Everything You Wanted To Know About the Magazine

By now you know that we are going to have a print edition of Growing Up Maury. We want to tell you a little more about what to expect and when to expect it. First, what should you expect? In every issue we will plan including the following: Letter From the Editor Parenting and Family Advice Column Kids Talk about Various Topics (this could be something kids have written to

Teacher Christmas Gifts: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Hilarious

“The best gifts I receive as a teacher are those from the heart.. Something as simple as a handwritten note or drawing. Target gift cards don’t hurt either! ????” “The best gift I ever got was a collection of stories of my third graders first impressions of me and how they had changed.” “The best gift I have ever been given as a teacher was a sack lunch that one

Thank You

Dear Readers, Kelly, Dana and I could not let this seasons of Thanksgiving go by without expressing our gratitude for all the support and love we have felt since the launch of Growing Up Maury. When Kelly mentioned the idea of a community calendar we never dreamed it would become what it is today.  Very soon we asked Dana to join us and three of us have been so blessed

Exciting NEWS!!!!

We have exciting news to share, and we just can’t hold onto it any longer. This little bird is getting ready to fly it’s nest thanks to YOU – the readers. Coming in Spring of 2018, you’ll have the first print edition of Growing Up Maury in your hot little hands. This team couldn’t be more thrilled!   And there’s more, you can be part of the experience! Your business can

Review of The Engagement Plot

The Engagement Plot is a fun, vivid, light, airy, romantic, splendid and often hysterical ride through the adventures or should I say misadventures of Hanna and William. And boy did their love story begin as a misadventure. The Engagement Plot is Krista Phillips at her Christian romantic comedy best. I worried as I began the advanced reader copy of this book because I am not a fan of reality show

Is Your House Ready For Halloween Visitors?

One of the best parts of celebrating Halloween is welcoming adorable “trick-or-treating” kids. To make it the best night for everyone, there are several things you can do to be a safe, fun house for those special guests: Make sure your house is well-lit and free of trip hazards. If you plan to give out treats, make sure your home has plenty of lighting so that children and parents or

Domestic Violence: A Story of Freedom

Note from the Growing Up Maury Team: The author of this article has chosen to withhold her name for reasons of safety and privacy. Those reasons are clear to all who have known anyone who has dealt with domestic violence.  If you personally know this  author, please do not mention her name in any of the comments or shares.  She is brave and amazing, and we are so thankful she

October Contest

We here at Growing Up Maury love us some Fall. Pumpkins, leaves changing colors, hot coffee or cocoa, roasted marshmallows, the fun costumes and festivals. We’ve been sitting around campfires, baking apple desserts and pumpkin treats, and wishing for a cold snap. . .even if the weather is not cooperating with the season. So, we are hosting another contest, because we want to see how you celebrate Fall in middle

Books For Young Readers

  Preschool AND EMERGING READERS Growing Up Maury was given a free, advanced copy of each book by NetGalley. The only expectation is an honest review. To purchase a book click on the link after each review. A portion of the proceeds made by the sale of these books will be donated to the relief efforts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie. I Love a Book by Joe Rhatigan is

Coloring Contest

  We are excited to host our first contest for the kids in Maury County! Fall will be here and we want to celebrate! Kids 0-18 are invited to color our Scarecrow or Fall foliage and send them to us to be entered for a prize to be announced very soon  – Muletown Roasted Coffee has donated a t-shirt to be awarded to the winner! Take a picture or scan your kid’s colored page