Author: Michael Rushbrook

2020Party Guide

Celebrate the magic of play and adventure while creating lifelong memories. Let this guide be your personal birthday party planner. Whether providing a thrilling location or supplying services in your home, these party pros offer a wealth of choices to suit all ages and interests. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GUIDE   Photo by Randy Pace This article appears in the February 2020 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read here?...

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Tooth Brushing – Tips for Infants and Children

By Dana Harris   Should I help brush my child’s teeth? Tooth brushing should begin soon after tooth eruption, starting with parents wiping the first teeth with a soft washcloth. After several teeth have come in, a soft bristled brush can be used to clean baby’s teeth. The parent or guardian should be involved in dispensing toothpaste and brushing up until age six or seven. At this age, children should be able to brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day, but do still require supervision. While supervising, make sure the child is not swallowing the toothpaste. By...

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The Modern Perspective – February 2020

De’Anya Ezahni Bell is a senior at Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. She has been studying dance for twelve years, receiving training in ballet, jazz, tap, flamenco, hip-hop, and musical theatre. Currently, Bell concentrates on the modern dance technique as a student and assistant to Sharon Skepple Mayfield at Skepple Mayfield Dance in Augusta, Georgia. When did your interest in modern dance start? I began training at a modern-based dance school early in my dance career. Growing up in the south heavily influenced my development as a modern dancer. The organic characteristics and endless possibilities of modern dance sparked...

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Simple Food Preparation for a Healthy Year

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE A great habit or tradition to start in the kitchen and continue through the year is food preparation. A one-hour weekend food prep session yields multiple positive outcomes. First and foremost, it is time spent together, and in case you have not noticed, your children really do want to be with YOU. Secondly, it exposes kids to healthy food options and increases longevity. When compared to other high-income countries America cooks the least and lags in life expectancy. Cooking skills correlate positively with vegetable consumption and negatively with convenience food consumption, which...

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L-O-V-E Stories

I love a good love story. The ones on the big screen or the Hallmark channel are fun, but I like the ones with real people! It’s a question I love to ask someone new or when I’m learning more about a friend: “How did you two meet?” I enjoy hearing the details of how people came together. My best friend’s late Mema would say in her thick southern drawl to everyone who crossed her path, “Tell me your love story”. She would hang onto every word as the person shared how they met the love of their life....

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