Author: Michael Rushbrook

16 Back to School Traditions to Start this Year

The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting on the bus for Kindergarten and in the blink of an eye, they are walking across the stage at their high school graduation. Don’t let those years go by in a blur. Capture the first day of school with a tradition the kids will look forward to every year.   Freeze a Memory 1. Drive to your local high school a few days before school starts. Capture a picture of your child standing by the marquee or in front of the building...

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“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” -Sophia Loren.   In this issue, we are excited to bring back an Augusta Family favorite, our Mommy Makeover. This month, local mom, Jennifer Hurst was selected to recieve a full day of pampering complete with a massage, outfit, hair and makeup. Kudos to the generous and kind-hearted individuals who rose to the occasion to help Augusta Family with our Mommy Makeover. Each one of these local business owners, without hesitation offered to gift their products and services to help our special mommy feel her best....

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Start a Healthy Legacy

Fifth in a series of Ten Habits for a Healthy Mom By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. My dad was the king of, “Do as I say, not as I do”.  This maxim led to 50 extra pounds, hypertension, type 2 diabetes…and an early death. In his defense, he always encouraged us to practice healthy dietary habits but there wasn’t a barbecue pork chop that didn’t have his name on it.  There is nothing better (except maybe stopping smoking) that most of us can do for our long term health than eating well.  Raised in the South, I grew up,...

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Go Girl – Kimberly Dozier

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Kimberly Dozier, 44, is a pharmaceutical sales representative. She is married to Will Dozier who is the director of development for Blanchard and Calhoun. The couple has three children, Jackson, 11, Harrison, 9 and Wilkes, 7. The family also has an English Cocker named Marshall. Kimberly is with the American Heart Association as the Heart Ball Chair and PTO for Stevens Creek Elementary. One word you would use to describe yourself: Happy. If you could have any job, what would you choose? I love my job!! Everyday is different. I love making...

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Summer Hydration

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE Whew… it is HOT! This makes sense of course, because it is summer in the South. That not only means heat but water as well.  Swimming, boating, sprinklers and water balloon fights abound. However as school resumes, the water of summer may be regulated to the weekend but water is essential for hydration, health and proper functioning. So, how much water is recommended? There are many variables to consider such as weather, age, clothing, equipment, activity and other foods consumed. Fruits and vegetables contain higher water content than other foods. Read as:...

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