Summer Reading Kick-Off: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

On your mark, get set…READ! Summer Reading has arrived at Smyrna Public Library and this year’s theme is health and fitness for the body and mind. We’ll have lots of special events to keep your kiddos active and engaged throughout the summer including; vintage games, a self-defense class with UFC Smyrna, puppet shows, and yoga […]

Gone Fishing: Teaching your child to love fishing.

Fishing can be such a fun, family-friendly activity. It can be educational and a bonding experience. But for something that was a commonplace activity years ago, the number of families that now engage in the old favorite pastime and pass down the knowledge of fishing is far less than what it used to be. There […]

Strawberry Picking

Strawberries are the very essence of late spring and early summer. Gorgeous red, aromatic and sweet, they remind me of BBQs, sprinklers, and long summer days. Luckily for us, there are several options within a few hours of Smyrna. Traditionally, picking is available from mid-April through early June, but there is a range of opening dates […]

Events

Gone Fishing: Teaching your child to love fishing.

Fishing can be such a fun, family-friendly activity. It can be educational and a bonding experience. But for something that was a commonplace activity years ago, the number of families that now engage in the old favorite pastime and pass down the knowledge of fishing is far less than what it used to be. There […]

Summer Camp Guide

  There are many signs that Smyrna is growing all around us, but somehow seeing how this list grows year over year continues to surprise me. Such a great community for families! Before we get started, here are the usual disclaimers: Some companies don’t update their summer camp pages until after spring break camps are […]

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Smyrna Voices

When Postpartum Depression isn’t Depression

Our youngest daughter was conceived via IVF. When we went in for the transfer, the on-call doctor matter-of-factly informed us that our embryos were all doing very poorly and were not going to survive. In fact, he all but assured us that the transfer wouldn’t take and suggested that we start planning our next attempt. But 11 […]

The “Work” of Childhood

What are your most fond memories of your childhood?  My favorite childhood memories involve unstructured outdoor play.  Chances are your favorite childhood memories involve play in nature too. Growing up in South Florida offered me year-round opportunities for exploration (most of the time barefoot) and play outside.  We made our own outdoor houses and created […]

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Worth the Drive

Strawberry Picking

Strawberries are the very essence of late spring and early summer. Gorgeous red, aromatic and sweet, they remind me of BBQs, sprinklers, and long summer days. Luckily for us, there are several options within a few hours of Smyrna. Traditionally, picking is available from mid-April through early June, but there is a range of opening dates […]

{Worth the Drive} Pensacola Beach, Florida

With the Blue Angels; stunning white sand beaches; fresh off the boat seafood; a downtown full of history, charm and character; and so much more, Pensacola and Pensacola Beach are the perfect escape from Atlanta. We love taking the easy five hour drive down to Pensacola and surrounding areas for sun, sand and loads of […]

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Mom Issues

When Postpartum Depression isn’t Depression

Our youngest daughter was conceived via IVF. When we went in for the transfer, the on-call doctor matter-of-factly informed us that our embryos were all doing very poorly and were not going to survive. In fact, he all but assured us that the transfer wouldn’t take and suggested that we start planning our next attempt. But 11 […]

The “Work” of Childhood

What are your most fond memories of your childhood?  My favorite childhood memories involve unstructured outdoor play.  Chances are your favorite childhood memories involve play in nature too. Growing up in South Florida offered me year-round opportunities for exploration (most of the time barefoot) and play outside.  We made our own outdoor houses and created […]

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Toddler Activities

Easter Egg Dye Test

I’ve been “dyeing” (sorry) to try some of the natural egg dyes I’ve seen on Pinterest and that inspired an egg dye test. We tackled some natural dyes and then compared them to your standard Paas egg dye kit with vinegar and without. Au Natural I used this article for reference and bought my dyeing supplies. […]

Acts of Kindness for Toddlers & Young Kids

This week we’ve been making an effort to talk with our older daughter about things we are thankful for. So far, I have gathered that she is thankful for leaves (especially red ones), grass, gloves, firetrucks, dogs, and Dum-Dums from the doctor. It’s a start. I was thinking about ways to carry this gratitude through the […]

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Local Businesses

{Business Profile} The Music Class

  You’ve probably seen the bumper stickers around town. Or maybe you’ve heard your friend talking about it. But if you’ve ever wanted to know more about The Music Class, I hope that this post answers your questions. Honestly, I had a difficult time writing this post for our sponsors at The Music Class. Not for lack of […]

{Small Busines Spotlight} Buckhead Preparatory School

Though they’ve been serving the Smyrna/Vinings area for 7 years, Buckhead Preparatory School opened the doors of their current Smyrna location last fall. Their classrooms are now nestled among the trees on the 2nd floor of a building in Smyrna Market Village, facing the Veterans Memorial and the Smyrna Public Library.     We’ve had the pleasure of […]

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