Thursday, March 30

Atlanta FREE Kid Friendly April 2017 Happenings!

Spring has Sprung!! I wanted to share a few FREE events happening in the month of April. Links are available to learn more information for each event.

1. Pillow Fight in the Park - April 1st is April Fool's Day and also International Pillow Fight Day! Bring a feather free pillow to Grant Park from 3pm-6pm for some pillow fight fun. For more info, click HERE.

2. Food O Rama - Food truck festival happening at Grant Park, 11am-7pm. After your pillow fight, stop by your favorite food truck to fill your belly.

3. Festival on Ponce - Olmsted Linear Park, April 1st 10am-5pm and April 2nd 11am-5pm. There will be fine and folk art, food, music and a children's area. 

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4. Dogwood Festival - My favorite!! April 7th 2pm-9pm is family Friday where there will be rides, games, and inflatables. Unlimited wristbands for the rides are $12 in advance. Depending on the weather, we may purchase wristbands. April 8th-9th are the FREE days of the festival. Art, a 5k run, live music, and food. Click HERE for more info.

5. High Museum Second Sundays - April 9th.  Every second Sunday of the month, the High Museum offers free admission and family friendly activities from 1pm-4pm.

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6. Sandy Springs Artsapalooza - April 15th 10am-5pm and April 16th 11am-5pm. Food trucks, live music, arts and crafts booths, and a kids area. 6100 Lake Forrest Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 Click HERE for more information.

7. National Park week - April 15th-16th and April 22nd-23rd Enjoy free entrance days to national parks. Parks that will be free include Arabia Mountain, and Cumberland Island if you are up for a road trip. For more information, click HERE.

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8. Pinners Conference and Expo - This event is for the crafty mamas, not necessarily kid friendly though. I'd use this as a moms day out! This event  technically isn't free but there is a coupon code for a free ticket. Use promo code: ShopPinners to get the $7 ticket for free. Price increases depending on the classes you choose to take. Click HERE for all the details.

9. Atlanta Streets Alive - April 23rd 2pm-6pm. The roads will be closed off. Walk, run or bike for free entertainment and activities. Click HERE for more info.

10. Inman Park Festival - April 29th - 30th, 11am-6pm. Enjoy music, food vendors, art, kids activities and a street parade on April 29th at 2pm. Click HERE for more information.

April is a busy month! April is also the best month, I'll share why later! Fill your calendars and I will catch you on my next post. Until next time!
April K.
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Thursday, March 16

Our First Craft for Spring!

It has been super cold here this week, between 35-40 degrees! With Spring arriving next week, I wanted to do something fun to get us into a springy mood.

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I found these wooden plaques at Dollar Tree, I always unexpectedly find wonderful craft supplies there. Ava is using Crayola Washable Paint since my acrylic paint stains.

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I decided to paint plaque with watercolor paint . I wasn't sure if the water colors would show up on the wood, but the quality of this paint is nice and the colors are vibrant.

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Our plaques came out cute! Ava had a fun time painting and now we have decorations for the window. I'll be sharing other spring crafts soon, Ava loves art so we do it all the time. Feel free to click the link to pick up any of the paint mentioned. Until next time!

April K.
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Monday, March 13

How to Find and Keep Mom Friends!

Mom friends, how many of us have them?! Since becoming a stay at home mom, it is hard to get together with my non mom friends. They don't understand working around nap time or having to be near a restroom. They are free on the weekends and I am beat on the weekends! But this is where your mom friends come in, the ladies who understand your daily struggle lol. Here are some tips to find and keep your #MomTribe.

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How to FIND mom friends:
 Leave the house! Mom friends aren't going to magically show up at your front door, you have to get out and socialize.

Spark up conversations at the playground or other kid friendly places. Chances are the moms that are out and about during the day are stay at home moms and you should have an easier time connecting and meeting up with them.

 Join Facebook groups for moms in your area. There are groups for practically groups for everything on Facebook.  I have meet some of my best mom friends in Facebook groups.

Search local hashtags on Instagram. I do this all the time and I follow some wonderful local mommies. Maybe ill have the courage one day to ask them on a playdate!

How to KEEP mom friends:
 Keep in touch! You don't have to call everyday but a text every now and then to check in is great.

 Write down your playdates. It sucks to have a playdate planned and you get stood up, not only for you but your child who wants to see their friend. Write down playdates in your planner or use your phone to keep track.
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Set up mom dates too! I love seeing my mom friends on weekends without the kiddies. Something simple like ice cream or go all out for a moms night out! Either way, it forms a deeper connection that just being moms.

I hope you find these tips helpful. Mom tribes are everything! Until next time!

April K.
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