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My daughter is really into cooking lately.  On any given day, you can find her watching The Food Network or checking out her favorite YouTube kid foodies.  She is my companion as I get dinner ready or make a dessert.  She is always willing to help in the kitchen…now if we can just get her…   [Read the full article]


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This weekend was the perfect weekend to visit a local pumpkin patch. The weather was absolutely perfect, with a hint of crisp to the air and beautifully sunny. We decided to take the opportunity to visit Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, Georgia. The drive for us was about 45 minutes with only a touch of…   [Read the full article]


Summer Craft Activities

As we prepare for the coming summer heat, (I’m mean we live in Georgia and the summer is sweltering), I’ve been scouring Pinterest for activities and crafts to do with the Goober. Here’s a round-up of my favorites! 1. bubble art, 2. sensory bottles, 3. Toddler Spray Paint 4.  sidewalk chalk paint, 5. Dough Paint,…   [Read the full article]


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As you hopefully realized, Father’s Day was Sunday. In the past we have written recaps here and here, about celebrating Father’s Day when deployed, about traditions, created a great gift guide, about how dads can shape your romantic relationships (here), and also about how dads can and will parent differently, but that isn’t necessarily a…   [Read the full article]


Weekend Trip Idea

Now that summer is here, I am sure that many of you have vacations planned. Maybe you are going to the beaches of Florida or East Georgia? Perhaps you are headed to Orlando for a little bit of fun at Disney or Universal? Or you may be headed out of the country for a little…   [Read the full article]


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I shared with you all that I was planning to go back to work soon. Well, it is now official… I was offered a job teaching at a cyber-school and I will be starting NEXT MONTH. I am very thankful for the time I have had as a stay-at-home-mom, but I am excited for a…   [Read the full article]


2014 Coweta-Fayette Summer Camp picks

Every time spring rolls around, it becomes a free-for-all for summer camp advertising, which is awesome and great but can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you are new to the summer camp world. That why we came up with the idea to each pick 3 summer camps that we either have sent kids to…   [Read the full article]


Reading for ME

I am a teacher.  I have taught at the elementary level as well as preschool.  I have introduced many little minds to the wonder of books and have encouraged the importance of reading.  I can’t count how many times I have read King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, or The Cat in the Hat.  I…   [Read the full article]


In the Art of It Studio Local Spotlight

I have always had birthday parties for my children at our home, but decided to try something different this year. My oldest was turning six and wanted to have an art party. Lucky for us, there are several options around town for such a celebration. We ended up having the party at In the Art…   [Read the full article]


Bernie Running 1

No. I run, but I am not a runner. A few weeks ago, my fellow CFF blogger Leigh Anne wrote this post about being an active and fit family.  Leigh Anne did such a great job offering ways to stay active and included some really awesome links to local running groups.  Since the weather is getting warmer and it…   [Read the full article]