As I stood at the counter cutting up grapes for my toddler’s lunch, it dawned on me that I wasn’t doing so for him. He’s been eating whole grapes* for a while, so why was I going to the...
You may be wondering how Memphis Animal Services, a shelter that was euthanizing 70% of the pets in its care 10 years ago, has come so far—how we got to a place where last year we SAVED 90% of...
Have you ever found yourself thinking on a too cold, too hot, too rainy, too rambunctious day: "Dear Lord, why isn't there some indoor play space that has something for everyone, including me?" Well, your prayers have been answered....
Hello moms! One of the most frequently asked questions in our Community Groups is about Mommy & Me play groups or activities for moms with babies. We’ve compiled this list based on suggestions from moms in the community groups...
We're all looking for ways to be friendlier to the planet these days, and one major environmental problem is fast fashion or the manufacturing practice of rapidly producing clothing at a high volume to keep up with current trends. Usually...
High Point Climbing and Fitness is located at 21 N Humphreys Boulevard, tucked into that space west of Shelby Farms and north of Baptist Hospital, just off Walnut Grove. And once your children know it's there, they won't let...
Oh wait, it's also Valentine's Day? Eh. Give me a book holiday focusing on literacy any day! Started just last year by a bookstore in Chicago, National Black Literacy Day focuses on building upon the concept that “Literacy is Freedom”...
Motherhood has taught me lots of life lessons over the past 7 years. Topping the list are lessons in humility, flexibility, and preparation (extra clothes in the diaper bag for the WIN!). Motherhood also taught me one lesson I never would...
I have lived in the United States for 10 years. If you've been following my posts, you already know that my hometown is across the ocean, in the Netherlands. Because of the pandemic, I hadn't been back home until...
The Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is located in downtown on N Second Street Memphis at the site of the Burkle Estate. Handicap accessible and featuring guided tours all year long, it's a lesser known Memphis attraction that shouldn't...

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Ice Cream and Popsicles and Snowcones… Oh My!

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Summer has arrived, and it's time for some fun in the sun! Along with sun, who else is ready for cold treats: ice cream,...