The Great Outdoors

Why does a baby need a dog: 12 benefits of a pet and a baby’s friendship

Many people breed dogs, but even more people on Earth simply do not understand why some “human friend”, if it is only unnecessary trouble? Why does a child need a dog and how can it help him develop properly, primarily psychologically? Childless people, they say, can afford to have fun, but why give birth to […]

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Worth The Drive

{Worth the Drive} Charleston Family Fun

  If you’re looking for a vacation spot with something to interest both the kids and the adults, Charleston SC is a great place to visit!  We recently took a Charleston family trip that went quite smoothly, considering we had a newly “potty-trained” 2yr old and a bottle-refusing 8 month old in tow. Roughly 5 […]

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Cold Weather Activity: Rainbow Rice

Brrr! It’s cold outside! If you’re looking for some indoor fun with your toddler or preschooler, a rainbow rice sensory bin will bring some colorful cheer to a cold day. It’s super simple and can most likely be done with items you have in your house right now.     You need: Rice Rubbing Alcohol […]

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Meet our Bloggers

Hello! I’m Alicia – a New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach. I’ve lived in Smyrna for 9 years and recently left the advertising world to raise my two daughters. I’m still finding my inner domestic goddess & haven’t set the kitchen on fire in at least 4 years. I have grand plans for my spare […]

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Book Review

Summer Reading Kick-Off: On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!

On your mark, get set…READ! Summer Reading has arrived at Smyrna Public Library and this year’s theme is health and fitness for the body and mind. We’ll have lots of special events to keep your kiddos active and engaged throughout the summer including; vintage games, a self-defense class with UFC Smyrna, puppet shows, and yoga […]

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Events

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 […]

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Worth The Drive

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 […]

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Holiday

Spring Break Fun

Spring Break Camps Believe it or not, it’s not too late for spring break camps — these businesses allow you to register for single days or partial weeks. Availability is limited! Jitterbug Performing Arts. Open for campers aged 3 (if potty trained) – 12 years old, with options for 9am – 1pm or 9am – 4pm camps. […]

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Events

Summer Camp Guide

  There are many signs that Smyrna is growing all around us, but somehow seeing how this list grows year over year continues to surprise me. Such a great community for families! Before we get started, here are the usual disclaimers: Some companies don’t update their summer camp pages until after spring break camps are […]

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Arts & Crafts
Preschool Activities

Easter Egg Dye Test

I’ve been “dyeing” (sorry) to try some of the natural egg dyes I’ve seen on Pinterest and that inspired an egg dye test. We tackled some natural dyes and then compared them to your standard Paas egg dye kit with vinegar and without. Au Natural I used this article for reference and bought my dyeing supplies. […]

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