School is back in session, which means fall sports are gearing up too. As we begin hitting the ball fields, racing to practices, and doing those oh so dreaded fundraisers, let’s remember to play nice, parents. Having coached a varsity sport for 8 years, I have seen the wonderful impact parents can have on […]
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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 […]
When I am out with my youngest, who is 3, Moms will say things to me things like, “Enjoy it now; it goes by so fast!” What they don’t know is that I have a 19-year old and a 16-year old and, oh, I know, how quickly time goes by as a parent. I’m pretty […]
Growing up, my parents taught us to always search for a good bargain. A skill I am even more thankful for as a mama! I am sure all of the mamas out there can agree, finding a good bargain is definitely a parenting win! So, when I received the chance to visit the newest location […]
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. […]
Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream – a proud Suntrust Park vendor – invited my family to their event. Though sponsored, all feelings expressed in this post are my own.Picture it: Chicago, the summer of 1989. My little brother and I had invented the very best game in the entire world. We stood atop the steep hill […]
Divisive:(adjective) tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people I don’t have to say it. We all know. The climate in our country (world?) right now is incredibly divisive. We are warring factions all day long and it’s sad and exhausting. Even my 76-year-old dad, who has lived through the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, […]
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.
Our partners at Goldfish Swim School Johns Creek have more essential information to share with us for our summer safety series… Floaties, Mermaid Tails and other personal floatation devices: What’s safe and what’s not? Parents are likely seeing a range of floatation devices and other pool toys and props at their neighborhood pools this summer. […]