May 2024 Issue

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Mom to Mom May AOP

Mom to Mom with Leah Shope

You were a full-time teacher for over a decade. What made you decide to step back and take on a part-time teaching opportunity? Leah: I believe being a teacher is […]

Dinner's Ready AOP MAY

Dinner’s Ready: Briana Myles’ Jalapeño Cubed Venison

“One of my favorite gains from all the men in our home enjoying hunting is the freezer stock we get from it,” shared Briana Myles of Cussetta. “We have not […]

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From the Publisher – May 2024

May can be a very bittersweet time of the year. Schools and students begin their yearly countdown to the final school bell, signaling another successful year behind them. Families have […]

Student & School Spotlights May AOP

Student Spotlights – May 2024

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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teens and screens May

Telling the Algorithm to Kiss Off

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

dave says May

How to Know When You Should Offer Advice/Help

I’m worried about my younger brother, and I need some advice. He’s divorced and has a son, and lately, it seems like he only wants to be a dad when […]

Finding Purpose in an Empty Nest

Finding Purpose in an Empty Nest

My youngest child graduates from college this spring. For the life of me, I don’t know how that is possible. I am still trying to lose the baby fat from […]

Ways to Enjoy Summer with Your Teen

10 Ways to Enjoy Summer with Your Teen

Days are slipping away. We feel them through our fingertips like the sand our kids once played in. No matter how tight I clench my fist the sand keeps falling. […]

Self Care for Busy Moms

Self Care for Busy Moms

Moms, you are on the job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You take care of everyone: the kids, your spouse, the pets, maybe an elderly parent, your […]

Meeting Kids where they are

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 […]

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