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    Let little ones help prepare holiday dishes

    Kids literally make the holidays. Bring them into the kitchen and help take the stress out of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa celebrations. They are eager to learn and can participate in more preparations than parents or grandparents realize. Children as young as 3 can fetch ingredients from the pantry or refrigerator. Such tasks help […]

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    The difference-maker Vicki Rosetti-Applewhite helps businesses prosper

    Despite her 20-plus years as a highly regarded professional, Vicki Rosetti-Applewhite admits to moments of insecurity. “Like a lot of women, there have been times that I have doubted my worth,” says the Gulf Coast native, owner of Core Strategies powered by Sales Xceleration. “Maybe fear of failure or fear of measuring up to others’ […]

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    Spend a day in Ocean Springs

    First-time visitors and long-time residents alike may use many of the same terms to describe Ocean Springs. Anyone who has walked oak-lined Washington Avenue can attest that the “City of Discovery” has a special quality that sets it apart from even its closest neighbors. Ocean Springs could accurately be described as the creative heart of […]

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    The backstory: Magazine on a mission

    Readers have grown accustomed to its glossy pages and glitzy covers, but Gulf Coast Woman’s beginnings were far from glamorous. “I put the kids in the car, and the magazines at the bottom of the stroller,” founder Angela Bruni recalls of her early distribution process. As a stay-at-home mom two decades ago, Bruni says she […]

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    Through thick AND thin

    We all have a “ride-or-die,” that friend who is “like a sister” — but what happens through hardship and horrific loss attests to true friendship … As Susan Diamond remembers it, her friendship with Leslie Purpura began before they’d even met. In fact, Purpura first grew close to Susan’s husband, Seth — whom she worked […]

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