When Postpartum Depression isn’t Depression

Our youngest daughter was conceived via IVF. When we went in for the transfer, the on-call doctor matter-of-factly informed us that our embryos were all doing very poorly and were not going to survive. In fact, he all but assured us that the transfer wouldn’t take and suggested that we start planning our next attempt. But 11 […]

Natural Ways I Keep My Family’s Immune System Strong

It’s that time of year again… the time where cold and flus are hitting hard. This year seems to be particularly bad for people, at least from the amount of complaining I’ve noticed on Facebook. Having a healthy immune system doesn’t mean never getting sick. But when you do get sick, it means your body […]

{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 […]

Common Car Seat Errors to Avoid

  Since this blog is about local events and activities, I haven’t written anything very personal or anything that’s left me feeling vulnerable or exposed. But about a month ago, I had a “great” idea about a car seat safety post that made me pretty nervous. We just purchased 2 new car seats for the girls […]

Out-of–the-Box Ideas to Get Some Exercise (With a Baby In Tow)

I feel like being able to get a good workout in is way harder as a parent than it was pre-baby. Regardless of the reason (childcare, budget for a gym membership, clingy child, personal preference, or just shall we say overall tiredness), our bodies and minds still need a little exercise (you know, other than […]

5200 Reasons for Swimming Lessons

With summer here, we asked our sponsors at SwimRevolution to write a guest post about swimming lessons and water safety. The stats that Jeff shares below are eye opening and pretty horrible to read, but it’s important for all parents to be aware. Kids are out of school, the temperature is hot, pools are open – […]

{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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]