A blog for busy moms in Atlanta

Moms, let’s help Bert’s Big Adventure

9:09 am May. 30, 2014

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31, Mellow Mushroom at 11770 Haynes Bridge in Alpharetta, is throwing a Free Ultimate Family Celebration. That’s right. Come meet an Atlanta Falcons player, Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, and Freddie the Falcon. To amp up the fun, you and the kids can enjoy a Field Goal kick game, photo booth, live DJ, airbrush tattoos, balloon twister, bounce houses, prizes, great food, a raffle,

Help fight childhood cancer

9:07 am May. 30, 2014

Join thousands of supporters across the country hosting lemonade stands to raise funds and awareness for the fight against childhood cancer. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s National Lemonade Days kick off June 6 and run through June 8. You can find participating stands in and around your zip code here: www.alexslemonade.org/search/alex_search.

If you’re aware of any other lemonade stands, please share it in a comment.

Repeating a grade: How do you know when to do it; when successful?

12:36 am May. 29, 2014

A friend posted on Facebook an end-of-school photo of her child saying now they know they made the right decision to hold the child back a year and have the child repeat kindergarten. She said the last year had ended in tears and this year ended with a happy, successful and confident child. She knew they made the right decision to repeat the year.

When I was in school, readiness was

Kids less fit: What do we do?

8:26 am May. 28, 2014

The latest study on the health of our children isn’t good with fewer than half of children between the ages of 12 and 15 considered physically fit (as measured by cardiorespiratory fitness). This marks a big drop from a decade ago.

I want to get your thoughts on this.

Overall, 42 percent of children between the ages of 12 and 15 had adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness in 2012 in a national

Is insurance on iPads/iPods/iPhones for suckers?

2:05 am May. 28, 2014

You’re not going to talk me into insurance on my rental car (my car insurance covers me in rental cars) or on the printer or the TV but when it comes to electronics that our kids play with (a la the iPad) then we usually take it.

Insurance has already replaced our iPad once in the last four years and we took another two years of coverage out after that. However,

‘Godzilla’ more fun, less violent than ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

11:23 am May. 27, 2014

Michael came home Thursday for our monthly visit over the long weekend (hence no posts), and the new “X-Men: Days of Future Past” was high on our agenda. We are all X-Men fans. Michael grew up reading the comic books. I used to watch the cartoons and we have gone to see all the previous movies. But this was the first time we were going to let our 11-year-old see

For disabled graduates, finding jobs is tough

10:50 am May. 22, 2014

Unlike his brother Drew, who went off to college after graduating last year from Dunwoody High School, Tyler Luciani, who has a mild intellectual disability, is struggling to find his place in the world. The

Is it OK for end-of-year school events (graduations) to be held at churches?

12:37 am May. 21, 2014

I was flipping through photos on Facebook last night looking at some Gwinnett County friends’ fifth grade promotion ceremony. I kept trying to figure out where that nice stage was in the elementary school and then I realized it was at a Protestant church down the street. It wasn’t in the school at all.

When I was in high school they used to do convocation ceremonies at local churches but that

Toddler Takeover At Woodruff Arts Center

3:40 pm May. 19, 2014

The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum are joining artistic forces to host the first annual “Toddler Takeover: an Art’s Festival for the Very Young” at the end of the month.
From puppetry storytelling to stroller gallery tours to an orchestra instrument petting zoo, the Woodruff Arts Center will be crawling with toddlers. The festival will be May 31 through June 2 at the Woodruff Arts Center. One