Halloween Events & Fall Festivals in Columbus, GA area

October 5 Harry Potter Night at the Montgomery Zoo 7PM-10PM CDT October 6-7 Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Georgia 8AM-5PM October 6 Fall Fun in Waverly Hall 9AM-4PM October 6 Superhero Day at The Rock Ranch October 6 Barktoberfest at Animal Ark Rescue October 6 Mellow Movie Night featuring “Hocus Pocus” at Mellow Mushroom 6PM October […]

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Acorn Marble Necklace

Supplies Acorn Caps Marbles Hemp Cord Drill Glue gun with glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive Directions Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work. Cut as many 26″ to 32″ sections of hemp cord as you need for the number […]

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Cucumber Sushi

Ingredients 1 Cucumber 2 Slices of favorite cheese 2 Slices of deli meat: ham, turkey, chicken Handful of matchstick carrots Optional: sesame seeds, for garnish DIRECTIONS Slice cucumber into large ¾-1 inch thick slices (removing peel if desired). Hollow out center of cucumber using a melon baller. Leave about ½ inch of cucumber inside. Stuff […]

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5 Tips to Have Fun and Enhance Learning

According to the United States Department of Commerce, 65 percent of jobs for kids today don’t exist yet, which is why it’s important for them to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as those occupations are growing at a rate of 17 percent. This type of education increases science literacy, creates […]

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Business Highlight: Magnolia Heart Nanny Services

Life is busy.  As parents, we juggle our careers,  relationships,  our children ’s schooling, extra-curricular activities and more.  Often times our responsibilities exceed our physical availability and we need some help.  Nicole  Wrice, owner of Magnolia  Heart  Nannies,  experienced  feeling overwhelmed herself.    She  sought help but finding a nanny to accommodate her daughter,  who has seizures,  ADHD, and mild retardation, brought upon some obstacles.  “When  I’d try to hire a […]

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Homemade Dryer Sheets

Supplies Vinegar Sealable glass container Fabric scraps (or old dishtowels, old sheets, bed linens, t-shirts, etc) Your favorite essential oil Directions Cut some squares out of your fabric scraps. Use a pinking shear if you don’t plan on sewing or serging the edges. This will prevent most of the fraying. Mix up your DIY Softening […]

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Easy Baked Peaches

Ingredients 3 large ripe peaches 1 to 2 Tablespoons salted butter 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream and caramel sauce for serving Directions Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Slice peaches in half and remove the pit. Place in an oven-safe pan. Place a small piece (about 3/4 […]

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Should You Give Your Infants Probiotics

Probiotics are live,  ‘friendly’bacteria that may help promote a  healthy  digestive  system  and  immune  system  when  consumed.  These  microorganisms  are  similar  to  the  ‘friendly’  strains  of  bacteria  that  naturally  reside  in  your  digestive  tract.  Probiotics  can  either  be  consumed  in  food  or  taken  as  a  supplement.  It  is  a  common  practice  for  parents  to  give  kids  foods  like  […]

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Inside look at Columbus Figure Skating Coach: Robbie Przepioski

It’s uncommon to have an ice rink in the south, but Columbus has one. It’s even more uncommon to have a nationally ranked skater in the south, but Columbus has one of those too! His name is Robbie Przepioski and he is the director of the Columbus Figure Skating Academy. He began a little over […]

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How to Robot Proof Your Child’s Future Career

A recent study estimated that in the next two decades, about 47% of US jobs could be taken over by computers and robots. This Oxford University study titled ‘The Future of Employment’ authored by Michael Osborne and Carl Benedikt Frey, published in September 2013, analyzed how susceptible US jobs are to being taken over by […]

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