The Auburn/Opelika area is a lovely place to live year-round, but this time of year is special because we transform into a holiday destination for the region! We've gathered a list of coming events starting after Thanksgiving through the...
Buddy and Bailey were a part of our family for about fourteen years. We wanted them to live inside but our house proved crowded with the five of us and two fast-growing, active, chewing-on-everything lab-mix puppies, so they moved...
Have you been looking for a list of festivities or events to celebrate this fall? Look no further!  We have gathered a list of Auburn and Opelika Halloween Festivities to help your family have fun this season. Explore our...
Back in the 90s, there was an infomercial that came on all the time featuring a short, spiky blonde-haired woman, Susan Powter, who was selling her "Stop the Insanity" workout videos.  Every year as Spring Break inches closer, I...
As much as I love the meaning, magic, and joy of Christmas, I can't help but find more fun in the lesser holidays. Valentine's Day is full of hearts, hugs, candy, and pink; Groundhog's Day is a chance to...
I’ve said it before, but one of my main goals of motherhood is to create a childhood that feels magical and special and to curate an environment that yields openness and creativity. Holidays have a good bit of all...
So first off, I’m not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all about bettering yourself, starting a new hobby, getting serious with a goal, and accomplishing something new that you’re set out to...
For many, The Nutcracker Ballet is as much a part of the holiday season as gift giving and lights. Maybe it’s been on your radar lately too - our area is fortunate enough to have had several productions each...

I Wish You Christmas

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When they were small, our kids always loved participating in musicals at church. I remember one year our oldest was chosen to be a character in a Christmas musical about two grandparents and their grandchildren playing the "Christmas Wish"...
Big Box stores started to sell Christmas items in early October this year; this seems earlier every year. We are constantly bombarded with buy me messages. Ads are everywhere—YouTube, Facebook, television, radio, mail, magazines, newspapers, websites, billboards. Even our...
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5 Abuse Prevention Strategies To Start Using With Small Children

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I’m naturally a risk-averse person. Growing up, I was not infrequently called a “teacher’s pet” or “goody two-shoes,” or told that I didn’t know...

The Wonder Years