Scheduling for Kids at Home

Creating a daily routine and having a list of activities to keep kids occupied helps provide the structure needed to be at home all day. Here are a few tips on creating a daily routine for your family and some fun activities that will exercise both mind and body. Create a routine that is realistic and […]

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Resources for Online Learning

Georgia Pre-K Resources Provided by GA Pre-K, they update the website every day with new activities. Plus, storytime, virtual field trips, and tips to making at-home learning successful. Scholastic at Home Learning Organized as a weekly calendar, this website provides learning resources divided by age group and grade. It provides interesting lesson plans and colorful, […]

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Smart Steps to Financial Literacy

A study with Gallup World Poll tested 15,000 adults on financial literacy. The study covered basic concepts such as interest rates, compounding and risk. The results of this study were alarming, 1 in 3 adults are financially illiterate.  Not surprisingly, studies show the typical American couple with children carries an average credit card balance of […]

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Do We Need a Protein Supplement?

By Adrienne Greenwalt of Lean Life Health Coaching in Columbus; Certified Health Coach, RN MSN, and mother of three It’s hard to walk through an aisle at the grocery store these days without seeing ‘now with PROTEIN!’ splashed across packages of bread, yogurt, cereal, ice cream and more. But is all this protein beneficial or even necessary? Protein […]

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Are they ready for a Smartphone?

Many kids assume that once they reach the tween years and enter middle school, they will be given a smartphone. However, parenting experts caution that just because your child is entering middle school, it does not mean he is ready for the responsibility of a smartphone. What to consider before giving your child his first smartphone […]

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Columbus Lions Return

The Columbus Lions are set to kick off their new indoor football season this spring at the Columbus Civic Center (initial April 17 start date has been postponed). The Columbus Lions games are a family-friendly outing that kids of all ages will enjoy. Indoor football is played on a padded floor and is 50 yards […]

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The annual Chattahoochee Valley March for Babies Walk

The annual Chattahoochee Valley March for Babies Walk is on April 25 (Event now virtual at www.marchforbabies.org/event/chattahoocheevalleyga) at Woodruff Park in Columbus. Join more than 450 people at this event that raises money for the organization’s programs. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the walk/run begins at 9:30 am. Lunch will be provided for participants and there […]

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Fieldwork – Columbus Botanical Gardens and Blanchard Elementary Collaboration

Muscogee County School District has had a longtime, unique collaboration with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Each fall, schools partner with local area businesses for Partners in Education (PIE). These partners in education work with the schools to improve academic performance, provide career opportunities, enrich life experiences, or develop and enrich faculty. This year, the […]

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