Christmas at Rock Ranch

This holiday season, enjoy a “Country” Christmas on the farm at The Rock Ranch, a 1,500 acre “agritourism” destination located an hour or less from Atlanta, Macon, and Columbus. Beginning Thanksgiving night, guests are invited to experience more than one mile of magical Christmas lights. In December, as Christmas gets closer, there are multiple Christmas […]

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Ringing in the New Year with the Kids

Holiday family traditions make memories and create a sense of belonging for the family members. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are the perfect opportunities to create new family traditions that can be a blend of the ones you grew up with and new activities you think your kids will enjoy. With a little […]

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Yoga – Shifting Their Focus

“Anything bad that’s happened to you I want to exit it out of your heads…A teacher made me upset, breathe in, breathe out, something happened that I did not like, breathe in, breathe out, someone did something to me unfairly…Deep breaths.” This is how yoga begins at St. Mary’s Elementary Magnet Academy in Muscogee County. […]

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Melted Crayon Ornament

Supplies: glass ornaments crayons pliers hairdryer Directions Instructions: First you need a bunch of peeled crayons in many different festive colors. Then, take off the top of the glass ornament, and put two or three small bits of crayon inside each ball. We found less crayon wax was better, since it doesn’t take much to coat […]

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2019 Gift Guide

Finding the perfect gift for the special person in your life isn’t always easy. Oftentimes, we have that one special recipient we just can’t check off our list. What do you get for the person who wants for nothing? You get them something they never knew would improve their everyday life! Check out some of […]

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Not-So-Typical Christmas Celebrations

Are you tired of the same ‘ol Christmas activities every year? Does the obligation of gifts for everyone intimidate you to the point of declining invites? Do you dread the 24th and 25th because it involves a trip to every family member’s house in less than a 48-hour period? You are not alone. This holiday […]

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Importance of Winter Outdoor Play

In the winter months, the reduced number of hours of daylight and chilly temperatures can make it more difficult to ensure kids get at least an hour to play outside each day. However, there are multiple ways in which kids benefit from playing outdoors in the winter that make it worth putting aside time for […]

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Santa’s Fantastical: A Holiday Experience in Atlanta

We experienced a night of wonder and merriment at Atlanta’s holiday pop-up Santa’s Fantastical. My four-year-old described it as a visit to the North Pole. This indoor attraction offers interactive photo booths, games, a stage show and visitations with Santa and a bunch of adorable North Pole characters. From the moment you walk-in, you’re transported […]

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Pumpkin Dessert Dip

Ingredients: 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree 1 tub (8 ounces) whipped topping, thawed Directions: Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.  Continue to mix. Slowly add in whipped topping.  Mix until well combined. […]

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Leaf Globe

Ingredients Large Mason Jar Glycerin Fall Foil Leaf Confetti Tree Branch from your backyard Hot Glue Gun Water Directions: Collect a small tree branch or twig from your yard. Make sure it’s clean, without peeling pieces of bark that might cloud up your bottle. Trim the tree branch to fit inside your mason jar. Test […]

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