Auburn-Opelika Mom is looking for a new owner or ownership team. This is an opportunity to own, manage, and excel with a local Auburn-Opelika small businesses. We are proud of where Auburn-Opelika Moms has come and we know that it...
I have enjoyed many theme park trips over the years. A couple of years ago I set my sights on taking a family trip to Dollywood. It's about a 5.5-hour drive (with favorable traffic through Atlanta) from Lee County,...
What are you reading? A simple enough question. But is it? With all the discussion over books recently, it’s worth taking a good look at what you, and your kids, are poring over. “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” (Stephen...
For the longest time I have dreamed and desired to have a simple garden party with my closest gals to celebrate anything and everything and to create a bouquet of fresh flowers to take home.  Thanks to Flowers to Bless...
I’m what I have dubbed a “first generation southerner.” I have the accent (a little bit) but not the pedigree, the values but not the traditions. One set of grandparents was from New England, the other set from Ohio....
One of the first full length novels I read as a child was Heidi, by Johanna Spyri. In 1968, a movie based on the book was aired in the U.S. Many remember it because NFL coverage of a game...
Our 3rd Annual Bloom:: An Event for New and Expecting Moms sponsored by Big Blue Marble Academy was hosted on March 26, 2023 at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Resort & Spa at Grand National. We were THRILLED to once...
Do you like to dive in and go when it comes to new things, or do you prefer to think things through and prepare?  When it comes to potty training - and most other things in life - I prefer...
Ever get bothered or uneasy about something but you’re not really sure why? I do! But I’ve finally got a strategy to deal with it, and it involves clarifying my core values.  My husband and I are doing an 8-week...
"How much do you weigh, Mommy?" asked my 5-year-old girl today. "I weigh about 120 pounds, but I don't know exactly. That's what I weighed last time I went to the doctor," I replied. "WHOA. That's a lot more than I...
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“I love you, Mommy.” As sweet as it sounded, I knew she’d usually done something she shouldn’t have when she slid up next to me...

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