Valentine’s Cookie Popcorn

Ingredients: 16 cups popcorn 16 oz candy coating 3 tbsp of cookie butter 1/2 cup candy melts 1/2 cup of M&Ms Sprinkles Directions: Pop your popcorn and place in a large bowl. Next, melt your vanilla candy coating in the microwave according to the package directions. Then add the cookie butter to the melted chocolate. […]

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Coaching your Child to Success

Coaching your child to success When kids engage in annoying behavior, such as destroying toys by taking them apart or trying to ‘boss’ siblings around, your first reaction might be to discourage the behavior. However, before you tell your child “Don’t do that anymore!” take a moment to consider that the annoying behavior may stem […]

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Spying Eyes of Smart Devices

During the holiday season, many families added a smart TV or a digital assistant to their household inventory of electronics. These smart devices allow you to use voice commands to place a call or to start streaming an episode of your favorite Netflix show without having to get off the sofa. However, there may be […]

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Expand their Palate and Knowledge with Cultural Food

Pizza, chicken tenders and french fries, it’s the diet for many American children. As parents, we often find ourselves in this complacency with our children’s palate. We allow them to eat the same fruits, veggies and meals day-after-day because it’s easier than arguing with them, and at least they’re fed, right? Expand your child’s palate by […]

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Enrolling in GA Pre-K

Although the 2020 school year seems awhile away, local schools are preparing their open enrollment for GA Pre-K. The Pre-K program is unique to our state and has many other states curiously watching to see the positive effects it has on Georgia students. Georgia is the first state to offer Pre-K to all children, not […]

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Saving for your Child’s Future

The start of a new year is the perfect time to review and update your family’s financial goals, including your plans for saving for your child’s future. Starting to save money early in your child’s life means the investments have more time to grow before he reaches adulthood, but it is never too late to get […]

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Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients 2 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with a fork all over 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons heavy cream 4 pieces of cooked bacon 4 large eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheddar thinly sliced chives salt and pepper Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place potatoes directly on oven rack in the center of the oven […]

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Do Your Kids Really Play?

By Joanne Cogle, CSCS, MS, owner of CrossFit CSG, local military spouse and mom to 7-year-old daughter Red Rover Red Rover, Tug of War, Double Dutch, Frozen Tag…where did those simple playground games go; simple playground games that simulated gross motor movements and playground camaraderie. They have long been replaced with indoor recess, video games […]

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Paper Plate Snowman

Supplies Paper Plates Medium Black Buttons Large Pink Buttons White Glitter Mod Podge Orange Puffy Paint Paint Brush Glue Gun Directions Hot glue your two black buttons towards the top middle of your paper plate for the eyes. Then hot glue your two pink buttons below the eyes and to the side for the cheeks. […]

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Meal Prep 101

When your family has a calendar full of after school activities and weekend events, planning healthy meals your family will enjoy eating can be a challenge. However, taking a few minutes each week to plan and research recipes that fit your schedule can save you time, reduce food costs and help your family eat healthy, […]

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