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How to Talk to Your Kids about Disasters

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...

May 22, 2013
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

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...

May 20, 2013

Good Gifts for Teachers – End of the Year Gifts

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...

May 15, 2013

Good Gifts for Mother’s Day

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.)...

May 10, 2013

Build Hope One Shelter at a Time

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...

May 7, 2013
It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

Good Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

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...

May 6, 2013
PBS Parents Play and Learn App

PBS Parents Learn and Play App

There’s a new app out and it’s available for free on Apple and Android devices! Also, the app is bilingual for English/ Spanish. PBS Parents released their app Play and Learn. I thought it was interesting that it’s...

May 2, 2013
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Earth Day Weekend Events in Georgia

Earth Day weekend coincides with a number of festivals, fairs, and outdoor activities all over the state of Georgia. Many of those are specially designed with Earth Day in mind. •Located between Adel and Ellenton,...

April 19, 2013
photo by Vidalia Onion Committee

Vidalia Onions are Here

One of Georgia’s most exclusive products is making its seasonal debut this week. Vidalia onions are making their way to stores and markets near and far. Atlanta State Farmers Market announced on its Facebook page that...

April 15, 2013
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Your Pollen Survival Guide

Pollengeddon is upon us. It’s that time of year when it seems like there is more pollen than oxygen in the air in Georgia. I love this state. It is my home. But this pollen is hard to live with. I take solace in...

April 10, 2013