Holiday Theater for the Whole Family

There’s nothing quite like the magic of a live performance, so we asked Jitterbug Performing Arts owner, Lindsay, to share her favorite holiday-themed plays that are perfect for the whole family. Whether this is your child’s first experience, or they’re an old pro, these shows are sure to create special holiday memories. Age recommendations are just suggestions. […]

The importance of creative moment and arts in young children

  We’ve all heard it before…”the arts are important for children”…but why? Research has found that active music making can lead to increased language development, math skills, good grades, better-adjusted school behavior and problem solving. While it is great to have scientific evidence proving that children who are exposed to music, dance and other art […]

A Tinysaurus 1st Birthday

      The last few months of my son’s first year were bittersweet; each day he discovered something new and did something exciting, but each of those days he was also starting look less like a baby and more like a little boy. At about 8 months old, friends and family began asking us […]

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 […]

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 […]