Archives for April 2014

Five Great Outdoor Dining Spots

Hi everyone! Now that warmer weather is upon us, one of my family’s favorite things to do is to dine alfresco. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite places to eat and drink outdoors in Smyrna (and a little beyond): 1. Atkins Park Tavern (2840 Atlantic Rd. S.E., Smyrna) This great […]

April Wrap Up

Here’s a quick recap of what happened on Smyrna Parent in April, in case you missed any of it! On the Blog: We (FINALLY) celebrated the arrival of spring with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors: Animal Encounters Beyond the Zoo & Aquarium Strawberry Picking 4 Local Trail Runs 5 Great Outdoor Dining Spots […]

Koru Massage Therapy Mother’s Day Giveaway

One of my favorite things about running this blog has been discovering new businesses in our area — many of which are owned and run by incredible Smyrna parents. Koru Massage Therapy is one of those businesses and I’m thrilled to share a little bit about this local-parent-owned and Vinings-based massage & wellness studio with […]

Weekend Fun, April 25 – 27

Friday Family Fun Friday at Legacy Golf Links. 4:30 – 8pm. 1825 Windy Hill Road. Smyrna. There will be games for kids and kids at heart . Activities will include family golf, GolfZilla, launch monitor challenges, Break The Glass Game, Kwik Golf, putting contests, Jumpy Jumps & more. We will also have food & drinks as well as […]

4 Local Trail Runs to Try

Trail running isn’t for everyone.  I’m not really sure why it isn’t, but it seems some people prefer the streets.  There are so many reasons why I trail run that, really, I could write an entire article just on that.  My original motivation for running in the woods was to prevent my bad knees from […]

Weekend Fun (Easter Edition)

Friday Good Friday: City of Smyrna, City of Marietta, and Cobb County will be closed for the holiday. Saturday – Egg Hunt info updated as of 10:00am Cobb County Easter Egg Hunt. CANCELED 10am – 2pm. Jim Miller Park. 2245 Callaway Rd. (Marietta). Cobb’s largest egg hunt features children’s art activities, live entertainment, inflatables, concessions, and more. You […]

Smyrna Parent & Anklebiter Adventures Meet Up

Come play on the “Kidscape Village” at Cobb Park in Smyrna with other Smyrna Parent readers and the Anklebiter’s Adventures meetup group! When: Tuesday, April 22 from 10am – noon. Please feel free to come and go within those 2 hours as works for you! Where: Cobb Park (across from Campbell High School). 2776 Sanford Rd SE , Smyrna. […]

Weekend Fun, April 11 – 13

Friday Taylor-Brawner Park with Art. 12pm – 7pm. Taylor-Brawner House. (Smyrna). A free fine art exhibit, featuring all original artwork from 14 award winning regional artists. Come to admire or purchase.  Each day a different artist will be in attendance to demonstrate their craft and answer your questions. Bring the family! Lent Family Fish Fry Dinner. 5:30pm – […]

Animal Encounters (Beyond the Zoo and Aquarium)

I’m pretty sure anyone that lives in the general Atlanta area and has kids is familiar with the zoo and the aquarium. But did you know that there are other awesome animal encounters within a few hours drive?   Let’s start closest to home (drive times are estimated from the center of Smyrna)…   The […]

{Worth the Drive} New Orleans

  When you think about New Orleans does it mostly involve Mardi Gras, spring break, and Pat O’s Hurricanes? If so, you are probably not considering New Orleans when planning a family-friendly vacation. But guess what?  New Orleans has a lot to offer beyond Bourbon Street for families and children of all ages. To help […]