Give the Gift of an Experience

Too often our kids are given items that get thrown to the side after a few minutes of play. Christmas gifts are the ultimate victims of this act. Your child can receive thirty new toys for Christmas, what is a child to do with so many new items? Throw them in a pile and move […]

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Santa Appearances & Holiday Events in Columbus, GA

Regular Santa Appearances The Landings: 12/1, 12/7, 12/8, 12/14, 12/15, 12/30 5PM-8PM Columbus Park Crossings: 11AM-4PM every Saturday Country Christmas Nights at The Rock Ranch December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 Callaway Gardens/Fantasy in Lights: Every evening Hollywood Connection:  Call for Santa’s hours Peachtree Mall: Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12PM-8PM […]

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Holiday Shopping Tips

Checking newspapers, flyers and emails for holiday savings can turn into a chore. When shopping this holiday season, don’t let the deals and steals overwhelm you. Use these tips to save while keeping a level head:   Get a head start on planning.  Websites such as BFads.net post-Black Friday flyers way before Thanksgiving. They also offer […]

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Ham & Cheese Cracker Dip

Ingredients 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 (8-oz) packages cream cheese 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese 8 oz diced precooked ham 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard 1/2 cup water DIRECTIONS Chop shallot (2 tablespoons). Place all ingredients in slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH for 50–60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until […]

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Volunteering in the Chattahoochee Valley

Volunteering is an excellent way to teach your kids important life skills. In addition, volunteering during the holidays helps promote an ‘attitude of gratitude’ in your household and takes your child’s mind off their holiday wish list. Volunteering Is For the Whole Family It is not only those who you help that benefit when you […]

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Do I want an Elf in My House?

Elves are appearing in homes all over America. Your child wakes up, rubs their tired eyes and is greeted by a mischievous elf who toilet papered their bedroom! Hilarious, right? Last holiday season I toiled with the idea of Scout the Elf for my then 2-year-old, but decided he wasn’t old enough. This year, he’s all […]

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Keepsake Handprint Hand Towel

Supplies Two white or cream tea towels Red, yellow, orange and dark brown fabric paint Paper plate Foam paintbrush Thin tip paint brush Directions Pour a quart size blob of each paint onto your paper plate. With your foam brush,  paint your child’s hand with red, yellow or orange paint. Press their hand onto the […]

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