Gone Fishing: Teaching your child to love fishing.

Fishing can be such a fun, family-friendly activity. It can be educational and a bonding experience. But for something that was a commonplace activity years ago, the number of families that now engage in the old favorite pastime and pass down the knowledge of fishing is far less than what it used to be. There […]

Strawberry Picking

Strawberries are the very essence of late spring and early summer. Gorgeous red, aromatic and sweet, they remind me of BBQs, sprinklers, and long summer days. Luckily for us, there are several options within a few hours of Smyrna. Traditionally, picking is available from mid-April through early June, but there is a range of opening dates […]

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 […]

U-Pick Apple Orchards

  It doesn’t seem right to post this apple picking post in August! But while apples are considered a fall fruit, the season actually begins in late August here in North Georgia. (And Mercier is open now!) So while the temperatures will stay hot for a bit longer and fall is still officially several weeks away, let’s start […]

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 […]

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

    I’ve seen several discussions about the best lights displays, and wanted to share some of our photos from a recent trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, in case it helps anyone make some decisions about how to spend this last weekend before Christmas! I have to admit that I made the […]

{Worth the Drive} Cedar Creek Cabins

One of the wonderful things about Georgia is the variety of great places it offers for visiting. Whether you have a week available for vacation, or just a weekend away, there’s a getaway option for everyone. My absolute favorite area of this state to visit is the North Georgia Mountains. They have it all up […]

{Worth the Drive} Cagle’s Family Farm

  Fall is here and I am so excited! A few weeks ago I wandered into a Hallmark store with my three-year-old daughter and was giddy to see all the fall decorations. I took a big sniff of a pumpkin candle and was immediately ready for changing colors, pumpkins on my front step, and big […]

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, […]

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 […]