Wednesday, April 3

6 of the Best Memberships For Kids in Atlanta

Since having my daughter and beginning home-school, I have re-discovered how fun my hometown of Atlanta can be. There is so much to do here and it is easy to spend a lot of money figuring out what activities you like best. As a stay at home mom and homeschooler, finding ways to have fun while also watching my budget has been a top priority for me especially now that my daughter is old enough to enjoy much of what the city has to offer. I'd like to share some of the best memberships to have in Atlanta.


1. Children's Museum of Atlanta - With only a short walk from the train station, the Children's Museum of Atlanta is one of our favorite places to visit. The new exhibits are always fun and the permanent exhibits makes for a full day of museum play. There is paid parking in the area and the museum offers a variety of membership options.
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2. Center for Puppetry Arts - The Center for Puppetry Arts has to be my favorite for my kiddo! We both love watching the shows. A membership here is worth the investment as there are always new shows for kids, in addition to some adult shows and a puppet museum. This museum offers a variety of membership options and parking is free!
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3. Fernbank Museum Of Natural History - This museum was recently renovated and there is now a super fun outdoor play area. This  museum is great for indoor exploring on rainy days and outdoor play on sunny days. The new exhibits have all been excellent, indoor play space is perfect for elementary ages, and there is even a movie available to watch. Fern bank Museum often runs discounts on their memberships and parking is always free.
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4. High Museum of Art - The High Museum membership is the best membership. I love it because there are almost equal adult and children's events, I may even use the membership more for myself  than I do for the kiddo. There are member only preview events, toddler and family events, teen events, literally something for everyone.
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5. LEGOLAND Discovery Center - We've only had this membership for a few months and my kiddo has had a blast each time that she has gone to Legoland. This indoor playland is one where you can sort of sit and let the kids do their own thing. However, I do find myself building cars and towers with Ava while we are here.  Legoland will definitely come in handy this summer when the weather reaches scorching hot temperatures.
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6. Museum Of Design - We have gone to MODA a couple times and have always enjoyed the exhibits. I'm mentioning MODA because the membership here is FREE! Yep, not only is MODA across the street from the High Museum, but a Design Club membership here is free. We usually visit the High Museum and afterwards we visit MODA, great for an all day adventure.
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Finding ways to entertain children outside of the home can really begin to add up, especially if you are like me and love the thrill of something new everyday. I find that memberships are the most cost efficient way to have fun aside from free activities that libraries may offer. Memberships are also great for use when being outdoors isn't an option. How do you like to entertain your children? Do you have any museum memberships? Let me know in the comments! Until next time.

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Sunday, January 6

The Perfect Travel Snack for Road Tripping With Kids


*This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Traveling for the holidays are traditions that most families have. Whether it's taking a vacation by the beach or going to grandmas house, road trips are a joyous experience. As moms, we have a lot to think about when preparing for holiday travel, what clothes to take, length of travel time, and most of all, food! Our family travels usually include lodging with a full kitchen so I can prepare healthy meals for my family. Not only am I thinking about what we will eat during our trip, but also the snacks that we will eat for the car ride. Preparing for holiday travel also means a stop at Walmart to load up on snacks.


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As a vegan family, healthy and delicious food is important, that’s where Sensible Portions Sea Salt Garden Veggie Straws come in! Veggie Straws make a wonderful snack for both kiddos and moms. Veggie Straws are Vegan, Kosher have no Trans fats and no Cholesterol, all of which are essential to our lifestyle. With 30% less fat than chips, Veggie Straws have all the crunchy, yummy flavor you want in a snack and non of the artificial flavors or preservatives
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My daughter has always loved snacking on Veggie Straws. I like to dip them in homemade hummus dip. When you are considering what car snack to take with your for your holiday travels, head to your local Walmart and try out a bag of Sensible Portions Sea Salt Garden Veggie Straws. These are a snack the whole family will love. 
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What snack do you usually pack for long car rides? Will you be trying out Sensible Portions Sea Salt Garden Veggie Straws? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time. 

