5 Family Favorites

Last month we started a new series at Smyrna Parent: Five Family Favorites. We’ll be sharing the 5 items that we cannot live without right now. With a total overload of products marketed for families it sometimes feels that many don’t live up to the hype. But sometimes, we find these gems that suddenly become indispensable. Smyrna Parent contributors will be sharing our current favorites over the upcoming months.


1.  Bombshell Bath Company: When showers consist of a 1 year old banging on the glass door and crying, and a 3 year old climbing on the tub to peek in while asking questions you’d rather not answer, Bombshell manages to still make it a special treat. Their line of all natural soaps and lotions come in the most wonderful (and unique) scents and leave your skin feeling awesome. And they’re gentle & great for my children too. Personal family favorites: Honey Oatmeal Soap, Vanilla Mint Soap, and the Solid Shave Bar.




2.  Radio Flyer Ride & Stand Trike: Because it’s perfect for taking the baby or young toddler out for a stroll, while an older child can jump on and off to explore.

Radio Flyer



3.  CRNRA Annual Park Pass: That would be the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Because I love walking at Cochran Shoals and Palisades with the girls and want to be able to just park and go. 




4.  KidKraft Deluxe Wood Easel: Because it’s rare for a Christmas gift to still get regular play in August. With a whiteboard, chalkboard and the pull down paper option, there’s always something new and messy to create. If you keep your eyes open, you may find this one at Costco occasionally for under $100.




5.  Todd Parr Books: Because he takes big concepts and uses simple language, bold colors and silly illustrations to convey important messages to toddlers and preschoolers . Current family favorite: The Family Book.

The Family Book



{You can find prior Family Favorites here.}



 What can you not live without right now?




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A New Orleans girl turned Georgia peach and stay at home mom to 2 daughters. Before taking the leap into full time mothering, I worked at at an Atlanta-based advertising agency. I have lived in Smyrna for almost 10 years and am still not sure how I managed to find a job more chaotic and unpredictable than advertising.