Author: Michael Rushbrook

Best Summer Ever

Nine Ways To Amp Up The Creative Family Fun By Christina Katz   Are you simultaneously excited about and dreading the approach of summer? If so, you might want to start preparing now to make the most of all of the unstructured, non-scheduled time your kids will soon be spending at home…or summer may not end up nearly as relaxing for you as it is for your kids! Take a cue from ‘The Artful Parent,’ blogger Jean Van’t Hul. She says, “When a child explores, learns, and creates, the side effect is often a mess. To say no to...

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Planning Your Family Getaway with Ease

(Making Time for What Really Matters) – By Dr. Dana Harris   Family vacations should be about creating a lifetime of memories. Whether it’s getting organized, staying fit, or spending quality time with loved ones, summer allows time for everyone to follow their passions.  When you take vacations together, you become a team by embracing new adventures, sharing memorable experiences while generating a sense of joy and togetherness. You come to know that there is a world apart from yours, which is beautiful and exciting. Reflecting on those happiest moments of joyful times spent together as a family can be...

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A Nightmare on Mall Street

By J. Ron Eaker, M.D. Listen up moms…this could be your child! I recently spent way too much time at a mall.  For me, this is like being forced to watch a Gossip Girl marathon, sort of in between sadistic torture and cultural enlightenment.  I was in Nashville, Tennessee for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Country Music Marathon (I’ve got to get them to shorten that name!) and I was flying solo and had time to kill before carb loading.  My wife elected to stay at home and avoid a six hour car ride with someone who smelled like...

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Talkin’ About My Generation – May 2019

Bo Yum, 23, lives in Grovetown and her profession is in sales. She has one pet, a miniature Australian Shepherd named Olive. What’s your favorite food? Sushi? Tacos? Noodles? How could anyone choose just ONE favorite?! Dream vacation? Somewhere far away, on a beach with clear waters, and a very strong drink in my hand. What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor, and slowly but surely I’m trying my best to get there. Hobbies? Dancing! Not that I’m any good at it, but it’s definitely something I love to do. Favorite indulgence? French fries,...

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May You Have It Your Way! (or your kids way)

by Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD, CDE   Guess what is great about chicken salad? It is easily modifiable!!!!! Letting children have input on ingredients is a fabulous way to help them learn healthy eating habits. There are definitely times when feeding children is a thank-less job, when food that was lovingly prepared sits uneaten and ignored. One particular principle I learned in school and have come to cherish as a parent is the “Division of Responsibility” (DOR) principle.  DOR is a guiding principle for feeding children in a healthy manner. You, the parent takes on the job (responsibility)...

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