Kool Aid Sherbet

Ingredients 1 pkg Kool-Aid mix, any flavor 1 cup sugar 3 cups milk DIRECTIONS In a large bowl, whisk together all three ingredients until sugar and Kool-Aid mix is dissolved. Pour into a shallow dish, cover and then place in the freezer for about 2 hours, or until mostly set. Place the partially frozen sherbet […]

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Exploring the Outdoors

Exploring the Outdoors Did you know today’s children spend half as much time outside as their parents did? Most researchers find technology is to blame for this cultural shift. Outdoor play, however, is imperative to your child’s development. A study with the National Wildlife Foundation found children who play outdoors experience less anxiety, lower rates […]

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Should you try intermittent fasting?

For many who would like to lose weight, the intermittent fasting (IF) method sounds appealing. On the non-fasting days, you can eat a normal, healthy meal with no restrictions on calories, and on the fasting days, the limited food you are allowed to eat is simple and quick to prepare. What is a fast and […]

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Soapbox Racing in the Chattahoochee Valley

The soapbox derby is an American tradition dating back to 1934. The name “soapbox” originated from children using wooden soap crates for their vehicles. Young builders would use parts destined for the trash, such as sheet tin or old stroller wheels to create their racing machines. Although today’s soapbox cars are made with standardized wheels and […]

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Moms, We’re Imperfect, and it’s Okay!

By Kimberly Blaker As moms, we all know Albom’s statement is unequivocally true. We feel it through and through from the moment our children are born until we take our last dying breath. Our love for and devotion to our kids shines through in daily selfless acts of caring for and raising our kids and […]

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Flower Seed Bombs

Supplies Seeds Colorful Paper Silicone Mold Blender Directions Tear the paper in small pieces. Soak the paper in water for about 15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and place the paper in a blender and blend until it is a pulp consistency. Squeeze out any excess water out of the pulp. Fill the molds up […]

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Let the Rumpus Begin for a Wild Library Event!

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is coming to the Columbus Public Library this spring.  Celebrate the Brooklyn, New York illustrator and author who sparked imaginations and a love for wolf suits since 1963. Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition, 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons presents original drawings by the legendary author and illustrator of Where the Wild […]

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Self-Care Can’t Replace a Village

By: Anonymous Columbus Mom When you get home, take a long, hot bath with a glass of wine.” I’ve heard these suggestions before, self-care after a trying day of parenting. These well-meaning suggestions usually come from moms who have a support system; in-laws who pick their child up from school, a sister who hosts dinner […]

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Valuing Differences

Teaching kids to accept and value the differences in the people in their community starts at home. Beginning at an early age, parents can lay the foundation for kids relating to others in the community from an inclusive perspective, rather than labeling those who may be different by race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.  Valuing […]

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