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Coach Mommy: Surviving Tryouts for Parents and Athletes

By: Coach Nevena Taylor Block Out Volleyball Academy As we approach tryouts and nerves are getting thin, both for athletes and parents, here are couple of reminders: This is the time to be excited, not worried. This is a young athlete’s first true athletic challenge. Celebrate!!! To tryouts always bring: positive attitude towards yourself and ... Read More

Dust, Debris and Air Ducts, Oh My!

When you think about spring cleaning, all the usual suspects come to mind. Baseboards, Ceiling Fans, Blinds, but something we don’t often think about are things like furnaces, air conditioners and air ducts. While cleaning baseboards and blinds will make your house look clean, keeping the air ducts clean is an essential part of keeping ... Read More

5 Things to Know: Candytopia Atlanta

An inclement weather makeup day on Good Friday gave us the perfect excuse to jump over to Atlanta and check out Candytopia! If you were following along on our Social Media last week you probably know all about this sweet goodness, if you weren’t (shame on you!) Now, let us fill you in! Candytopia is ... Read More

Earth Month Tips: Food Waste

This week in our series of Earth Month Tips, we’re talking about the impact that food has on the environment from how we get our food, to what we eat, to what we do with leftovers. In all, agriculture in the U.S. accounts for 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions due to factors like raising ... Read More

Fun (non candy) Easter Basket Stuffers

Let’s be honest… We all know what happens to the candy that comes with every holiday… Mom walks by basket, Mom picks up snack size Snickers,”it’s just one Snickers” she thinks, “AND it’s snack size, it barely even counts as calories…” Mom leaves room walking past basket and picks up another little piece of chocolate, ... Read More

Partners in Kids Health: Springtime Allergies

Springtime brings warmer temperatures and flowers in bloom, but also brings dreaded allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing. Dr. Amy CaJacob is an allergist at Children’s of Alabama. She says spring allergies are due to tree pollen. Tree pollen is carried by the wind, so the allergens are in the air ... Read More

It’s Hip, It’s Easy, It’s Green! Composting 101

The United States is the #1 trash-producing country in the world, producing about 40% of the entire world’s garbage. Every year the average American throws out about 1,600 pounds of organic waste. This organic garbage is the number one least recycled material in the U.S. Composting this extra waste would lead to a significant reduction ... Read More

Earth Month Tips: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This week, we’re focusing on the Three Rs: Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle. It can be tempting to feel good about purchases we make as long as the items or their packaging can be recycled. But, while 80% of what we get rid of could be recycled, our actual recycling rate is closer to 30%. Sometimes ... Read More

Homeschool Mommy: Cutting Curriculum

It’s time to discuss another reason why homeschooling might be easier than you think! My goal is always to encourage those who are interested in homeschooling. And I hope that so far, I have been successful. One reason I hear a lot of families being hesitant to try homeschooling is the cost. And they’re right, ... Read More

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Target Car Seat Trade In 2019

The Target Car Seat Trade In is back for 2019! Guests who trade in their old car seats will receive a 20 percent off coupon toward a new car seat, car seat base, travel system, stroller or select baby home gear, such as playards, high chairs, swings, rockers and bouncers. Car seats can only be ... Read More