Sleepy Teens? How you Can help your Kids Sleep Better

A November 2019 study in the journal ‘Sleep’ found that most teens do not get the amount of sleep recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) on a regular basis. They recommend 8–10 hours of sleep each night for teenagers 13 to 18 years old. This is not too different from the 9 to […]

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10th Annual Kids Camp & Summer Fun Fair

EVENT UPDATE 3/12/20: Keeping in mind the health of our event partners as well as our potential attendees against the spread and contraction of the Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel this year’s Kids Camp Fair, scheduled for this Sunday at the National Infantry Museum. It is unfortunate because so much effort has already been […]

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1,2,3 Fish On! | Fishing in Columbus, GA

By: Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation If your kids are anything like mine, keeping them entertained probably feels like Mission: Impossible, especially when it comes to finding new family activities. One of my favorite ways to put a new spin on family time is with a traditional pastime that’s making a comeback — […]

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A Visit to Turntime Farms

I expected the typical small-town farm, cows all over the place, strong manure stench, chickens crowding the dirt roads. But when I got out of my hatchback at this Harris County farm, I could see some cows far in the distance, I couldn’t smell them. I saw rolling hills, no chickens, and I was greeted […]

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Valentine’s Cookie Popcorn

Ingredients: 16 cups popcorn 16 oz candy coating 3 tbsp of cookie butter 1/2 cup candy melts 1/2 cup of M&Ms Sprinkles Directions: Pop your popcorn and place in a large bowl. Next, melt your vanilla candy coating in the microwave according to the package directions. Then add the cookie butter to the melted chocolate. […]

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Coaching your Child to Success

Coaching your child to success When kids engage in annoying behavior, such as destroying toys by taking them apart or trying to ‘boss’ siblings around, your first reaction might be to discourage the behavior. However, before you tell your child “Don’t do that anymore!” take a moment to consider that the annoying behavior may stem […]

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Spying Eyes of Smart Devices

During the holiday season, many families added a smart TV or a digital assistant to their household inventory of electronics. These smart devices allow you to use voice commands to place a call or to start streaming an episode of your favorite Netflix show without having to get off the sofa. However, there may be […]

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Expand their Palate and Knowledge with Cultural Food

Pizza, chicken tenders and french fries, it’s the diet for many American children. As parents, we often find ourselves in this complacency with our children’s palate. We allow them to eat the same fruits, veggies and meals day-after-day because it’s easier than arguing with them, and at least they’re fed, right? Expand your child’s palate by […]

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Enrolling in GA Pre-K

Although the 2020 school year seems awhile away, local schools are preparing their open enrollment for GA Pre-K. The Pre-K program is unique to our state and has many other states curiously watching to see the positive effects it has on Georgia students. Georgia is the first state to offer Pre-K to all children, not […]

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Saving for your Child’s Future

The start of a new year is the perfect time to review and update your family’s financial goals, including your plans for saving for your child’s future. Starting to save money early in your child’s life means the investments have more time to grow before he reaches adulthood, but it is never too late to get […]

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