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The Librarian Recommends: 'Lola Loves Stories'

The Librarian Recommends: 'Lola Loves Stories'

by Coastal Mommies... on Sun, 09/26/2010 - 5:56am

"Lola Loves Stories"

Written by Anna McQuinn. Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

Ages 2 to 5

Mom Knows Best: Michelle Brannen

Mom Knows Best: Michelle Brannen

by Cate Mafera on Wed, 09/15/2010 - 9:14am

Michelle Brannen, 48, of Savannah, talks about raising her three children. Also, watch as she discusses the process of becoming a foster parent.

Click play below.

Family Relationships: Peer problems can mean different things to a teen

by Michelle Aycock on Mon, 09/13/2010 - 7:16am

Q. My 14-year-old daughter is trying to fit in with a group of kids that I feel are a bad influence. We have had a good relationship in the past, but her new friends are already getting into trouble and she is following right with them. How can I get her to stop hanging out with this bad crowd?

A. Teens may give in to peer pressure for many different reasons. Peer pressure can have a positive or a negative influence on kids.

Affordable Smocked Clothes with Coastal Themes

Affordable Smocked Clothes with Coastal Themes

by savannahjacks on Thu, 09/02/2010 - 1:14pm

Savannah Jack's now has original smocked children's clothes at affordable prices.

All outfits have coastal themes and cheerful colors.

Come check them out!

www.savannahjacks.com

Family Relationships: Alert parents can ease potential problems at school

by Michelle Aycock on Tue, 08/24/2010 - 7:14am

Q. "Last year my son had numerous problems at school with misbehaving. He was put in detention several times for not listening to his teacher. I am worried that this behavior will begin again this year. What can I do?

A. Some students have gone back to school and others will do so within a couple of weeks.

In school, it is inevitable that some children will exhibit behavior problems. These problems might include disruptive talking in the classroom, name-calling or fighting.

Family Relationships: Household chores should be a shared responsibility

by Michelle Aycock on Mon, 08/16/2010 - 6:10am

Q. "I am having problems getting my husband to help around the house. We have two kids, and I feel like I do all the housework, take care of our kids and work a full-time job. Whenever I try to talk to him, he just ignores me. How can I get him to listen to me and help around the house?"

Local Top 10: Recommended reading for kids

by Coastal Mommies... on Sun, 08/15/2010 - 5:42am

Youngest readers (Ages 4 to 8)

1. "How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long

2. "Spencer's Savannah" by Spencer and Mom

3. "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman

 

Young readers (Age 7 to 12)

1. "Jokelopedia" by Illana Weitzman

2. "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli

3. "Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster

 

Older readers (Ages 9 and older)

1. "Alas, Babylon" by Pat Frank

Mom Knows Best: Melissa Brown

by Cate Mafera on Wed, 08/11/2010 - 11:50am

On this week's Mom Knows Best, 33-year-old Melissa Brown talks about raising her 3-year-old son.

Press play below to watch.

Are you a mom that wants to be featured on coastalmommies.com? Contact me at cate.adams@savannahnow.com.

Young readers: The Librarian recommends

Young readers: The Librarian recommends

by Coastal Mommies... on Sun, 08/01/2010 - 5:52am

"Lots of Spots"

Written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

Ages: 4 to 8

The
author/illustrator of "Planting a Rainbow," "Feathers for Lunch" and
"Oodles of Animals" has released another wonderful picture book.

"Lots
of Spots" is filled with her creative, innovative, multi-textured,
multi-hued collage art depicting different animals who have spots.

The
text is rhythmical, charming and humorous. ("There's no dispute, Goat's
face is cute, But its horns can hit, Right where you sit.") What's not
to love?

Enjoy free food and family fun at National Night Out

Enjoy free food and family fun at National Night Out

by Cate Mafera on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 9:39am

Garden City National Night Out
5-8 p.m. Aug. 3, Gaster Lumber Building. Ga. 21 and Smith Ave. Garden City. The event features The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile, Gnate the Gnat and members of the Sand Gnats baseball team, the band Chief and the Home Wreckers as well as numerous law enforcement, military and fire displays. Free hot dogs, nachos, snow cones and soft drinks will be provided. Admission: Free. For information, call 912-966-7777.

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