Dole Whip Popsicle

Ingredients 1 can Dole® Crushed Pineapple (undrained) 10 ounces heavy cream 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/4 cup orange juice 1/3 cup sugar Directions In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 can of crushed pineapple, heavy cream, lime juice, orange juice and sugar. Blend together with an emulsion hand mixer for one minute. Stir in remaining pineapple. […]

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Homemade Playdough

Supplies: 1 cup flour 1 cup water 2 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 cup salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil food coloring Directions: Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture […]

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Underwear Training Your Toddler

Transitioning into underwear is a big deal for every toddler. However, while the end result is rewarding, the road to get there can be challenging for parents and kids alike. Here are a few tips to follow as you begin the journey. Patience is key Potty training is a developmental milestone and should never be rushed with any child. […]

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Summer Bucket List

Need some ideas for summer fun? Our 101 summer checklist will keep your kids busy all summer. PLUS! When you post your summer fun photos on Instagram with #FamilyandKidsGA you’ll be entered to win cool prizes, including passes to Georgia Aquarium, Animal Safari the Atlanta Puppetry Museum, Liberty Bell Pool, The Little White House, Oxbow […]

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Foster Care Crisis

At the present time, there are approximately 14,000 kids in foster care in Georgia and around 5,000 in Alabama. The number of kids in foster care in Georgia has doubled since 2010, triggering a foster care crisis in many counties around the state as more kids need placement in foster care than there are spots […]

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Choosing A Daycare

If you have decided to return to work after the birth of your baby, you will need to do some careful homework in choosing a caregiver for your infant. Many quality daycare centers may have a waiting list. If possible, start looking several months before your baby is due. Here is some info to consider; […]

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Spotlight on Columbus Lions’ Football Coach, Jason Gibson

Football, faith, and family. If you need to sum up Columbus Lions coach Jason Gibson, those three words can do it. Going on his 12th year of coaching the Lions, it’s more than just a job to this father of three. He’s created a community.  In the beginning, he did it all; from washing uniforms […]

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Keeping Kids Active

Keep Kids Active this Summer With the school year complete, kids are excited to relax after a year of hard work, learning and extracurricular activities. However, this may lead to the temptation of sitting on the couch watching TV or playing on a computer or mobile device. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the […]

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Learning Disabilities Didn’t Stop Them!

For children with learning disabilities (LD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), a school can be cause for anxiety. Encourage your child by sharing this list of famous personalities who’ve succeeded in spite of their learning challenges. Hans Christian Anderson is known around the world for his many fairy tales including The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, and The Emperor’s New Clothes. […]

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New Book Written By Columbus, GA Psychotherapist, Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner

Local psychotherapist,  Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner invites families to the Columbus Public Library on June 23rd from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM for a launch party, book reading and signing of her latest book “Rex’s Journey”. Rex’s Journey is about a child who’s been struggling with understanding why and how he feels. From angry one minute to […]

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