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Fashioning the Perfect Christmas

-by Christa Melnyk Hines   One December, while in my late 20s, I tagged along with my parents to visit my grandmother in Wiesbaden, Germany. I hadn’t been in Germany during the Christmas season since childhood when my father was stationed there while in the Air Force. While there, I was struck by how different the European Christmas felt compared to our own more chaotic, commercialized holiday in the U.S. My parents and I decided to stroll through the Christkindl Market in Wiesbaden’s downtown square. Though the sunny afternoon was chilly, the breeze was gentle, carrying the comforting smells of...

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Reid on the Run

-by Renee Williams   Just like the roots of a plant ensure its growth and future, the roots of Reid memorial presbyterian church are its children. All ages, races and lifestyles are welcome at Reid Memorial and  the youth ministries invest deeply in each individual child to prepare them for life. On February 2, Reid Memorial will host the 8th annual Reid on the Run to benefit Young Life of Augusta who has been a vital part in the faith journey of many youth in the area for 60 years, including the life journey of Sarah Catherine Rhoads. The...

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2018 Annual Toy Guide

‘Tis the season for shopping, but don’t let the pressure of finding that perfect gift take the “happy” out of your holidays. Before you hit the mall—or Internet—take a look at the fantastic finds below, all of which were recognized and awarded by the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA). CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TOY GUIDE This article appears in the November 2018 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read here?...

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Handling the Holidays with Dignity, Patience and Grace

-by Dr. Dana Harris   The holiday season is rapidly approaching!  For many, it’s an opportunity to rekindle the feelings of family togetherness, meaningful traditions, spiritual rejuvenation, precious memories of childhood and the innocence of a moment in time long ago.  For others, the holiday season can bring about feelings of being overwhelmed, depression and loneliness, coupled with hectic times and shiny new possessions that probably won’t be paid off until March. Family relationships, finances and the physical demands of the holiday season are all common triggers of stress. During this time of year, it comes as no surprise...

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Special Kids Directory

Our Annual Guide to Special Needs Resources Throughout the CSRA Children with special needs and their families face particular challenges. Disorders and defects may be apparent at birth or present as developmental delays at a later stage. Injury and illness may impact functioning. Whatever the source or cause of a disability, the child it affects has the same basic need for love and care as other children. His or her parents want the best for their treasure now and in the future. Attaining the right services for a special needs child can turn challenges into triumphs. CLICK HERE FOR...

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