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The amazing overconfidence of my reluctant violin student

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 4:48pm

My 7-year-old son has a love-hate relationship with the violin. He has been taking lessons for two years now and there are clearly times when he loves playing. Just as there are clearly times when he hates practicing.

I think what my son hates most about practicing is that he is expected to do it a certain way, the “right” way. There is a correct way to hold the bow, to hold the violin, to move the bow, to place the fingers, and so on.

Pets Dealing With Loss

Pets Dealing With Loss

by Dr. Carla Case-... on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 3:18pm


                                                    by Melissa Kilpatrick


A family turning grief into blessing... and how you can help

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:10am

Dealing with the loss of a child is heartbreaking and devastating, but one local couple chooses to act out in love “to honor the short but precious life” of their little one. Confident that God had a purpose for their child's life, Paul and Kim Zellner decided to do a service project each year. They call it Caleb's Project after their son, Caleb Paul Zellner, and they encourage others to join them.

VIDEO: Kid's adorable first day of school reaction on Wilmington Island

VIDEO: Kid's adorable first day of school reaction on Wilmington Island

by Coastal Mommies... on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 2:02pm

First day of school jitters?

Not for 5-year-old Morgan Card. 

Reason #37 for being late: Cat on the rooftop

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 9:53am

With five people in our family, three of whom have little or no sense of urgency (except when they want something), it seems we are often running late for one reason or another. Our church starts at 10:00, for example, every Sunday. Knowing that it takes 20 minutes to get there, one would think we could arrive on time or early (gasp!) at least maybe half the time. But, as I said, there is always something that comes up... whether it's someone on the potty, a last minute search for shoes, or a dog having an accident.

Me and Mommy

Me and Mommy

by sammy on Sat, 08/10/2013 - 6:19pm

"Me and Mommy" will be meeting on
Tuesday, August 13th at 10:30AM.
We will be having a "Starry" theme. We will have stories, songs, a craft, and a snack. This is for infants through pre-school age children and their moms. Come for a fun time to:
New Life Fellowship, 12915 White Bluff Rd., Savannah, GA. For more information you may call Judy at 912-961-0069 or e-mail at Please sign-up at "Me and Mommy in Savannah, Ga" on Facebook.

The magical, accidental clean up success of the day

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 8:43pm

Today I looked around my house and just didn't feel like asking my kids one by one to pick up their randomly scattered belongings that needed to be put away. I am all too familiar with the asking, followed by the checking to see if it is done, followed by the reminding, and so on. At some point I get distracted and forget about what the kids were supposed to do. I am sure they would not use this sequence to their advantage. Right?

Some ideas for helping kids handle stress

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 9:35pm

Dealing with uncertainty, change, or problems can cause stress for anyone, including our children. So when I came across some tips about how to help kids handle stress, I thought they were especially appropriate now as school starts up again and some of our little people may be facing some anxieties and stress.

Back to School Expo set for Aug. 24

by Coastal Mommies... on Sun, 08/04/2013 - 11:28am

The annual Back to School Expo will take place a week after school starts in the Savannah-Chatham public school system, but organizers from the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance say it will be worth the wait.

Almost school time again... remembering to make the most of every season

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:50am

Soon the school bells will be ringing and the children will be filling their classrooms. Many kids are dreading this return to the school year routine. My son said just the other day that he wishes he didn't have to go to school.

Looking back on my own childhood, I remember the feeling of dread just before the start of a new school year. It's that uncertainty of how things will play out. It's also simply the disruption of the comfortable summer life with hardly a care in the world. Change can be challenging after all.

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