Author: Michael Rushbrook

Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center

By Aimee Serafin • Photo by Dawn Howard   Reed Creek Nature Park & Interpretive Center is a nature preserve within the limits of our growing community. It is located just off Furys Ferry Road across from West Lake subdivision. The park offers a one-third mile raised boardwalk that is open for joggers or walkers to experience the sights and sounds of nature while exercising. Attraction-goers can enjoy all the wetlands has to offer in plants and critters like cattails, river otters, woodpeckers, and deer while strolling along the willow-lined boardwalk. There are six different habitat exhibits­– creek, floodplain forest,...

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Is Your Child Involved in Too Much?

By Rachael Moshman   Back to school means a return to extracurricular activities for many children. Some children are out of the house nearly every night of the week. I have worked with children and families as a resource coordinator and mentor for many years. When parents come to me with academic or behavioral concerns regarding their children, I quickly ask about their activities after school. If the list is long, my advice is usually to scale back and see if things turn around. Most schools and communities have an abundance of choices for children to be involved in...

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Children’s Hospital of Georgia

  Stronger Together As a baby, Lucas was one who never ran out of energy. So when he got a fever, his mom, Danielle, didn’t worry too much. After all, it was flu season, and her then-six-year-old was still running around like he always did. But then one week went by. His doctor checked, and sent him home with an antibiotic for an ear infection. Then another week of fever. Tests came back negative for the flu, and his doctor sent him home again. Then another week. By this time, Danielle was starting to worry. Her always-running 6-year-old was...

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Family Favorites 2019

What are your Family Favorites in Augusta’s river region? We polled readers, tallied the votes and have come up with a list of favorite restaurants, medical professionals, retailers and more. So, without further adieu, CLICK HERE here are our 2019 winners… 2019 FAMILY FAVORITES WINNERS This article appears in the September/October 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read...

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The College Queue

By Dustin Turner • Illustration by Michael Rushbrook   Our daughter, Abigail, is going to college. There’s no doubt about that. In fact, we tell her often. “Abigail, you’re going to college,” we say. Oh, she’s not going in the fall. Or for several more falls. Abigail is only 12 and still has to suffer the awkwardness of middle school and emotional roller coaster called high school. She has a lot of growing up to do. And we, her parents, have a lot of plans to put into motion. You see, the transition from Mommy and Daddy’s little girl...

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