Author: Michael Rushbrook

Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Messy Moose Socks Oh baby! Each pair of these socks has a soft rattle at the end of each toe. Available in a variety of whimsical designs. Sizes 0–24 months. Morris Museum of Art Gift Shop | One 10th Street, 2nd Floor     Custom Engraved Frames Celebrate anyone from a new baby to an all- star or favorite grandparent.   Anything you want engraved to make any photo or memory extra special. CommuniGraphics, Inc. | 1400 Georgia Ave., North Augusta     Southern Tide Collegiate Tees Southern Tide Collegiate is perfect for any collegiate fan – their tees and apparel...

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Eat Poor for a Day, Prosper in the New Year

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Collards and black-eyed peas are traditional New Year’s Day food in the South because they are believed to bring prosperity in the New Year. Not only are these foods tasty and inexpensive, they can be very healthy. I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year! Cost: each serving of greens is about $0.70 and the black-eyed peas are $0.13 per serving.    Nutrition:  Greens are a beneficial powerhouse. They are packed with vitamin A, fiber, folic acid and calcium. And they contain many phytonutrients. Beans are also packed...

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Pet Chickens and New Classrooms

“Mom, I love love LOVE my new school. Oh. Em. Gee!!!” This declaration came before the end of the first week of school, yet after a summer break filled with weeping and gnashing of teeth. For example: @SayWhatScooter: “… but I like my OLD school!” Mommy: “Ooh, look at this beautiful garden. And we get to do the Tuesday market!” Scoot: “But I’m gonna miss my FRENNNNNS” Me: “You’ll make NEW friends!” LeScoot: “But… DAAAAADDDDYYYYY!” #writhingonfloor Truth is, I, too, was perplexed. Our family had a lot going on. Bossman and I were buying a house, which meant we...

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NAPPA Awards Holiday Toy Guide 2019

By Elena Epstein,  Nappa Awards Director This holiday season, we have something for everyone to spark imagination and creativity, learn, laugh and create forever memories. This article appears in the November 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read...

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The Nitty Gritty of Holiday Deals

By Aimee Serafin   It’s that time of year when everything edible comes in pumpkin spice and thoughts turn to holiday shopping. While you are putting the finishing touches on your shopping list, retailers are gearing up for their biggest holidays of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether you prefer the hustle and bustle of Black Friday or shopping from your pajamas on Cyber Monday, there are deals to be found and plenty of reasons to check out each. Black Friday It used to be that all the deals on Black Friday were in the stores....

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