Yep, it has been a year since I became a momma…August 16, 2016, to be exact. We get to celebrate our 1st Gotcha Day. Which, the 12-year-old loves because it means it is a second round of birthday gifts. While I had been present for 4 years, being present is not the same as being […]
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A year ago I read the book The Gift of Failure. As a former teacher and a mom, so much of the book resonated with me. Many of Jessica Lahey’s words made me want to virtually high-five her. Yes! Letting your kids forget their homework and try hard things- this is how they learn that […]
If you haven’t heard of Noah’s Ark, the non-profit Educational Sanctuary for exotic and farm animals in Locust Grove, you have no idea what you are missing. This beautiful 250-acre property is home to over 1,500 animals. Most of them are brought to “The Ark,” by the Department of Natural Resources, zoos, educational institutions, and the general […]
When I was a kid, the Mind Bender at Six Flags was my first major roller coaster, like with loops and stuff. I’m not sure how old I was but I remember being scared to death and I was almost certainly shamed by my sister and brother until I finally relented and got in line. […]
Being a member of a local YMCA brings privileges to visit any YMCA in the Atlanta area. My family has been taking advantage of this member benefit this summer by touring the metro-Atlanta YMCA outdoor pools. Growing up in California, summers were always spent swimming in our pool. Since I was a “water baby” it was important to […]
Y’all. It’s hot as blazes outside. I mean Y’ALL: it’s stupid hot. And don’t even get me started on the humidity (ugh…). So what’s a mama to do when these little people you made are all stir crazy and your only outside options are 1. The pool (again…) or 2. A trip to the ER after […]
The Marietta Museum of History announces tours for the smallest of visitors. Based on programs by the Smithsonian Institute’s Early Enrichment Center, tours will be offered to toddlers from age 3 to 5 and their parents. Different topics will be offered on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and the cost is $5 per family (one adult and up to three children), additional adults and children are $5 each.
The purpose of the tours is to introduce toddlers to history through very basic concepts like shapes, sounds, games, tools and jobs. Museum Mascots Murray and Etta are whimsical cartoon mice that will help convey the themes for the tours and provide a little fun. The tours will offer a variety of activities including story time and crafts.
We require that you reserve a spot for your toddler by calling our office Monday-Friday from 10-4 at 770-794-5710. Reserving a spot will allow the staff to have enough items for the crafts. Thank you.
When you are thinking about summer camp for your child, I encourage you to consider several different programs. Camps are not a one size fits all- but there is a program out there for everyone. Good camps will want the best for your child. Our philosophy at Green River Preserve is to give campers the […]
Early on in our marriage, my husband and I spent a summer in Romania. We loved getting to the know the people there and learning a new culture. One of the cultural oddities we had to get used to was the fact that our plans were NEVER set in stone. Whenever we’d ask about our […]