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    Single mom strong

    Since becoming a single mom six years ago, Theresa Frontz has managed the role by being in constant conversation with God. “It really is my faith that has gotten me through every day,” says Frontz, who lives in Gulfport with her children Nicholas, 18, and Mary, 13. “One of my favorite scriptures is ‘I can […]

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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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    Teen drug abuse:

    In the war on teen drug abuse, there’s good news and bad news. First, the good: The annual Monitoring the Future survey, released in December, found that use of some illicit drugs had either plateaued or declined. The survey, which polled 44,482 students from nearly 400 public and private schools nationwide, also showed a drop […]

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    Royalty runs in the family

    Sixteen years and one day after the Krewe of Diamondhead crowned her parents king and queen, Dinah Rhoades has resumed her family’s reign. On Dec. 8, the Krewe named Dinah Rhoades queen for 2019. In 2003, Chuck Garrison and his wife, Til Garrison, were one of the first husband-and-wife pairs to hold their king and […]

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    Blended families, BLENDED ASSETS

    In general, Mississippi’s statistics on marriage and divorce mirrors the nation’s average. Almost 50 percent of those who marry will divorce. What I find interesting, however, is that of the majority who get divorced, 80 percent go on to marry again for a second or third time. Of course, some do so after the death […]

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