Making Sure Your Child’s Car Seat is Safe: Parenting Win

April 24, 2017

You know I deal with parents of newborns all the time for the Atlanta Baby and Child Expo, and connecting them with the right car seat is one of the most important parts of the event to me (shout out to Britax here—they go above and beyond when it comes to safety standards). Why does it really matter? Well, keep reading. Every 33 seconds, a child under 13 is involved in a car crash in the United States. Car seats, if used correctly, can dramatically reduce the risk of death […]

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Atlanta Baby and Child Expo Features Sessions to Educate New Parents

April 13, 2017

The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is THE premier extravaganza of “all things baby” for new moms and moms-to-be, as well as their friends and family, and the event returns for its seventh year on April29th. This year’s event has a new feature that will help educate new and expecting parents on topics that will help them navigate their critical role in their child’s life. Sessions include topics on the following: Cloth Diapering—How To (from Make Cloth Mainstream) Infant and Toddler Car Seat Safety-Top Mistakes and How to Avoid Them […]

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Atlanta International Auto Show Has a Car for Everyone

March 24, 2017

If you want to check out the newest models of cars—in many cases, not even on the market yet–you’re going to want to head down to the Georgia World Congress Center between now and Sunday for the Atlanta International Auto Show. You can sit in most of them, and see for yourself how technology is making time in your car a whole lot more comfortable, whether it’s a camera INSIDE the car so that you can see what’s happening in the back seat, or high-tech additions that will let the […]

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New Fireworks Show and Nighttime Entertainment Top Disney Changes

March 8, 2017

If there’s one thing you can count on at Disney, it’s that things are always changing, improving in most cases, with the end goal to hold on to the magic that we all love, while incorporating exciting updates into everything from the parks to the cruise line to the movies we see in theaters. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect in the coming months: DISNEY PARKS: Animal Kingdom launched its new Rivers of Light show in mid-February. This dazzling display on the water rivals what many love at […]

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Beauty and the Beast Review: Emma Watson Transforms as Belle

March 3, 2017

Disney has managed to make ‘a tale as old as time’ brand new again with its latest production of “Beauty and the Beast”, and those who were afraid to watch because they couldn’t picture Emma Watson as anything other than Hermione from Harry Potter–they can relax, because she captures Belle, well, beautifully. The new movie (set to hit theaters March 17th), is as enchanting as Disney’s other hits from recent years, Cinderella and Maleficent. Belle is still bright, beautiful and brave, true to the original versions, but there’s more humor […]

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Dave Mullins on the making of LOU, a new Disney Pixar Short

February 27, 2017

There’s a new animated short Pixar movie, called LOU, that will play at the beginning of the Cars 3 moving (being released in June), and I personally am just as excited about LOU as I am about Cars 3. I recently got to hear from Dave Mullins, the man behind the short movie, about what it took to bring the idea to creation. He explained that John Lasseter, the Executive Producer of all Pixar movies (since Monsters Inc in 2001), requires every Pixar film to have heart and entertainment, right […]

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Furniture for Great Prices: Underpriced Furniture Review

February 24, 2017

(Note to readers: I was compensated for my review of the store. As always, my opinion remains my own. #ShopUPF #sponsored)  If you’ve lived in Atlanta for any stretch of time, odds are you’ve seen the commercials for Underpriced Furniture (“Saves You Money!”). It’s one of those lines that you can’t get out of your head after hearing it. But to be brutally honest, I always thought that really meant ‘cheap’ (as in not well-made, instead of cheap—as in what a great deal!). So, I hadn’t made my way over to […]

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2017 Atlanta Baby and Child Expo Plans Party for Parents #AtlBabyExpo

February 20, 2017

New parents and those who are ‘expecting’ won’t want to miss the annual Atlanta Baby and Child Expo, planned this year for April 29th at the Atlanta Sheraton Downtown. The event runs from 11am until 2:30pm. This annual event has established a reputation as  THE event of the year for anyone expecting a baby, or couples with little ones. The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is well-known for its fun, party atmosphere. There’s a fashion show, Cravings Corner, thousands of dollars in prizes and one-of-a-kind vendors with products and services that you will […]

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Cool Future Cars Highlighted at Detroit Auto Show: Concept Cars

January 15, 2017

Autonomous may be the hot topic in automobiles these days, but flashy and funky are also taking center stage at auto shows this year, with concept cars that will thrill the kid in you. From a VW van that truly deserves the nickname Dream Machine (ala’ Scooby Doo and Shaggy), to a Lincoln Navigator tailor-made for James Bond’s lifestyle, the cars of the future make it clear we have plenty to be excited about. These photos show just a few of the cars of the future recently highlighted at the Detroit […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Site in Atlanta: What You’ll See

January 15, 2017

No visit to Atlanta should be considered complete without a stop at the historic National Site that includes Martin Luther King’s birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and his final resting place, the Center for Nonviolent Social Change. The first thing most people come across is the International World Peace Rose Garden. It’s located in front of the Visitor’s Center.  It’s worth taking the time to walk all the way around, reading the various poems written by Atlanta children and put on plaques at the base of the roses. It is […]

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