Fall Festin’ at Home

Even though some fall events may not be able to occur this year, you can encourage your kids to still get moving and enjoy the outdoors by creating your own fall festival at home. Here are some ideas for a fun, fall-themed afternoon in the backyard. Pumpkin Planter Visit one of the pumpkin patches from […]

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Inspire the Love of Veggies with Gardening

One question I hear over and over from parents is: “How can I get my child to eat more vegetables?” Helping our kids build strong bodies and healthy immune systems can seem tricky if you’re dealing with a picky eater, especially as we all try to adjust to this “new normal.” One way we can […]

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Taming the Terrible Twos

Parents often view the deviant behavior associated with the ‘terrible twos’ as an inevitable part of their child’s transition from infancy to toddlerhood. However, according to a study published in May by researchers at the University of Cambridge, making adjustments to your parenting style during early toddlerhood may help reduce the negative behaviors at age […]

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And Inside Look at: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

In 2012, Luke Mickelson’s kids were bored over Christmas break, the new Christmas gifts were not cutting it. So, Mickelson, of Kimberly, Idaho, decided to do a service project. He grabbed some wood from his shed and his family built a bunk bed. Afterward, he went to his church to find someone in need. One […]

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Summer Fun on the Farm is Back at the Rock Ranch

This summer, the Rock Ranch, a 1,500-acre cattle ranch located about an hour from Columbus, is offering the opportunity for families to visit and enjoy fun farm activities and the ranch’s beautiful scenery. The ranch is open to the public on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Adam Pugh, general manager of the Rock Ranch, […]

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Highlight on Columbus Junior Cotillion

Does your child know how to set a table? How to hold a fork and knife correctly? How about the confidence to introduce his/herself to someone new? Do they look people in the eyes when speaking and put their device away when eating? Do they feel comfortable and confident in social situations? Columbus Junior Cotillion, […]

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Local Summer Learning Options

Enrolling kids in summer learning activities help keep their academic skills sharp and prepare them to enter the next grade in the fall. Parents in the Chattahoochee Valley who are seeking summer learning opportunities for their children have a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities to choose from. BTG Learning 3100 Gentian Blvd, #121, Columbus […]

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Diet Talk Could be Harmful to Kids

By Melissa Reid, MS, RDN, Indulge in Nutrition “Does this make me look fat?” “I have to start a new diet before swimsuit season.” “I need to lose weight.” We have all said these phrases before without considering their potential impact on our kids. Our kids are like sponges, soaking up everything they hear. When […]

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Project Linus, Giving Comfort Through Blankets

If you enjoy crafting, the Columbus chapter of Project Linus has a volunteer opportunity for you. Project Linus is a non-profit organization that, as the name suggests, seeks to provide comfort to kids in need by giving them gifts of donated handcrafted blankets and afghans. In the past seven years, the Columbus chapter of Project […]

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