A blog for busy moms in Atlanta

What’s the right age for kids to go to the shooting range?

11:13 am Aug. 28, 2014

By now we’ve all heard about the 9-year-old girl accidentally killing her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder.  According to Arizona authorities, the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital Monday night after being shot with a submachine gun he was teaching the girl to fire.

The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages

Hundreds of hours of on demand children’s entertainment now available – free

9:26 am Aug. 26, 2014

In case you haven’t heard, Popcornflix, a free movie streaming platform, is adding new kid-friendly content to its line up today. Popular titles include Big Comfy Couch, Dancing Down Under and One Direction.
The new content is available on Popcornflix Kids as well as the regular Popcornflix service.

Those of you who grew up in the 90s watching kids’ classics like “Big Comfy Couch” can now enjoy episodes with your own

Parenting a college student

8:46 am Aug. 22, 2014

For more than 30 years, Emory University psychology professor Marshall Duke has given an annual speech to auditoriums full of nervous parents preparing to leave their child at the university. Covering everything from resisting daily communication to letting students solve their own problems, Duke’s entertaining and frank speeches provide practical advice about what parents can expect during a student’s first year of classes and how to adjust to the changes

Is your 9-year-old mature enough to play in a park unsupervised?

2:09 pm Aug. 21, 2014

Last month South Carolina mother Debra Harrell was arrested for letting her 9-year-old daughter play in a park unsupervised while she was at work. Since then numerous other parents have also been arrested for allowing their children to play in public places, both indoors and outside, unsupervised.
As the nation debates whether such parenting choices are acceptable or neglectful, the latest Reason-Rupe national telephone poll finds 82 percent of Americans believe

Starting the money talk with kids

8:15 am Aug. 20, 2014

T. Rowe Price has released some new surprising findings from their 2014 Parents, Kids and Money Survey of children ages 8 to 14 and their parents. (1,000 parents and 924 kids were surveyed.)

Here are some

Emory seeking children for research studies

1:27 pm Aug. 19, 2014

The Emory Child Study Center is seeking children, infant through adolescent age, for a variety of research studies focusing on how kids think, learn and remember. Studies typically take a couple of hours and usually

With at least a week of school behind you, how did you do?

12:58 pm Aug. 14, 2014

Whether starting their first day of Pre-K or their last year of high school, back-to-school season can stir feelings of anxiety, stress and even fear in our kids. Good news. “There are resources available that parents and kids can use to help the transition go a little more smoothly and help to boost success throughout the school year, says Kari Collins, director of mental health services at the Montefiore