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Blanket Forts for Summer Fun

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:10am

A rainy day across the state is a great time to break out the blanket fort. An iconic staple of childhood, the blanket fort is the ideal combination of fun, creativity, and comfort. It’s also a fantastic way to get...

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Free Fishing for the Family

Heather Neal - Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:31am

It’s National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1-8, 2013. Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging families to get out and make meaningful connections while enjoying nature and maybe even catching your...

Chef Hopkins Talks Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and Southern Cuisine

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:21am

You’ll be able to sample southern food in its many glorious iterations plus an array of wines this weekend at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Executive Chef Linton Hopkins from Restaurant Eugene and Holeman Finch...

Starting Summer Break with a Bang

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:06pm

Summer break is here (or almost here for the last few districts still in session this week). This begins that tricky season of keeping the kids entertained while keeping their brains from napping. Summer learning loss...

SESAME WORKSHOP's Resource Kit for "Helping Families After an Emergency"

How to Talk to Your Kids about Disasters

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 5:44am

It’s hard to see images and videos of the tornado damage in Oklahoma and Texas and not think about what that would be like closer to home. So many of my family and friends are educators and I have a child in an...

Kids can run through the giant ogre, one of the featured plant sculptures of Imaginary Worlds. Photo Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Visit These Imaginary Worlds at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:26am

I had the chance to preview Imaginary Worlds: Larger Than Life, the new giant plant sculpture exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden a few weeks ago. I was definitely transported to a mystical place filled with...

Good Gifts for Teachers – End of the Year Gifts

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 11:50am

I have friends who contribute to a class gift, organized by a “room mom.” While that does seem simple, it’s not the way my kids’ class functions, so we’re on our own for end-of-year gifts. Because I work full-time, I...

Good Gifts for Mother’s Day

Heather Neal - Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:16am

We blogged earlier about gifts for teachers, which got a great response, so we’re doing it again for moms. (Hint: Mother’s Day is Sunday. If you haven’t planned for that yet, you are officially crunched for time.)...

Build Hope One Shelter at a Time

Daphne Zintak - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 6:51am

Nobody wants to face poverty. But poverty is one of the number one social problems facing our city today. Statistics show that the majority of homeless people living in Metro-Atlanta are single, unemployed, African...

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Good Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

Heather Neal - Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:03am

It’s teacher appreciation week. Sadly, weeks still start with Mondays and I’m not the organized mom, so my kid’s teacher will have to be treated on a day that isn’t a Monday. Since I feel I’m likely not alone in this...

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