What’s in your Easter Basket?

It’s likely your child will receive tons of chocolate and candy from school, grandma, and community egg hunts. This Easter, ask the Easter Bunny to leave your child some of these fun alternatives for a sugar-free holiday! Non-Food Goodies: Bath Bombs Matchbox Cars Garden Tools Bubbles Books DVDs Socks Bath Crayons Bubble Bath Bath Drops […]

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Car Seat Confusion: Georgia Car Seat Laws

The car seat safety guidelines are constantly updating with more research and development for the safety of your little ones. In the state of Georgia, the car seat laws are limited, stating children under eight years of age must ride backseat (as long as a lap and shoulder belt is available) in an approved child […]

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The Measles

Measles is a viral disease that is highly contagious and sometimes deadly. Due to the success of vaccination programs, it was declared eliminated from the US in 2000. However, each year there are small outbreaks transmitted by unvaccinated travelers (Americans or foreign visitors).  What are the symptoms of measles and why are complications so serious? […]

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Autism Myths

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects communication and social interaction and is often characterized by repetitive or obsessive behaviors. It is also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and the severity of the symptoms vary so greatly that it is hard to find two people affected by autism whose symptoms are exactly alike. […]

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United Cheerleading All Stars

Come be a part of the winning team at United Cheerleading! If you are looking for a program that will help you reach your fullest potential, then United is the right place for you. In United’s All-Stars program you will learn lifelong lessons such as TEAMWORK, SPORTSMANSHIP, and INTEGRITY. Our competitive record speaks for itself […]

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Taking Time Out

I remember my one-and-a-half-year-old testing all the boundaries. He knew exactly what “no” meant, but would still try to climb that shelf or open the fridge. After correcting and redirecting time-after-time with no results, I referenced one of my favorite reality shows, “Super Nanny,” for guidance and put him in a corner for timeout. He […]

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Graham Cracker Chicken

Ingredients 2 cups of fry oil 5 graham cracker sheets 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 pound chicken tenders honey, for drizzling DIRECTIONS In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or plastic bag with a rolling pin. Add […]

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Grandparents Who Cross The Line

Even before your child was born, you may have experienced the problem of grandparents who seem to consistently disrespect their boundaries. The situation can become even more difficult when it is your in-laws who are trespassing on your parental privileges. Here are some tips on how to gently, but firmly handle grandparents who have crossed […]

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Get Ready For Summer!

Many parents are concerned that over the summer, their kids will experience a setback in academic skills, often referred to as ‘summer learning loss.’ Finding a variety of summer camp programs that involve both recreation and academic learning opportunities disguised as fun can help prevent the ‘summer slide’ in math and reading skills. In addition, […]

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Discussing Depression & Anxiety

The National Alliance on Mental Illness found that one in 5 Americans are affected by mental health conditions. When you understand some of the misconceptions and how to appropriately communicate with someone who may be down or anxious, they will be less likely to feel the shame and fear that can often come along with […]

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