Homemade Dryer Sheets

Supplies Vinegar Sealable glass container Fabric scraps (or old dishtowels, old sheets, bed linens, t-shirts, etc) Your favorite essential oil Directions Cut some squares out of your fabric scraps. Use a pinking shear if you don’t plan on sewing or serging the edges. This will prevent most of the fraying. Mix up your DIY Softening […]

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Inside look at Columbus Figure Skating Coach: Robbie Przepioski

It’s uncommon to have an ice rink in the south, but Columbus has one. It’s even more uncommon to have a nationally ranked skater in the south, but Columbus has one of those too! His name is Robbie Przepioski and he is the director of the Columbus Figure Skating Academy. He began a little over […]

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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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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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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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Ways Kids Can Earn Summer Cash

An important aspect of helping kids develop into responsible adults is teaching them the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money. Through this they gain self-esteem, come to understand the real value of a dollar, and become more responsible in the way they spend money. Here’s a few ways tweens can […]

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Give Dad a Memorable Day

Make “memory days” with dad this Father’s Day!  A lot of dads work in a secluded office or by the calluses of their hands. Take an adventure with him this year. Get out in the warm sun or under twilight stars. Dads teach and give advice by the sweat of their brow, so do an […]

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Cotton Candy Popcorn

Ingredients 16 oz marshmallow or vanilla candy melts 12 cups popped popcorn, divided 1/4 cup sprinkles 2 cups cotton candy, torn into small pieces 3 oz blue candy melts 3 oz pink candy melts DIRECTIONS In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the marshmallow or vanilla melts according to instructions on package. Add 8 cups of popcorn […]

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