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Items NOT to Buy for Baby

Tiffany Lankford - Friday, January 11, 2013 - 4:54am

Today we're featuring guest blogger Tiffany Lankford. While discussing a project at work, she mentioned wishing she'd known what NOT to buy and register for her babies and made a list to share with you all here....

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Free Winter Admission to Callaway Gardens

Heather Neal - Monday, January 7, 2013 - 7:31am

During January and February Callaway Gardens is running a pretty special special rate. Free. There are a few dates excluded, weekends, holidays and special events cost regular admission rates. Otherwise, Monday...

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TV-Free Travel With Kids

Heather Neal - Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:41am

Like a lot of families, mine has been doing a lot of traveling over the last few months. With another trip to the grandparents still on the calendar this month, we aren't done traveling yet. Anyone we're related to...

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Free Georgia Saltwater Fishing License

Heather Neal - Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 5:37am

Beginning January 1, 2013, Georgians with fishing licenses who also want to fish in the Atlantic Ocean will need a Saltwater Information Program (SIP) permit. The permit is free and will need to be renewed annually....

How to Talk to Kids About Scary Events

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 7:33am

In light of the tragic events in Connecticut last week, several PBS programs have released tools to help parents and children discuss the events. GPB is airing a special episode of Arthur that involves a scary event...

Keeping Kids Safe on Handheld Devices

Heather Neal - Monday, December 17, 2012 - 4:15am

Electronics are popular gifts during the holiday season. Many kids, perceived to have been exceptionally well-behaved by Mr. Claus, will be getting Kindles, iPads, Nexuses… Nexi… and other handheld devices. Those...

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Holiday Traditions: Crafts

Heather Neal - Monday, December 10, 2012 - 5:04am

When “it’s the thought that counts” meets “times are tough,” a natural result is the homemade gift. Personally, I sincerely enjoy a thoughtful, homemade gift and am eager to make thoughtful, homemade gifts for others...

Beautiful, full tree at the Atlanta State Farmers Market (image via Facebook)

Holiday Traditions: The Tree

Heather Neal - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 5:19am

In the Holiday Traditions: Community post, I mentioned our live Christmas tree. Going to get it is a traditional event that leaves my son clapping and cheering while the tree is hoisted onto the car. Could he do that...

Reading Rainbow Remix

Heather Neal - Monday, December 3, 2012 - 5:45am

At the age of 20, LaVar Burton played Kunte Kinte in “Roots.” He also played helmsman Geordi La Forge in the first season of Star Trek before being promoted to chief engineer. His large fan base is drawn to him at any...

East Atlanta Village Christmas Tree Lighting 2011. image via Facebook

Holiday Traditions: Community

Heather Neal - Friday, November 30, 2012 - 3:48am

Fall is my family’s favorite holiday season, and as such it is full of must-have traditions. We have to go to our favorite pumpkin farm where my son gets to have any pumpkin he can carry (a rule that I’m certain we’ll...


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