{Small Business Spotlight} Salt Therapy of Georgia

I first heard about Salt Therapy of Georgia from Groupon. I’m always up for trying new things, especially when it comes to new ways to relax, and I enjoy learning about natural and alternative health topics. I love JeJu Korean Spa in Gwinnett, so I thought the salt therapy room might be similar to their […]

A Spray Place for Us

Last summer, I experienced the delight of my 20-month old son discovering the sensory heaven of sprayed water at a community spray-park.  He now belongs to the great fraternity of children who have discovered water play and rate it higher than just about any other play activity, (including Play-doh)!  Our first spray-park visit was free, […]

6 New Businesses Now Open or Coming Soon to our area

It’s an exciting time in Smyrna right now. Empty retail spaces are filling up, storefronts are being redone, new signage is going up, and there is construction all around us. Two particular hot spots are old favorite Smyrna Market Village on Atlanta Road, and the under-construction Olde Ivy Village on South Cobb Drive & East-West Connector.  Here […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Camp Guide 2014

  Please note that this is the 2014 listing. The current listing is here!   Traditional City of Smyrna Summer Day Camp. Smyrna. Games, crafts, sports, walking field trips, theme days and more.  Join us for every week, or just one. Camp runs from 7:30 – 4:30 with extended camp until 5:30. YMCA Summer Camp Programs. Buckhead, Marietta, Kennesaw. Summer camp […]

Love Youth Fitness Review & GIVEAWAY!

Nestled next to a Dairy Queen and The Hot Dog Factory, there’s a studio where your pre-teens can dance themselves fit. Love Youth Fitness operates out of the LL Fitness Studio (1529 Spring Road, Ste. C) and offers 2 different classes to get children and tweens fit and empowered, cleverly disguising all that healthy stuff […]

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 […]