Santa’s Fantastical: A Holiday Experience in Atlanta

We experienced a night of wonder and merriment at Atlanta’s holiday pop-up Santa’s Fantastical. My four-year-old described it as a visit to the North Pole. This indoor attraction offers interactive photo booths, games, a stage show and visitations with Santa and a bunch of adorable North Pole characters. From the moment you walk-in, you’re transported […]

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Pumpkin Dessert Dip

Ingredients: 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree 1 tub (8 ounces) whipped topping, thawed Directions: Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.  Continue to mix. Slowly add in whipped topping.  Mix until well combined. […]

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Leaf Globe

Ingredients Large Mason Jar Glycerin Fall Foil Leaf Confetti Tree Branch from your backyard Hot Glue Gun Water Directions: Collect a small tree branch or twig from your yard. Make sure it’s clean, without peeling pieces of bark that might cloud up your bottle. Trim the tree branch to fit inside your mason jar. Test […]

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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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Making the Most of a Nature Walk with the Kids

What better way to spend quality time with your family and get in touch with nature than a fresh, invigorating walk in the woods, along a river, or the beach? What’s more, family hikes make for fun learning opportunities for kids and parents alike. A stone is a stone is a…mineral? Take an excursion along […]

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Hosting Friendsgiving

Being away from family can be a lonely affair, it’s an especially hard void to fill during the holidays. You have traditions you can’t recreate without your loved ones and meals that just never seem the same. This Thanksgiving, make the holiday your own with a Friendsgiving.  It’s thought the 90s sitcom “Friends” inspired the […]

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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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Two-Way Communication: One-Way to Success

Good communication between you and your child becomes invaluable as your child grows older and needs your support to navigate new challenges. Recent research suggests that when parents start establishing quality two-way communication with their kids during the preschool years, kids develop strong communication skills that lead to future success in careers and relationships. Parents […]

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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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