Archives for January 2014

Weekend Fun – Jan. 31 – Feb. 2

What a week! Now that roads are passable again, here are a few activities to help cure your cabin fever. Friday St. Peter & St. Paul Kids’ Consignment Sale. 9am – 4pm. 1795 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta. Clothes, toys and baby gear. Chinese New Year Celebration. 6-8pm. Cumberland Mall, Center Court (across from Starbucks). It’s the year of the […]

Super Bowl Recipes!

Snow days leave plenty of time for Pinterest and drooling over amazing recipes that can be made as soon as the roads are passable again. Needless to say, my thoughts and pins were Super Bowl related. If you’re looking for some great recipes, check out our Super Bowl Pinterest board for the full set, but […]

Smyrna Area PMO & Preschools

  It hardly seems possible, but if you have children from baby to preschool age, it’s time to decide if you’ll be enrolling them in a formal program this fall. PMOs and preschools. Church-based or secular. Traditional or alternative learning. The choices can be pretty overwhelming considering we’re still talking about children of an age […]

Weekend Fun, Jan. 24-26

Friday Discover the Dinosaurs at Cobb Galleria. 3pm – 9pm. Enjoy a unique hands-on exhibit that consists of over 60 museum quality and animatronic dinosaurs that gives you the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs. In addition, there will be rides, crafts, a scavenger hunt and other fun activities for kids of all ages. […]

{Smyrna Voices} A new blogger intro. Welcome, Stephanie!

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes at Smyrna Parent, including the addition of several new bloggers. We’re up to 8 writers who are diligently working on blog posts, themes, and informational articles to share with our Smyrna Parent readers. And I’m very happy to introduce one of them today! Stephanie will be […]

Jitterbug Performing Arts Review & Giveaway!

This winter has been tough on our preschooler. If it’s not various colds and illness keeping us inside, it’s been long stretches of rainy weather, or freezing wind chill temperatures. And like all preschoolers, mine needs to run, jump, move and stretch to be happy. So when Lindsay from Jitterbug Performing Arts invited us to […]

Weekend (and MLK Day) Fun – Jan. 17 – 20

Friday Christmas Tree Recycling at Pike Nurseries. 9am – 6pm. All Pike locations (the 3 closest ones are Roswell Rd. in Marietta, Barrett Parkway in Marietta, and Roswell Rd. in Buckhead.). If you still have your tree, bring it in for recycling. Dove of Peace Handprint Craft. 3pm – 5:30pm. West Cobb Regional Library (Kennesaw). Drop in […]

Organizing Your Finances

    Last week we talked about organizing your toy area. But after the holidays, your financial situation is probably in need of a little organizing as well. I was talking with my brother-in-law, an Edward Jones financial advisor, about this blog topic, and while he cannot give blanket advice via a blog like this, […]

Water Beads Sensory Play

My kids are blessed with several “cool uncles” but my brother has become the official science guy for my toddler. He is determined that she enter preschool with a masters level knowledge of the sciences. After an awesome (for the adults) experiment illustrating pH using pureed cabbage and dry ice, we talked about perhaps bringing […]

Weekend Fun, Jan. 10-12

Friday Babywearing International Meeting. 11am – 1pm. REI (Kennesaw). Explore new carriers, learn new carries and access the lending library.   Saturday Jitterbug Performing Arts Free Class. 10am all ages. 1125 Concord Rd. This all ages, classic program features creative movement, singing, theatre games, vocal projection exercises, dancing, improvisations, mini-scripts and puppetry. Try out a free class […]