Local Schools are Focusing on Emotional Intelligence

In 2014, Muscogee County School District received funding from Project AWARE. Project AWARE is a grant to help build systems for school-based mental health support services. With this funding, MCSD has implemented different positive behavioral interventions and supports services (PBIS) to increase social and emotional learning (SEL). Social and emotional learning is a process through […]

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Start Them Reading At Birth

By: Lani Kimbrough, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries The path to building a lifelong reader starts at birth. Reading with young babies plays an important part in their language development.  Plus, snuggling up with a book can also be relaxing for both you and your baby. Having your baby hear your voice while being held closely reassures […]

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Healthy Snacks for Kids

By: Joanne Cogle MS, owner of CrossFit CSG, local military spouse, mom, triathlete Good nutritional habits established early in development, combined with adequate physical activity, can reduce the risk of obesity, chronic diseases and promote a healthy lifestyle. That being said, mom-life typically means being on the go, all of the time! Dropping kids off at […]

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What is Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a neurological sleep disorder that usually first appears between the ages of 10 and 30. It is a rare disorder, only affecting about 1 in 2,000 people. Someone with narcolepsy can suddenly feel uncontrollably sleepy during the day, a symptom referred to as excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). These episodes can happen multiple times […]

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Sleepy Teens? How you Can help your Kids Sleep Better

A November 2019 study in the journal ‘Sleep’ found that most teens do not get the amount of sleep recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) on a regular basis. They recommend 8–10 hours of sleep each night for teenagers 13 to 18 years old. This is not too different from the 9 to […]

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1,2,3 Fish On! | Fishing in Columbus, GA

By: Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation If your kids are anything like mine, keeping them entertained probably feels like Mission: Impossible, especially when it comes to finding new family activities. One of my favorite ways to put a new spin on family time is with a traditional pastime that’s making a comeback — […]

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A Visit to Turntime Farms

I expected the typical small-town farm, cows all over the place, strong manure stench, chickens crowding the dirt roads. But when I got out of my hatchback at this Harris County farm, I could see some cows far in the distance, I couldn’t smell them. I saw rolling hills, no chickens, and I was greeted […]

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Valentine’s Cookie Popcorn

Ingredients: 16 cups popcorn 16 oz candy coating 3 tbsp of cookie butter 1/2 cup candy melts 1/2 cup of M&Ms Sprinkles Directions: Pop your popcorn and place in a large bowl. Next, melt your vanilla candy coating in the microwave according to the package directions. Then add the cookie butter to the melted chocolate. […]

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Coaching your Child to Success

Coaching your child to success When kids engage in annoying behavior, such as destroying toys by taking them apart or trying to ‘boss’ siblings around, your first reaction might be to discourage the behavior. However, before you tell your child “Don’t do that anymore!” take a moment to consider that the annoying behavior may stem […]

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Spying Eyes of Smart Devices

During the holiday season, many families added a smart TV or a digital assistant to their household inventory of electronics. These smart devices allow you to use voice commands to place a call or to start streaming an episode of your favorite Netflix show without having to get off the sofa. However, there may be […]

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