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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Benefits of Taking your Child to a Theatre Event

Taking your child to a live show is known to have many more benefits than watching a movie or television episode. In fact, studies have shown live theatre provides your child with a lasting impression, children will reference to a character or moment for months to come. Increases Awareness of Emotions: Seeing a live show builds […]

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Making the Most of a Nature Walk with the Kids

What better way to spend quality time with your family and get in touch with nature than a fresh, invigorating walk in the woods, along a river, or the beach? What’s more, family hikes make for fun learning opportunities for kids and parents alike. A stone is a stone is a…mineral? Take an excursion along […]

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Hosting Friendsgiving

Being away from family can be a lonely affair, it’s an especially hard void to fill during the holidays. You have traditions you can’t recreate without your loved ones and meals that just never seem the same. This Thanksgiving, make the holiday your own with a Friendsgiving.  It’s thought the 90s sitcom “Friends” inspired the […]

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Hiking in Columbus, GA

You hear it all the time, kids aren’t spending enough time outdoors. It’s an astounding change in the upbringing of America’s children. Their parents spent everyday outdoors, sometimes dawn to dusk.  Today’s children often are too busy in structured activities and technology to experience finding a cicadid shell or collecting as many rocks as their shirt […]

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Two-Way Communication: One-Way to Success

Good communication between you and your child becomes invaluable as your child grows older and needs your support to navigate new challenges. Recent research suggests that when parents start establishing quality two-way communication with their kids during the preschool years, kids develop strong communication skills that lead to future success in careers and relationships. Parents […]

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Dancing Gummy Worms

Supplies: Gummy Worms Baking Soda Vinegar Cutting Board Sharp Knife 2 Clear Cups Directions: With a wet knife, cut the gummy worms in quarters, we cut 3 worms in 12 long, slender pieces. Measure 3 tablespoons of baking soda and stir into a glass filled with 1 cup of warm water. Mix worms into the […]

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Spooky Pretzels

Ingredients 12 pretzel rods 12 candy eyes (found near sprinkles and icing) 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or melting chocolate 1/8 cup chocolate chips DIRECTIONS Heat the chocolate chips in a tall glass or cup by microwaving for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted. Allow the chocolate to cool for 2-3 minutes. Dip one […]

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