Archives for May 2014

May Recap

Here’s a quick recap of what happened on Smyrna Parent in May, in case you missed any of it! On the Blog: Readers loved these posts this month: Local Summer Camp Guide Local Spots for Strawberry Picking Craft: Mother’s Day Vase & Homemade Flowers Making 1:1 Time with Your Kids a Priority     On […]

Weekend Events, May 30 – June 1

Friday North Cobb Mocha Moms Zumba & Sangria Fundraiser. 6:30pm. Total Fitness Revolution. 1400 Veterans Memorial Hwy SE, Mableton. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the moms of North Cobb Mocha Moms. North Cobb Mocha Moms is a support group that caters to moms of color who work or who stay at home.  If you need support from […]

{Readers Recommend} Pediatricians

We’re gathering a ton of great recommendations from local parents on the Smyrna Parent Facebook page. Unfortunately, those posts get pushed down pretty quickly. To keep all of this valuable information from disappearing, we’re going to start the “Readers Recommend” series which will live under it’s own header on the blog for easy reference and searchability. […]

Fizz! Boom! Read! 2014 Summer Reading Program

  It’s finally summer, and parents are already looking for ways to keep kids entertained. We’ll be highlighting plenty of outdoor options, but it’s important to have some quieter and rainy day options to round things out. This year, the Cobb County Public Library System, the Smyrna Public Library, the Cobb County School District and Marietta City Schools […]

Weekend Events

Friday Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair. Jim Miller Park, Marietta. Regular gate admission: $7. Kids 10 & under are FREE (includes circus admission). Parking $5.   Saturday Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. 8am – 12pm. Smyrna First Baptist (Market Village). Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. This week’s craft: Summer keychain. Marietta Square Farmers Market & Artists […]

Creative Parenting: In Praise of the Cautionary Tale

Hi everyone! As most of you probably know by now, I am the proud mother to an amazing 15 year old daughter. Fifteen years has passed in the blink of an eye, and while each stage from infant to the teen years (which we are in the midst of now) has had a few challenges, […]

Helping Your Child Discover Their Passion

            Every child is different. It may be hard not to compare your child to other children, siblings, or even yourself as a child, but it is so important to view each child as an individual. Not only do they all have different interests, but each kid may go about […]

Weekend Events, May 9 – 11

Saturday Smyrna Fresh Produce Market. 8am – 12pm. Smyrna First Baptist (Market Village). Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. This week’s craft: Mother’s Day Craft Marietta Square Farmers Market & Artists Market. 10am – 1pm. Mommy & Me Event: Fancy Nancy Tea Party at Switzer Library. 11am – 12pm. Marietta. Time to dress up for […]

Tips for a Digital Detox

Did you know that this week is Screen Free Week? (It was formerly known as “TV Turn Off Week” during simpler times.) If the articles being shared on my Facebook feed are any indication, parents today have a complex and confusing relationship with the technology in our life. But regardless of how much, what kind, or […]

Mother’s Day Vase and Homemade Flowers

I remember beaming with pride when I made a vase for my mom one year in elementary school. It is very easy to do with things you probably already have around the house! Mother’s Day vase supply list: 1 clean, empty plastic bottle with the label taken off (we used a salad dressing bottle) White […]