Category: Feature

The Teenage Entrepreneur

-by Pam Molnar   With today’s economy being what it is, teens are having a hard time finding work. According the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, only 60% of teens were employed last summer compared to 75% in 1983.  Jobs that have traditionally been filled by teenage workers in our society are now being filled by under-employed adults and recent college graduates. If a teenager is without a job during their high school years, where will they get the money to buy a car, save for college or even have a little spending money for a trip to the movie...

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Teens and Depression

-by Naimah Shaw   When  we think  of  teenagers and the years of adolescence, we think of a “happy go lucky” attitude, drama, years of rebellion and the natural process of independence and separation from family as they build an identity for themselves. The in between years of them thinking they are an adult but not quite ready to act like one or bear the consequences associated with rebellious behaviors. Often times, these attitudes stem from deeper issues that adults chalk up to “having a bad day.” Not  uncommon for parents, caregivers, teachers and other observant adults is the...

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16 Back to School Traditions to Start this Year

The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting on the bus for Kindergarten and in the blink of an eye, they are walking across the stage at their high school graduation. Don’t let those years go by in a blur. Capture the first day of school with a tradition the kids will look forward to every year.   Freeze a Memory 1. Drive to your local high school a few days before school starts. Capture a picture of your child standing by the marquee or in front of the building...

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“Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.” -Sophia Loren.   In this issue, we are excited to bring back an Augusta Family favorite, our Mommy Makeover. This month, local mom, Jennifer Hurst was selected to recieve a full day of pampering complete with a massage, outfit, hair and makeup. Kudos to the generous and kind-hearted individuals who rose to the occasion to help Augusta Family with our Mommy Makeover. Each one of these local business owners, without hesitation offered to gift their products and services to help our special mommy feel her best....

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Seizing the Summer Break With Endless Possibilities

The lazy, carefree days of summer are certainly on the horizon. I’m sure most would agree that after the long, wintry season, we are all looking forward to the change of pace with joyful smiles, enthusiastic sighs of relief, and open arms. Kids of all ages are thrilled and relieved to escape the grind of homework as well as the daily rituals and routines of academic school life. On the other hand, there are many anxious parents out there already experiencing high levels of anxiety, agonizing over the imminent challenges of keeping their children physically busy and mentally active...

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