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    Making it work

    By Rob Stinson My wife, Paige, and I have been married for 25 years. In today’s stressful world, our marriage has faced many challenges. I believe the essence of a successful, long-term relationship is what I call C and C: Compromise and Communication. My father always told me, “Never go to bed with an argument […]

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    Daddy’s girls

    As a husband and father of three girls, John Fitzhugh is used to being outnumbered. That’s not to say the Jackson native, who has lived on the Coast for over 30 years, minds being the only man in his household. “I’m in touch with my feminine side,” says Fitzhugh, a professional photojournalist. “I let my […]

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    Stop cyberbullying

    In the past, bullying stopped at the school door. Today, as parents and teachers are all too aware, it can follow their child home. As social media grows and technology evolves, students become increasingly vulnerable online. Tellingly, a recent C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health showed bullying and cyberbullying topped parents’ list […]

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    Tiger to the rescue

    She’s by all accounts a very good girl — and in several instances, a lifesaver. Tiger, a three-year old shepherd mix, had been awaiting a forever home for months when she was adopted through the Humane Society of South Mississippi. When Karla Patterson-Bryant and her daughters took Tiger into their Biloxi home in March of […]

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    Iconic musing

    Rhiannon Owens’ mom has joked that her daughter got her artistic start in a highchair, finger-painting with her food. Family members also say the D’Iberville resident’s talent is hereditary, passed down from a dad with a knack for drawing. “As an only child, my imagination kept me out of trouble,” Owens recalls. “I would sit […]

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    Forever family

    Photos by Brandi Stage When others tell Sasha Bledsoe they never could be a foster parent — that she and her husband are somehow special — she begs to differ. “(Foster children) don’t need perfect parents; they just need a parent that’s willing to love them,” says the stay-at-home mom of two, “and loving a […]

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