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Thursday, December 20

3 Simple Resolutions All Moms Should Make In The New Year


A new year is always a great time to put plans and goals into action. I personally like to make resolutions for different areas of my life, home, business, personal, etc. I wanted to share a few simple resolutions that I think all moms should make in the new year.


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1. Plan a day or a few days to unplug from social media and the internet. Take this time for extra bonding with your children. There are many things that you can do for yourself during your social media detox, journal, take a yoga class, catch up on your reading or podcasts. You can also use this time to give your children extra special attention, plan a picnic or a trip to the playground, actively listen to your children when they talk, play board games, binge watch Netflix, or enjoy a lazy day.

2. Read a few parenting books this year. I love reading but lately I have only been reading novels. This year, I'd like to squeeze in a few parenting books. The books I'm reading this year are
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will TalkNo Bad Kids: Toddler Discipline Without Shame, and The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children Effectively.




3. Practice peaceful parenting. I like to consider myself to be a gentle/peaceful parent but there is always room for improvement. My little lady is 4 now and is discovering her own voice, having an opinion about everything, and wanting to do the opposite of what I am asking her to do. This can sometimes be frustrating, so I would like to practice responding to my child instead of reacting, reduce my use of the word "no", and overall being more attentive. If you would like peaceful/gentle parenting inspiration, follow along here: Peaceful, Gentle Childhood.

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What parenting resolutions are you making for this year? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.
April K.
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Friday, December 14

5 Ways to Reduce Stress During The Holidays

The holiday season is a big and important time for most families. There are many things on our to do list, shop for gifts, plan family gatherings, cook fabulous meals, remain happy and bubbly! For some, this can be a big source of stress coupled with other life factors. I've put together a list of a few small things that you can do to reduce your holiday stress. Check them out below.

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Eat healthy meals
  As mush as we would probably love to live on coffee alone, our bodies will  repay us by being sluggish and cranky. In order to survive the holidays, we have to start waking up and preparing a healthy breakfast for ourselves and the family. Oatmeal is always a family favorite, it's easy to make and is nutritious. Also, have a plan in mind for lunch and dinner so you won't feel rushed later on into the day and turn to eating junk food.


Get a good nights sleep
  This is easier said than done. I'm normally and early sleeper and an early riser but lately I've been finding myself going to bed at 11pm sometimes! Going to sleep this late makes me exhausted in the morning. To help myself go to sleep earlier, I've been putting down my phone and turning off my computer at about 8pm, this helps with being able to relax my mind. A cup of chamomile tea helps with relaxation. Having a nighttime routine for your children will not only be beneficial for their sleep habits but will also help you sleep better. If the kids are in the bed at a certain time every night, then you will begin to unwind at a certain time every night, leading to longer and better sleep.

 Reduce time on social media
  The holidays are some of the best times to look at beautiful pictures of happy families, fabulous gifts, and extravagant vacations on social media. But, these beautiful pictures can sometimes lead to feelings of enviousness, unworthiness, and even jealousy if you begin to compare your life to those in the pictures. We have to remember that social media is a highlight  reel of your life's best moments and even though someone's life may seem "perfect", we should be grateful for the life that we currently have. Reducing time spent on social media will improve your feelings of gratefulness and overall self worth.


 Say "NO" to some holiday activities
  This is a big one for me! My little lady and I are always on the go, we love exploring and attending different events around the city. I'm getting emails daily about holiday plays, tree lightings, parades, holiday parties, and Santa visits. Of course, I want to take my daughter  to ALL the holiday things, but I have to learn to say no! Mainly because Atlanta traffic can be so terrible, it makes a typical 20 minute ride drag out for 30 and 45 minutes! Another reason is because my pockets just can't handle all the things and holiday gifts lol. So we have to choose! I'm picking a few free and affordable events to attend during the holidays and I am saying "no" to anything that makes me feel stressed about going.

Spend time with your friends
  Yes, the holidays are for spending time with your family, but don't let your friendships fall to the backburner! Hanging out with friends can be a refreshing twist to daily mom life. So plan a few friend dates this holiday season!

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This holiday season, lets not run on fumes, but actually enjoy our family and friends. Lets create good memories and always look forward to this time of year. Until next time.


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