The Smyrna Parent Holiday Event Guide

  Regardless of what types of activities you enjoy with your family, there is bound to be something you’ll enjoy and that will fit your budget this holiday season in the Greater Atlanta area (and beyond).  Below, we’ve compiled one of the most extensive lists out there for family-friendly winter holiday activities! *Drive times are estimated […]

Halloween Events

Happy Halloween! I know most people have their plans locked down, but I’m still seeing a few questions on facebook about what’s going on today/tonight, so I thought I’d get this posted! Spooky Dragonfly Festival. 10am – 5pm. Dragonfly Boutique, Concord Rd, Smyrna. Crafts, face painting, local artists, food, trick or treating, and more will […]

Halloween Happenings

  We told you about all the great fall festivals and local pumpkin patches last week, so now here is Part 2 — all of the local Trunk-or-Treat and Halloween events happening at the end of the month! Get the kids (and yourself) dressed up for some Halloween fun! {Many of the church-based events are seeking […]

Fall Fairs, Fests and Special Events!

There’s something special about the month of October, with the cooler weather, the shift into the “holiday” mentality and the abundance of fairs, fests and chili cook-offs. There’s an overload of family-friendly activities to enjoy between now and Halloween, so get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer! {Trunk or Treat events are […]

{In the Community} Cobb Moms Helping Cobb

Social media gets a bad rap these days, but here in Smyrna/Cobb we have several Facebook groups, formed by local parents, who are actively (and rapidly!) changing our community for the better. This is Part II in our series highlighting these incredible groups. Cobb Moms Helping Cobb was founded in 2014 by Rebecca Bloom. To introduce the group, I […]

Smyrna Area Playgrounds, Part I

  The City of Smyrna maintains 25 parks, 11 of which include playgrounds. Yet, like most parents, we have our favorites and rarely venture outside of the same 2-3 parks. However, sometimes you just want a play area with shade…or one that is fenced in for the runners…or one that is extremely close to the […]

Fall Consignment Sales

  It’s that time of year again: Consignment Sale season! Grab your laundry basket and get ready to snag the best bargins on back-to-school clothing, baby gear, books, toys and more. Here’s what’s coming up in our area this fall!   All 4 Kids Consignment Sale West Cobb. Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta. Seller registration is […]

{In the Community} Wave of Excellence

    At this point, it’s hard to imagine life without social media. It’s also hard to imagine social media without the ever-present articles about how social media is destroying community. But Smyrna has several Facebook groups that are not only challenging this concept but are actively (and rapidly!) changing our community for the better. […]

Make the Music Your Own

  Our sponsors at The Music Class produced the following article for educators who use their music program in a school setting. The advice and techniques apply to parents at home as well, so I’m thrilled to be able to pass this on to you. Whether you’re trying to enhance an existing music & movement class […]

Summer fun for under $10

Summer is here — the kids are home, the days are long, and perhaps the budget is small. Here are some free or inexpensive things to do this summer. Museums/Nature Centers This is not a complete list of area museums, but in the interest of keeping with the theme, these museums offer adult tickets for $10 […]