DIY STRING ART: Ice Cream Cone

String art has become a big thing in home decor lately, and it’s no wonder! It’s such a cute idea that lets your kids make something they can treasure for years to come.   Supplies for DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone painted wood board (approx 5.5”x 13”) wire nails embroidery floss hammer DIRECTIONS Start […]

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Simplify Your Morning Routine

Getting the family out the door on time every morning is no small feat. Seemingly simple tasks like getting dressed, packing backpacks and making breakfast can quickly turn into chaos. Before you know it, you’re running late and the kids haven’t even eaten as you dash to the car. Stop dreading the stressful start to the day […]

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Favorite Christmas Apps

Looking for some free christmas apps? We’ve got a list of some of our favorites: NORAD Tracks Santa Each Christmas Eve I waited for the weatherman to report updates on Santa’s current location. With the NORAD Santa tracker, you can provide real-time updates at any time.  The app also provides a countdown to Christmas. iOS […]

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Santa Appearances in Columbus, GA

Regular Santa Appearances The Landings: Friday & Saturday Nights 6-9PM Columbus Park Crossings: 11AM – 4PM every Saturday Callaway Gardens/Fantasy in Lights: Every evening Hollywood Connection:  Call for Santa’s hours Peachtree Mall: Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12PM – 8PM Sunday: 12PM – 6PM Special Hours: 12/15 – 12/23: 9AM – 9PM 12/17 Hours: 11AM […]

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House Safety During The Holidays

During the holiday season, homes are decorated with lights and, at the same time, space heaters are brought out for extra heat and extra cooking appliances are plugged in to prepare food for holiday dinners. Here are some tips on how to prevent electrical fires and power up everything safely.  Check the power cords and the plugs on your decorations to make sure they are intact […]

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Finding the Perfect Gift

Finding the right gift, the one that doesn’t get forgotten in a drawer or buried in the closet, can be time-consuming and frustrating for parents. In fact, surveys have shown that up to two-thirds of the presents we give our kids aren’t wanted or valued by them. Here’s a gift idea that has lasting value. […]

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Winter Wonderland Sparkly Icicles

Whether you want to decorate a window or a nook in your house, or you want to hang these from your tree, these easy little crafts are sure to put a twinkle in your eye. Supplies for Winter Wonderland Sparkly Icicles: Aluminum Foil Silver Cord Thread Glue Blue And White Fine Glitter DIRECTIONS Start by cutting […]

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Peppermint Crunch Fudge Squares

Ingredients for Peppermint Crunch Fudge Squares:  1 bag Candy Cane Kisses (about 30 pieces) ½ cup Andes peppermint baking chips 1 cup sugar ½ cup heavy cream ½ tsp. salt ½ cup butter 1 bag white chocolate chips 1 small tub Marshmallow Fluff Directions: Peeling the wrappers off the kisses and cut them into fours and […]

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Cost of Being A Mom

When my kids were younger and I stayed at home to care for them, every waking hour was full of mom duties such as changing my baby’s diapers, chasing a toddler and homeschooling a preschooler. Having the privilege of staying at home and caring for my kids was priceless and I enjoyed it. However, there […]

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Tips for Homeschooling from a Columbus, GA Mom

When we decided to home school our preschooler and our kindergartner, I felt just as lost as if someone had left me in the wilderness without a map. Which curriculum to buy? Which one has the best way to teach reading and math, especially when my kids had very different learning styles? I needed to […]

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