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Happy Hallow-teen!

October is upon us, and with it comes Halloween! Traditionally, Halloween safety is considered in terms of younger children, trick-or-treating, and supervised school parties. However, Halloween is not just for the little ones. You may find your teenager wants to help decorate the house. They may want to go trick-or-treating or go to a Halloween […]

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Mom to Mom with Brittany Curry

The autumn season is here! What are some things your family looks forward to this time of year? BC: My favorite seasons are spring and summer, so I really have to psych myself up for this time of year. That being said, I do LOVE Auburn football, so that is a favorite fall tradition for […]

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How to Foster Healthy Sibling Relationships

As a mom of six kids, I have  witnessed my fair share of  sibling disagreements. I have also had the pleasure of witnessing the heart-melting moments when  siblings stick up for each other, cheer each other on, and generally love being together. While sibling fights are normal and even healthy, as kids learn to work […]


8 Ideas for Fall Theme Walks to Explore Your Neighborhood

Fall is the perfect time of year to get outside. And what better way to experience all the season has to offer than by taking a walk? Walking is fun and easy, plus it provides a boost to your physical and mental health. Going on a walk with your kids lets them notice new things […]


Countdown to College: Tips to Help Students Find Their Fit

The high school road to college may seem like four of the most challenging years families face. There are deadlines, tough financial choices, and parents and children don’t always agree on colleges. If that isn’t stressful enough, every year there are tasks that high school students should be checking off their to-do lists. How do […]


Words Matter… Even Online!

Words matter. They are the corner­stone of our everyday lives. What we say and how we say it has so much impact on our lives and the lives of others. Words are an inexhaustible resource. They have started and stopped wars. They influence how we think and what we believe. No matter the language, words […]


Teacher of the Month:  Hope Shirah, Ashford Elementary

Transitioning a student from kindergarten to first grade should not be taken lightly. It is a pivotal right of passage for so many six-year-olds as they genuinely begin to establish their independence and individuality. There is no better teacher for many Ashford Elementary parents to handle this critical milestone than Mrs. Hope Shirah. “This is […]


Emotionally Healthy Parents Do These Things

One of the greatest tragedies in our society is that we do not require more educa­tion for marriage or parenting. Two of the hardest jobs anyone will ever have are being a spouse and/or a parent. Both roles are full of challenges and rewards. Doing these jobs well requires a great deal of emotional health. […]


Is It a Loan, or Is It a Gift?

We have $15,000 in credit card debt. My husband works very hard, but only makes about $25,000 a year. We’re also living in a very old trailer right now, and I stay at home with our newborn. My dad told us he is willing to pay off our debt if we agree to get financial […]


Student Spotlights October ’22

Every month we compile a list of students doing great things across the River Region.  We have so many talented students in our area.  River Region Parents joins with their families and schools to celebrate their achievements! Ozark City Schools Career Academies The Alabama Power Business Academy offers students industry recognized credentials in Microsoft Office. [...]
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