Author: Renee Williams

Golf Carts and ATVS

Golf carts and ATVs have become a popular mode of transportation and recreation for children and young teens. “We see a spike with child injuries on golf carts and ATVs after Memorial Day and throughout the summer months,” said Renée McCabe, RN, Injury Prevention and Safety Program Manager at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Because four-wheeled motorized vehicles require skill and quick thinking, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends children under 16, who are too young to have a driver’s license, should not be allowed to operate or ride off-road vehicles. “More kids die on ATVs than bicycle...

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Editor’s Page

For the past few years it has been an absolute privilege to serve as editor of this cherished magazine. In this role, I’ve had the opportunity to engage with a talented staff of publishers, writers, artists, photographers, designers and creatives. Together we have brainstormed, collaborated and produced what we feel is a valuable service and resource for families in the area. It’s an understatement to say how grateful I am for everyone’s minds, their time and their gusto. I’ve learned that a significant amount of hard work goes into publishing a magazine. We have done this work outside of...

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Editor’s Page

Never ending winters always makes me long for the summer. The magical weeks of sun, fun and connecting with friends is a sweet, sentimental flashback, a reminder of carefree days. The anticipation of summer not only reminds many of us of our own special vacations and experiences, but brings the joy of seeing our kids off to camp. However you prepare for summer, our summer Camp Guide is here to help you find just the right sleepaway camp or overnight program. It’s not too late to find great options for this summer and it’s not too early to look...

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Editor’s Page

elcome to our annual GPS Guide. In this issue, you can find fun for your family, learn about places to visit and gather local info on activities to help keep everyone in your family entertained with some fun and free things to do in the area.  In addition to our guide of local attractions, Cammie Jones offers smart mom tips to entertaining kids on road trips and Meredith Flory encourages everyone to get out in nature and visit Mistletoe and Elijah Clark State Parks. In honor of Mother’s Day, Dr. Dana Harris shares a heartwarming story of her daughter’s...

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Go Girl – Kristi Connell

By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring Kristi Connell, 44, is a local attorney married to attorney Scott Connell. The couple have three children, Charles, 14, Sam, 12 and Benji, 9. The family has a pet Schnauzer named Reggie. Kristi’s volunteer work and affiliations include Pop Warner Compliance Officer, Football Coach, Junior League Sustainer, Trinity on the Hill Lead Usher, Augusta Bar Association Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediator and Mary Warren Home Foundation Board Member. Kristi’s greatest hope is to raise boys who grow up to create lives for themselves that make them fulfilled and happy. “I don’t know...

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