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What my kids planned for Labor Day

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 4:18pm

Well, we had a nice Labor Day weekend... a little beach, a little pool, a little shopping. Pretty much something for everyone.

This year my kids made the connection that "labor" means "work," so they decided Labor Day should be a work day around the house. This realization occurred on Sunday, so that evening they began cleaning up. How cool is that?!

When the path to school is lined with cicadas and worms

by Traci Schumacher on Sat, 08/31/2013 - 3:06pm

This school year I've been making a point of walking my kids to school in the morning. It starts our day out with a little exercise and fresh air, and gives us some nice time together. Plus, I've read a couple of articles about how physical activity, and especially walking to school in the morning, really sets kids up for success throughout their school day, making them more alert and better able to learn.

Slowing down the rush to "grow up" and wear makeup and...

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 1:22pm

It seems like just the other day she was hosting Oreo and milk “tea parties” for her stuffed animals in the living room. And now she wants her own cell phone, and begs to wear makeup, yearning to be older and “pretty.” At the tender age of 9, my daughter asked me when she will be allowed to wear makeup outside of our house. My initial knee-jerk response was, “when you're in high school,” but I'm not sure that's quite balanced and reasonable.

The mathematical virtues of a cheese quesadilla

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 9:26pm

This summer my kids participated in Live Oak Library's reading program, and again I found it to be a great way to encourage my young readers. There is a lot of emphasis in parenting circles on developing our children's reading skills, which is good. I am surprised, however, at the lack of emphasis on nurturing a love for math and numbers.

The amazing overconfidence of my reluctant violin student

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 3:48pm

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 - 2:18pm


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

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 8:10am

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 - 1:02pm

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 - 8:53am

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 - 5:19pm

"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.

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