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Summer Camp-Learning

Making Friends and Having Fun – By Dr. Dana Harris   Parents, Grandparents, Caregivers… brace yourself as elementary, middle and high schools prepare to close its doors for summer break in just a few short weeks! As the thrill of warmer temperatures, sunny beaches and images of a luxurious vacation begin to emerge, for those of you with school-age kids, it also means pulling out the summer calendar and those appealing catalogs in hopes of finding the most suitable activities guaranteed to keep your kids physically active and socially engaged during the hot summer months ahead. Summer camps are a...

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Tips to Spring into Emotional Wellness

– By Dr. Dana Harris This season let the renewal of spring be your cue to look at your family’s emotional well being. Here are tips that will help give your family a fresh start. Kids who have a positive perspective about the ups and downs of daily life are better able to manage their emotions and are stronger for it. Regardless of age, personal growth is about competency and because there’s a harmonious interplay between how kids feel and what they do, their emotional needs should not be overlooked. Emotional wellness is a fundamental aspect of healthy child development....

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Satisfy the Urge to Purge

The Art of a Successful Garage Sale – By Pam Molnar   As the weather warms up and we come out of hibernation, many of us jump quickly into the next season – spring cleaning. We dig through closets full of old clothes, household items and sports equipment and pull out what we no longer use. As the discard pile gets higher, we can’t help but think about all the money we spent on this “junk.” It isn’t long before we say, “Let’s have a garage sale.” But let’s face it. Our time is precious and we don’t want to...

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2019 Party Guide

Celebrate the magic of play and adventure while creating lifelong memories. Let this guide be your personal birthday party planner. Whether providing a thrilling location or supplying services in your home, these party pros offer a wealth of choices to suit all ages and interests. Photo by Sean Morgan at Air Strike Extreme Air Sports, Augusta, GA   CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GUIDE This article appears in the February 2019 issue of Augusta Family Magazine. Did you like what you read here?...

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Party Themes for Boys and Girls

– By Pam Molnar   My youngest two children, a girl and a boy, have birthdays that are three weeks apart. For their early years, when parties included primarily neighborhood friends, I combined their parties. I knew I had to come up with a theme that satisfied both genders in a range of ages. Here are a few party themes that work well for boys or girls. Princess and Knights – Every little girl wants a princess party and every little boy needs to release some energy. Encourage your guests to dress up or provide costumes to wear when they...

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