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How my 4-year-old's expectations changed the value of a quarter

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:12am

So my children were all playing on electronics recently when I told them it was time to move on to other pursuits. My 4-year-old promptly logged off the computer while his older sister and brother tried to wrap up their games.

I happened to have a quarter in my pocket, so just for fun I gave it to my little guy as a spontaneous reward for being the first to do as I had asked. I do not usually reward my kids like that for simply doing what I ask. I expected him to be happy with the little gift.

The Importance of a Parasite Exam-Testing the “poop”

The Importance of a Parasite Exam-Testing the “poop”

by Dr. Carla Case-... on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:19am

 

The Importance of a Parasite Exam-Testing the “poop”

 

By Lisa A. Yackel, CVPM, PHR

 

Hospital Administrator

 

Springtime hiking at Fort McAllister

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 10:58am

Spring came to visit yesterday with her sparkling sunshine and warm breezes. In celebration, our family hit the trails at Fort McAllister State Park near Richmond Hill. My husband and I guided our merry band of children and dogs as they happily bounded down the trail. Even our 4-year-old, who sometimes mysteriously “can't walk,” zipped along pretending he was riding an electric bobcat (yeah, I don't know).

Excitement Over An Antibiotic

Excitement Over An Antibiotic

by Dr. Carla Case-... on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:09pm

 

 

 

Submitted by Lisa A. Yackel, CVPM, PHR

 

How a booster seat caught me by surprise

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:39pm

The path of childhood is marked by milestones, some bigger and some smaller. There are the obvious ones like first steps, the first day of school, and the first tooth to fall out. I keep a mental list of these milestones as a sort of guide that my kids and I are on the right track with everything progressing in a healthy way. It's not a deliberate checklist that I planned. More like just a sense of what's ahead and what to expect.

Sometimes, though, the milestones are smaller, perhaps less celebrated, and unexpected. And yet they can stop me in my tracks and tug at my heart.

Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance Offers Free Classes for February and March

Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance Offers Free Classes for February and March

by amyp527 on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 11:19am

Glor na Daire Academy of Irish Dance in Savannah is offering one month (4 weeks) of FREE classes to dancers  starting in the month of February or March to children wanting to give Irish dance a try.  

My daughter's birthday party: finding the balance between Special and Practical

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:35pm

It's February, and the birthdays are sneaking up on me again. I can't understand how events that I know are coming every single year can repeatedly take me by surprise, finding me unprepared. But here we are.

My little girl will turn 10 soon, and she has an extensive list of ideas for her birthday party. In fact, if we did every girly “spa extravaganza” activity she has imagined for her birthday, it would require more than a full day and a staff of assistants to pull it off.

Try Mom & baby Water Aerobics Class on Tuesdays at 11:30am at Chatham County Aquatic Center

Try Mom & baby Water Aerobics Class on Tuesdays at 11:30am at Chatham County Aquatic Center

by Oh Baby Fitness on Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:43pm

Try our Mom & Baby Water aerobics class on Tuesdays at 11:30am at Chatham County Aquatic Center. Use discount code: COASTALMOMMIES to save 10% off a full session. Register at www.ohbabyfitness.com and try a H2Oh Baby class today!

How a Screen Fast can boost the fun factor in your home

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:21pm

I have a love hate relationship with screens. Screens... you know, the kind kids love to stare at for hours on end, playing video games or watching tv shows and movies?

I love for my children to have fun, and I happily acknowledge that they can have fun and learn certain skills and knowledge from video games. And I love movies and shows that are funny, inspirational, thought-provoking. There can be a lot of value on a screen.

Imagination inspiration from my 4-year-old

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:49pm

“What if our cat could walk on the ceiling? What if everything was pancakes? What if your name was Kommy and Daddy was Kaddy? What if our van could fly and land on the school?” These are some of the questions my 4-year-old invents to entertain himself (and the rest of us). His eyes sparkle, laughing at the possibilities.

Kids can have such wild imaginations. Not confined to work within the laws of nature or social conformity. Nothing is too silly or too crazy or too daring.

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