite things I like to watch but enjoy quite a variety of shows. This brings me to the subject of commercials. The average American watches over 24,000 c…

Whacking overgrown shrubs back hard, like changing diapers, needs doing occasionally and can be worrisome the first time. But it usually works out fine.

Several months ago, my children broke it to me that my granddaughter was going to summer camp. I immediately became sick at my stomach. My best friend, Kathy, and I went to summer camp when we were her age. We were miserable — I can’t even tell you how miserable we were. I promised the good …

All of us have heard the familiar phrase “Are we there yet?” from children who are bored from sitting for what they perceive as an endless amount of time in a vehicle or are so excited about their destination that they just can’t wait any longer.

Today I was thinking about how the life of a teacher changes during the summer months. It takes the first couple of weeks out of school to get accustomed to not being rushed. There’re no plans to make, no papers to grade, and you’re not constantly living by the clock.

I have a cellphone that I have with me all the time.  However, it is not attached to the end of my arm, and I do not look at it constantly. I don’t always immediately respond to a text.  My friends realize that now and just patiently wait until I happen to check my phone.

A study conducted by Michael Lamb of the University of Michigan found that children had similar reactions to separation from each parent. For instance, when their father left, the children would cry or complain just like when their mother left. Other research results indicate that children 7…

One of the first meals I ever ate in my husband’s home was lovingly prepared by his precious Mama. I was invited to attend church with his family and then stay for lunch. We had delicious roast, rice and gravy that was to die for. Also black-eyed peas, strawberry congealed salad and her home…

When we travel to the city of Jackson, I always pause when we leave the Lexington Square and pass a church on the outskirts of the town. I thoroughly enjoy reading the church’s marquee messages for the week. I don’t know who is responsible, but they never disappoint.

Do you struggle with worrying? Have you ever called yourself (or been called) a worry wart? Have you ever wondered how some people can live so seemingly carefree while you are almost always thinking and analyzing every possible thing that could happen?

Spring makes me want to get in the kitchen and cook.  There are so  many websites that I love to visit and get ideas for dishes to prepare.  Today I have three recipes that I have added to my recipe box as what we like to call “keepers.”

Easter Sunday lunch is one of the first spring meals that we prepare. Gone are the heavy meals, soups and chowders. We think about salad and vegetable dishes that are a lighter fare.