Halloween Events & Fall Festivals in Columbus, GA area

October 5 Harry Potter Night at the Montgomery Zoo 7PM-10PM CDT October 6-7 Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay, Georgia 8AM-5PM October 6 Fall Fun in Waverly Hall 9AM-4PM October 6 Superhero Day at The Rock Ranch October 6 Barktoberfest at Animal Ark Rescue October 6 Mellow Movie Night featuring “Hocus Pocus” at Mellow Mushroom 6PM October […]

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Sensory Friendly Show | RiverCenter Presents The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System

Columbus, Georgia – RiverCenter invites audiences to come aboard and prepare to explore the universe with TheatreWorks USA’s production of The Magic School Bus: Lost In The Solar System on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. The 10 AM performance is a special sensory-friendly performance, designed for children with special needs. “For this season, adding sensory-friendly […]

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The Rock Ranch | Fall Family Fun Days

Fall Family Fun at The Rock Ranch Begins Oct. 6 It’s time to celebrate Fall at The Rock Ranch. Located about an hour south of Atlanta, gates will open Oct. 6 for a 5-weekend seasonal event. In addition to this family fun destination’s offerings of more than 25 attractions, guests will enjoy additional entertainment during […]

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Acorn Marble Necklace

Supplies Acorn Caps Marbles Hemp Cord Drill Glue gun with glue sticks or E6000 Craft Adhesive Directions Play with your marbles and acorn caps to see which acorn caps will fit a marble. Not all acorn caps will work. Cut as many 26″ to 32″ sections of hemp cord as you need for the number […]

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5 Tips to Have Fun and Enhance Learning

According to the United States Department of Commerce, 65 percent of jobs for kids today don’t exist yet, which is why it’s important for them to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as those occupations are growing at a rate of 17 percent. This type of education increases science literacy, creates […]

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AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats for Children

Today, 8/30/2018, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated a recommendation for car seat safety, rear-face as long as possible. Previously the recommendation was rear-face until age 2. Many parents have already opted to rear-face until their child outgrows the seat for the safety benefits. The science behind it is simple. Majority of car crashes are […]

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Business Highlight: Magnolia Heart Nanny Services

Life is busy.  As parents, we juggle our careers,  relationships,  our children ’s schooling, extra-curricular activities and more.  Often times our responsibilities exceed our physical availability and we need some help.  Nicole  Wrice, owner of Magnolia  Heart  Nannies,  experienced  feeling overwhelmed herself.    She  sought help but finding a nanny to accommodate her daughter,  who has seizures,  ADHD, and mild retardation, brought upon some obstacles.  “When  I’d try to hire a […]

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Separation Anxiety in Older Kids

The tears, tantrums, and clingy behavior of toddlers when separating from their parents is a normal part of early childhood development. It can be a distressing stage for parents, but separation anxiety usually diminishes by age 3, as toddlers mature and learn to cope with transitions. However, for some kids, it can make a reappearance in the preschool and school age years.   Big changes in surroundings such as a move, a new sibling, or new […]

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Dangerous Apps for Preteens

Recently, teens have been moving beyond Facebook and Instagram to social networking apps that their parents probably have never heard of. Here are a few of the dangerous apps for preteens that every parent should be aware of.  Tinder:  This is a dating app that is notorious for being used by preteens and teens to speed up the dating process and quickly find hookups. The […]

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Inside look at Columbus Figure Skating Coach: Robbie Przepioski

It’s uncommon to have an ice rink in the south, but Columbus has one. It’s even more uncommon to have a nationally ranked skater in the south, but Columbus has one of those too! His name is Robbie Przepioski and he is the director of the Columbus Figure Skating Academy. He began a little over […]

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