Presence Over Presents: Giving the Gift of Experiences

Who else isn't too excited about all the new toys that are about to take over their house?? One thing we do every year that cuts down on filling our house with toys that may or may not get used is we gift experiences. This past year we used some of our Christmas money for [...]

A Day Trip To Athens Georgia

A Day Trip To Athens Georgia

I just recently learned about the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and I knew we needed to make a visit ASAP! Athens is about 70 miles east of Atlanta so it's the perfect little day trip. We decided to make a day of it and visit the botanical gardens, downtown Athens, Sanford Stadium, the UGA [...]

Eleven Splash Pads Around Atlanta You Need To Visit

Eleven Splash Pads Around Atlanta You Need To Visit

Summer is upon us here in Georgia and that means two things: Hot & Humid! There is nothing my kids and I enjoy more on those hot days than to cool off at a local splash pad. They are perfect for all ages, but especially for the younger ones who are not quite comfortable with [...]

Life with Lucas: Our Journey With Autism (Pre-diagnosis)

Life with Lucas: Our Journey With Autism (Pre-diagnosis)

Four years ago I gave birth to the sweetest, most beautiful, 9 pound baby boy. All the cliches I had always heard about motherhood finally made sense to me. I was in a glorious love bubble, and completely unaware of the hard times that were ahead of us. I knew very early on that something [...]

15 Easter Activities Around Atlanta

My kids LOVE the Easter bunny! I'm always on the hunt for good Easter activities that will allow them to see their buddy the bunny. I've come up with a list of 15 family friendly activities around Atlanta for the Easter holiday. Some of these are free, some you have to make a purchase, and [...]

Tips For Potty Training a Non Verbal Child

Much like how the experience of labor and delivery is different for everyone I believe the experience of potty training a child is different for everyone as well. What works for one child may not work for the next, and vice versa. I had high hopes I would have my son potty trained early. I [...]