Yoga – Shifting Their Focus

“Anything bad that’s happened to you I want to exit it out of your heads…A teacher made me upset, breathe in, breathe out, something happened that I did not like, breathe in, breathe out, someone did something to me unfairly…Deep breaths.” This is how yoga begins at St. Mary’s Elementary Magnet Academy in Muscogee County. […]

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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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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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Let’s Grow SteamX Hosts Career & College Expo

At today’s Let’s Grow SteamX youth college and career expo over 70 exhibitors including colleges, large corporations, city assets, and local resources were on-site to teach students from 40+ schools about career opportunities and ways to succeed at your career goals. The event featured seminar classes on topics such as technology in film, women in […]

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Oakhurst Fall Daze

One of the top spots for a fall retreat in the Chattahoochee Valley is Oakhurst Farm’s Fall Daze. Located only a half-hour outside of Columbus, Oakhurst is your one-stop destination for fall fun. Fall Daze has the humble beginning of owner Morgan Marlowe’s father selling pumpkins off the back of his pickup truck. Eventually, the […]

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National Pumpkin Destruction Day at The Rock Ranch

It may be the first you heard of it, or you may celebrate and not even be aware. Pumpkin Destruction Day is a nationally recognized holiday. It’s the Saturday after Halloween dedicated to smashing, crushing and destroying gourds. “It is a legit holiday, an obscure one, but it is official on the books!” boasts Adam […]

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Highlight on Alley Cat Cafe: Coffee & Cattitude

It has been all the rage in Taiwan for decades, and over 80 of them have popped up in Japan, Cat Cafés. It is a place where you can start your day off with your favorite things, cats and coffee. Are you purrplexed? Do you think we are kitten you? It’s furreal. It is a […]

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Parents as Teachers

Oftentimes becoming a parent can leave one feeling overwhelmed. It is an ongoing joke that babies don’t come with “owner’s manuals.” The hospital workers hand you this bundle and send you on your way. If you didn’t babysit in the past or have younger siblings, you may feel clueless.  Luckily there is an organization in […]

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Finding “Just the Right” Books

Coaches and teachers provide instruction on the skills needed for success, but the individual must practice those skills in order to improve. If practice is fun, a person practices more and gets better faster. For reading, the same can be applied by finding high interest material written in our comfort zone. Those are called “just […]

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Optimizing their Playroom

If you are ready to bring order to the chaos in your toddler’s playroom by thinning out his toy collection, your plan has the support of scientific research. A research study recently published by the University of Toledo in Infant Behavior and Development found evidence that the quality of a toddler’s play improves when there […]

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