Popsicle Bracelets

Supplies: Jumbo Popsicle Sticks Small Cup Rubber Band 150 Grit Sandpaper Modge Podge Stickers Scrapbooking Paper Other Embellishments Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add popsicle sticks.  Some may break, so use a few extra. Soak for 15 minutes. While sticks are boiling locate a small cup that is about the size of a wrist.  […]

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Breakfast Fritatta

INGREDIENTS 1 tsp olive oil ½ cup finely diced onion ½ cup finely diced red bell pepper 3 cups loosely packed spinach, roughly chopped 6 large eggs ¼ cup milk ⅔ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese Salt & pepper, to taste INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray […]

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Finding “Just the Right” Books

Coaches and teachers provide instruction on the skills needed for success, but the individual must practice those skills in order to improve. If practice is fun, a person practices more and gets better faster. For reading, the same can be applied by finding high interest material written in our comfort zone. Those are called “just […]

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Creating a Yes Space

I can’t be the only Mom who gets tired of saying “no.” “No, you can’t climb on the counters.” “No, you can’t ride the dog around the house.” That’s all within the first 15 minutes of waking up. It’s EXHAUSTING! Parents aren’t the only ones who get tired of hearing “no.” Imagine being constantly told […]

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Westville: Now in Columbus, GA

Visiting Historic Westville is like taking your kids on a trip back in time to the mid-19th century. The grand opening of the re-located village was in June of this year and about half of the historic buildings present in the previous location have been moved to the new Columbus location on South Lumpkin Road. […]

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Historical Locations in Columbus, GA

This school year, help bring the history of our region to life for your kids by visiting some of the historical sites and venues in the Chattahoochee Valley. National Civil War Naval Museum This is a must-see for Civil War history buffs. The museum is full of authentic Civil War artifacts and contains the largest surviving Confederate […]

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Fall Fun at The Rock Ranch

Looking for a new family fun activity this fall? Look no further than The Rock Ranch, located in The Rock, GA. It is a 1,500-acre farm created by Chick-fil-A founder, S. Truett Cathy. It is a family-friendly destination offering an array of attractions for all ages. These attractions include pony rides, locomotive train rides, zip […]

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Don’t be a Snowplow Parent

We have all probably heard of ‘helicopter’ parents, who ‘hover’ over their kids constantly to ensure nothing goes wrong during their day. Some parents take this form of over-involved parenting a step further and go to extremes to ‘prepare the way’ for their child by removing any obstacles in their child’s path. This is often […]

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Balloon Luminary

Supplies: High-Melt Paraffin Wax Party Balloons Double Boiler Cookie Sheet   Directions: Fill a balloon with tepid water. Melt your wax. Optimum working temperature is 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Slowly dip your balloon into the wax just below the water level in the balloon.  Hold the balloon in the wax for a few seconds, and then slowly lift it […]

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Creamy Italian Chicken | Slow Cooker Recipe

Ingredients: 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts Mrs Dash’s Original seasoning blend 20 ounces fat-free cream of chicken soup 1 envelope Good Season’s Zesty Italian dressing mix 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, cubed chopped fresh Parsley, for garnish ¼ to ½ cup milk, as needed Cooked noodles, rice, mashed potatoes to serve chicken over […]

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