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June 2013

Date Night Ideas: Indie Memphis Concert     Film Series

07/16/13

Date Night Ideas: Indie Memphis Concert Film Series

Rock on with your honey. But schedule a sitter, since you won't want to miss Indie Memphis' popular rock concert movie series. They kick off their third year at the Levitt Shell this week with six-film series that spans bands from the 1960s to the 2000s. You'll catch a memorable performance from Queen this Thursday night as the series unfolds with Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest (1986). And never-before-seen footage of Memphis' own Big Star will be featured August 24th. It promises to be a rockin' eve. The show gets started at dusk (around 7:30 p.m.) and is free to the public.   INDIE MEMPHIS CONCERT FILM SERIES Thursday, July 18 — Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live in Budapest (1986) Saturday, July 27 - The Doors Live at...

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Tennis Camp For Kids & Teens

06/22/13

Tennis Camp For Kids & Teens

It's usually about now that kids start whining, "There's nothing to dooooo."    But they don't have to be planted in front of the tube all summer. Send them to tennis camp. Memphis Tennis is offering tennis camps that run week-to-week through July 25th, and are geared for children ages 5 to 18. The sessions run Monday through Thursday, from 8 to 11 a.m. The cost $25 to $75, depending on the camp location. Camp is designed for beginner and intermediate players. If your child has never tried tennis, he'll learn how to swing a racket, return a ball, and move around the court. With drills, games, and competetion, tennis is a fun game that can be a lifelong sport.  Register online at tennismemphis.org or call Ken Smith,...

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Swimming Safety Tips

06/19/13

Swimming Safety Tips

In the summertime, swimming is the go-to sport for kids. But they aren't always under your watchful eye. Kids might explore other bodies of water, too, such as an apartment complex pool, a creek, or lake where they can be at risk of drowning. That's why it's important to talk to them about water safety. The YMCA offers these tips.   POOL SAFETY • Never take your eyes off of your children in the water, even for a moment. • Appoint a designated water watcher so you know who is supervising children while in the water. • While supervising, stay alert and avoid distractions like reading or talking on the telephone. • Instruct children to never run, push, or jump on others in and around the pool. • Have your child...

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Products We Like: BabyGanics Sunscreen

06/13/13

Products We Like: BabyGanics Sunscreen

Splash parties are the best way to beat the heat of summer. But outdoor play requires a sunscreen that's strong enough — and safe enough — for your children's delicate skin. That's why we like BabyGanics Cover-Up Face and Body Sunscreen. With these specially formulated, mineral-based lotions and sprays, your kids can lather up and have fun in the sun and water. Their sunscreen is rated at SPF 50, which helps keep harmful UV rays at bay. And while it's gentle enough for baby's skin, it's strong enough for your skin, too. More importantly, these contain no PABA, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, nano-particles, or fragrances. What more could you ask for? Check out BabyGanics products here. Available at Babies R Us, Target, and Bed...

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Memphis Parent Is Live on Local News 24's Noonday Broadcast

06/12/13

Memphis Parent Is Live on Local News 24's Noonday Broadcast

I was the featured guest on Local News 24’s live noonday newscast on Tuesday, June 10th. The station, WANT-TV, is the ABC affiliate in Memphis (formerly WPTY). News Anchor Joy Lambert gave me a call on Monday, hoping I could weigh in on fun summer activities for families — as if!! Her request was perfectly timed, since our June issue highlights lots of fun places you can take your kids to get wet and play. It turns out Joy and her husband are also new parents, they have an 8-month-old son, so we had to do a little baby talk before getting down to business. We also touched on the news team's move to the new station — which is gorgeous.  Once Joy introduced me, the interview went smoothly. Her relaxed manner really makes you feel at home. I also enjoy...

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Kids Fishing Rodeo at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park June 8

06/04/13

Kids Fishing Rodeo at Meeman Shelby Forest State Park June 8

Grab your kid, a fishing rod, and have fun this Saturday! Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is hosting its Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 8, from 8 until 11 a.m. This free fishing day will be held at Poplar Tree Lake. Fishing is allowed from the bank only, and boats may only be used to cross the lake. Limited help from parents is encouraged and live or artificial bait may be used. Trophies will be awarded for the largest fish, the smallest fish, and the most fish for kids ages 0 to 7, 8 to 12, and 13 to 16. Lots of door prizes will also be awarded, as well as a drawing for the grand prize, a new bicycle. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at the park's Nature Center. Donations are appreciated and will go directly to support park services and events. Go here...

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