Archives for February 2014

Weekend Fun, February 28 – March 2

Friday All 4 Kids Consignment Sale. 9am – 6pm. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. Over 600 sellers. Bargains galore on clothes, toys, books, bikes, shoes, linens & more. Everything for Children Consignment Sale. 9am – 8pm. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. Infant, children, junior, and maternity clothing. Toys, games, books, DVDs, bikes, baby equipment, and children’s […]

Alternative Learning Philosophies

I think I’m figuring out I’m an alternative kind of person. I never really knew this until I had children. I didn’t know I was an attachment parent (with “alternative parenting choices”) until my daughter was almost a year old, and even as an educator I never realized how far from the norm my educational […]

Weekend Fun, February 21 – 23

Saturday Smyrna Arbor Day Festival. 10am – 1pm. Brawner Hall. The children’s event starts at 11am with some “tree yoga” and then will focus on why trees are important and the history of Arbor Day.  Then the kids will do a special Arbor Day art project with the education/outreach staff from Trees Atlanta. Refreshments will be served […]

Photography Crafts

Do you and your little one(s) like taking photographs but then aren’t sure what to do with them? Then you’re in luck, because today I’m sharing two ideas for DIY photo craft activities that you can make together. Whether they play with these on a rainy day at home, or you slip them into the […]

Weekend Fun, February 14 – 16

Friday i9 Sports 2014 Spring Registration now open. Includes baseball, soccer and flag football starting as young as 3 years old. Find a program here. Make a Valentine at West Cobb Library. Kennesaw. 11am – 4pm. Stop by any time for a free Valentine’s Day craft project. Happy Valentine’s Day! Saturday Home Depot Kids Club. […]

{Book Review} Three Great Reads

Hi everyone! I hope today’s column finds you warm and out of the elements. As an avid reader, one of my favorite things to do is to share books that I enjoy with family and friends. With this in mind, I am excited to share three books with you today that fall under the heading […]

Gluten Free Living in Smyrna

When most people find out that I’m gluten intolerant, their response is, “Wow…what can you eat? Isn’t gluten in, like, everything?” Yes and no. Meat, vegetables, fruit, most dairy, and other grains like quinoa (a big favorite in our household!), rice and corn are naturally gluten free. Your body doesn’t need much else. But when […]

Weekend Fun, February 7 – 9

Friday Creativity Can at Barnes & Noble (Cumberland). 3pm. Crafting event to inspire creative exploration in children.  Ages 4+. Martinis and Art (Date Night!). 5:30 – 8:30. Marietta Museum of Art. Free for members, $8/person for non-members. Saturday Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. This week’s craft: Sweet Treat Card. Marietta Square […]

Valentine’s Day Sun Catcher Craft

I have great memories of making art as a child. I can still remember the names of my art teachers in school and the classrooms where we were encouraged to make messes and explore. I try to recreate that setting in my kitchen for my preschooler on a regular basis, especially around the holidays. Do […]

Moms for School Choice

In the few short months that Smyrna Parent has been around, I’ve been able to meet several local moms who are doing some pretty great things for our community. One of the first women that I met was Kimberly Cochran who co-founded the Moms for School Choice non-profit to encourage freedom of choice and more […]