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Author: Dasha Peipon

Letter from the Editor: DeSoto March/April 2018

Hi, Parents & Kids! I’m so thrilled to meet you. My name is Dasha. I am originally from Ukraine (it’s in the heart of Europe, look it up on the map if you want!) and I moved to Mississippi with my family last fall. I’m a writer, an editor, a teacher and I’m the type of mom that never sits still. I’m thrilled to be the editor for DeSoto Parents & Kids Magazine and explore Mississippi together with you. Spring is finally here, and it’s filling hearts with joy and hope. Spring is a time for transformation, it’s a...

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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp

It’s both exciting and a little nerve-wracking: your child is going to summer camp. You know there will be lots of wonderful memories created, many sweet friendships made, new skills developed, fears conquered, talents explored. You will probably also be worried sick for your child, hoping and praying he is safe, warm, dry, surrounded by friends and having a good time. Here is a little guide to get you through this exciting, yet challenging experience. Programming for Success When preparing to send your child to camp, stay positive, and don’t make your child feel guilty for going. Avoid phrases...

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Letter From The Editor: Central MS March 2018

My friends in Jackson tell me this was the coldest winter in a long time, and they are longing for warmer days. You might be surprised when I tell you: this was the warmest winter of my life. See, I moved to Mississippi last fall. Until then, it was freezing temperatures, bundling up the kids in three layers of clothes, shopping for expensive outerwear and snow boots (pretty often, too – because I would look away for a second, and my kids would suddenly be a size bigger), thawing the car and scraping the ice off the windows, shoveling...

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