I was remarking to friends recently how interesting it is to watch my children’s innate personalities manifest after birth. When it comes to nature vs. nurture, I’m always quick to rattle off a myriad of reasons in support of the nurture side of things. I suppose it’s some way for me to feel in control […]
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It’s ten minutes past their bedtime and my husband walks in from work wearing gym shorts. Again. …and they are dripping with sweat. I am almost certain that he left in slacks. You would think that maybe doing some push ups here with two toddlers clinging to my back would be satisfying enough, and let’s […]
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 […]
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.
It took my sweet boy, in spite of an advanced and early vocabulary, 18 months to finally say, “Mama!” Those two sweet, simple syllables are transformative, making a minute in which I am being yelled at by a baby, covered in poo, and running late into a memory I don’t want to let go of. But, […]
Last week (during week #3 of summer break) my kids sat amidst a toy store’s worth of gadgets and doodads and groaned boredom for the millionth time this summer. The youngest wanted someone to lead her in a craft, my boy was two seconds away from conducting a science experiment in gravity defiance (by hanging […]
When my friends at Atlanta Area Moms Blog asked me to write about May being Better Sleep Month, I laughed. It was one of those raspy laughs that go on for a moment too long. It took me a minute to see they weren’t, in fact, laughing with me. When I realized they were serious, I collected […]
Let’s talk about working moms for a minute. Some working moms choose to work full-time because they want to, and some do it out of necessity because of bills. Regardless of why working moms work outside of the home, though, there are lots of things they hear on a pretty regular basis. While often meant […]
Before I had kids, I would watch What Not to Wear and swear that I would never leave my house looking like I didn’t care about what I looked like or my beauty routine. Then, life happened. Mornings became mad dashes to make it to daycare and school on-time and those days turned into playdates […]
I write notes to myself. There…I said it. I sit down, take a breath and write a note to myself just like I would a friend. Today – I found one. From years ago. And it was exactly what I needed to hear today – all these years later. So today I share my little […]