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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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Counting Our Blessings and Affirming the Goodness in Life

By Aimee Serafin   As Thanksgiving approaches I would like to encourage us to see this holiday week as an opportunity to set aside some time, both individually and with our family and friends, to reflect on the blessings in our lives. Living in a thankful, appreciative way– daily, hourly, moment by moment– can truly enhance the quality of our lives.  Paying attention to our gratitude puts us in a positive frame of mind.  It connects us to the world around us and ourselves. Research demonstrates that focusing on what we are grateful for is a universally rewarding way...

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By Aimee Serafin • Photo by Alexander Schimmeck   Georgia’s First STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) competition is returning to Augusta this week! STEAMIFY is a competition where students grades 4 – 8 showcase their creative skills in the areas of aeronautical engineering, dance, engineering, spoken word, theater, visual arts, debate and rocketry. This collaborative event includes teams of students across the state Georgia from private and public schools, homeschools, and clubs like Scouts and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The competition, consisting of a long problem and a spontaneous problem, promotes the understanding of...

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The Family Photo Shoot

By Aimee Serafin   The holiday season is a great time of year to get the family together for a photoshoot. Thoughtful planning and flexibility make for a good family photo. Whether in pumpkin patches, pine tree farms, cotton fields, churches or your familiar and comfy living room, choosing a suitable location is the first task. In addition to location, the decision of what to wear comes next. There are some basic rules for location and style decisions that can help land a quality photo. Below are things to keep in mind: The Location Choose a location that is...

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