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INK – Interactive Neighborhoood for Kids

http://www.inkfun.org/

This place is definitely off the beaten path – and is also well worth the drive! Plan for a long visit – your kids will not want to leave! They have created a mini-world for kids where they can ‘be’ a Dr who takes Xrays to a dentist or a vet who actually uses the tools of the trade. There is a grocery store with shopping carts and check out. All of these are kid-sized for maximum fun. They sell a small selection of snacks and have a large room where you can take a break and picnic with your kids. Bring your own lunch – they encourage it. Then get back to the fun and let your kids play dress-up, fly an airplane or do almost anything their imaginations can dream up!

I give this place 5 stars….you will too!

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Another Fun Family outting

We love finding local fun – outdoors .. .and more chances to wear our favorite costumes.  We have done this one in the past and it is cute and not over-crowded as you have a huge space to stroll around.  There are photo spots set up…in fact one of my favorite pictures from Halloween a few years back was from this event.  Super fun, fast, easy and the kids will walk themselves to exhaustion!  Total win-win!
 
October 26, 2013 – 3:00PM – 5:00PM
The Avenue East Cobb
On Saturday, October 26 from 3 PM – 5 PM, enjoy complimentary children’s entertainment, crafts, face painters, balloon art and more. Back by popular demand: Stroll The Avenue stores and pick up treats from more than 45 stores including chocolate, your favorite candy, giveaways and more.
 
Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the perfect pictures to share
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Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer

What a great idea this is – I can’t wait to try it and post more!

My Crazy Blessed Life!

Sooooo… I have a three-year-old little girl who is full of drama.  Probably not the only one in history, but one of my current dilemmas.  When time out time comes for bad behaviour I find myself with a little girl on the bottom step screaming, kicking walls and not able to even calm down enough to learn her lesson.  This was getting worse and worse until I told my husband, “there has to be a better way, I’m going to research this.”  So I went online and read other mom’s advice, dr’s advice, psychologist’s advice, etc.  Nothing was really working.  Finally I saw something called a mind jar.  This was a mason jar filled with water, clear gel glue and ultra fine glitter.  You shake it and the glitter settles slowly as you watch you relax.   The original ones I saw were to teach children to meditate (not my goal).  I loved…

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