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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Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients 2 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and pricked with a fork all over 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons heavy cream 4 pieces of cooked bacon 4 large eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheddar thinly sliced chives salt and pepper Preheat oven to 400˚F. Place potatoes directly on oven rack in the center of the oven […]

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Do Your Kids Really Play?

By Joanne Cogle, CSCS, MS, owner of CrossFit CSG, local military spouse and mom to 7-year-old daughter Red Rover Red Rover, Tug of War, Double Dutch, Frozen Tag…where did those simple playground games go; simple playground games that simulated gross motor movements and playground camaraderie. They have long been replaced with indoor recess, video games […]

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Paper Plate Snowman

Supplies Paper Plates Medium Black Buttons Large Pink Buttons White Glitter Mod Podge Orange Puffy Paint Paint Brush Glue Gun Directions Hot glue your two black buttons towards the top middle of your paper plate for the eyes. Then hot glue your two pink buttons below the eyes and to the side for the cheeks. […]

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Meal Prep 101

When your family has a calendar full of after school activities and weekend events, planning healthy meals your family will enjoy eating can be a challenge. However, taking a few minutes each week to plan and research recipes that fit your schedule can save you time, reduce food costs and help your family eat healthy, […]

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Workout Myths

There are some exercise myths that seem to persist, even when there is no scientific evidence that supports them. Here are a few that could get in the way of an effective workout or even be harmful. Doing a lot of crunches is healthy and will get rid of belly fat You can’t turn the […]

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Christmas at Rock Ranch

This holiday season, enjoy a “Country” Christmas on the farm at The Rock Ranch, a 1,500 acre “agritourism” destination located an hour or less from Atlanta, Macon, and Columbus. Beginning Thanksgiving night, guests are invited to experience more than one mile of magical Christmas lights. In December, as Christmas gets closer, there are multiple Christmas […]

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Ringing in the New Year with the Kids

Holiday family traditions make memories and create a sense of belonging for the family members. New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are the perfect opportunities to create new family traditions that can be a blend of the ones you grew up with and new activities you think your kids will enjoy. With a little […]

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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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Melted Crayon Ornament

Supplies: glass ornaments crayons pliers hairdryer Directions Instructions: First you need a bunch of peeled crayons in many different festive colors. Then, take off the top of the glass ornament, and put two or three small bits of crayon inside each ball. We found less crayon wax was better, since it doesn’t take much to coat […]

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