June 2024 Issue

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Welcome to Auburn-Opelika Parents!

🌟 This month, we are excited to feature our Family Newcomer’s Guide, designed specifically for families who have just moved to town. In this guide, you’ll find our top picks to help your family connect with the community. We’re here to support you as you settle into your new home. 🏑

Student & School Spotlights June

Student Spotlights – June 2024

Every month we compile a list of students and schools doing great things across our community.Β  We have so many talented students in our area.Β  Greater Pensacola Parents joins with [...]
Mom to Mom June

Mom to Mom with Katherine McKenzie

Tell me about you! Katherine: I am originally from Monroeville, a small town known as the literary capital of Alabama. I am bilingual because my mother is Costa Rican, and […]

Dinner's Ready AOP June

Dinner’s Ready: Amy Tatum’s Crockpot Salsa ChickenΒ 

As a full-time working woman with two active kids, Amy Tatum tries to keep her dinner options simple. It may be June but she still reaches for the good old […]

From the Publisher AOP June ()

From the Publisher – June 2024

Let me be one of the first to officially welcome you to the Loveliest Village on The Plains! You have chosen a wonderful place to work, raise your family, and […]

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Ways to Amp Up Creative Family Fun

9 Ways to Amp Up Creative Family Fun

Are you simultaneously excited about and dreading summer? If so, make the most of all of the unstructured, non-scheduled time your kids will soon be spending at home…or summer may […]

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How Social Media is Shaping Your Children

Our children, no matter what age, soak up everything.  They are sponges that absorb their friends, celebrities, social media, television shows, and movies.  For the most part, mature adults can […]

teens and screens

Unplugged and Liberated Re-Entry is Hard!

Β I took 30 days off of social media.Β  Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, I decided to take what felt like a bold step and disconnect.Β  In the spirit of full transparency […]

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Telling the Algorithm to Kiss Off

I was watching my son scroll his social media the other day and he was β€œliking” almost everything he saw. Sharing. Saving. Sometimes commenting. At that point, I realized how […]

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What’s Your Parenting Style? (And Which Style is Best)

Psychologists Baumrind, Maccoby, and Martin used observations and interviews to identify parenting styles. The researchers assessed disciplinary strategies, communication styles, displays of nurture and warmth, and expectations of maturity and […]

meeting kids where they are April

Avoid Making Assumptions

When was the last time you examined any assumptions you have made about your children? If you have not done this recently, follow the advice of Alan Alda, who said, […]

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