A mom asked me a most interesting and currently pertinent question the other day: How much one-on-one interaction should take place between a nanny and a child under her supervision?
Great things are happening at the intersection of South Main and West Vine streets in downtown Statesboro. Open for just five months now, one Georgia Southern alumnus and his team are making a big impact on the community, with a focus on flavor and a philosophy on fresh that you won't believe until your taste buds live it. With more than 1,000 Facebook likes, South & Vine Public House is a food experience Savannahians soon will be driving to Bulloch County to discover.
I try to be very diligent in letting readers know about companies that are hiring locally in large numbers or about unusual job training opportunities.
Bulloch County was formed in 1796 as Georgia's 21st county and was named after Archibald Bulloch. The new county first encompassed more than 800 square miles of pine trees and fields of sandy soil.
Earlier this week, the calendar boasted the halfway point of the year. I hope you've taken the opportunity to make incredibly fun memories with the family during the first six months of 2013. Start now making wonderful memories for the next half of the year. Use the remainder of summer for fun in the sun, pool time, picnics, boiled peanuts, story time on the front porch and chasing fireflies. Take inspiration from some of the following celebrations, or create family holidays of your own for precious time with those you love.
I often hear real-life parenting stories that evoke two equally strong feelings: on the one hand, sorrow; on the other, gratefulness. I am saddened to hear these stories, always told to me by loving parents who have conscientiously always tried to do the right thing, but they also cause me to be glad beyond measure that I am not raising children today. I got out of the game just in time, it seems.
The room was at the end of the hall. Its large windows looked out over an empty field where, during fire drills, we stood at bored attention in long lines awaiting the all clear. Its rows of desks were topped with heavy black Royal and Olivetti manual typewriters and worn copies of the Gregg Typing Manual that opened from the bottom rather than the side like ordinary books. The object, Mrs. Reba Clements explained to us on the first day of seventh grade, was not just speed, but speed along with accuracy.
This past Friday while standing in what once was the French Quarter restaurant, I witnessed the beginning of what may ultimately prove to be a "game changer" for downtown.
In 1767, Englishman Dr. Joseph Priestley developed the process by which one could flavor water beverages. His first flavors included sarsaparilla, birch bark, dandelion and several fruit-flavored drinks. Although Swedish chemist Torben Bergman developed the process to carbonate water, it wasn't until 1832 that American John Waters developed a machine capable of producing large quantities of carbonated soda water.
Q: Help! We find it almost impossible to finish a restaurant meal when our 18-month-old twins are along, which is always. We give them toys to keep them busy, and they do well for about 30 minutes, after which chaos breaks loose. They begin screaming and throwing things and make it very difficult for us to finish our meal, much less enjoy conversation with other adults who may be with us.
A holiday in my home wouldn't be complete without festive food. It's both fun to eat and create.
Bill Woodruff loved to play golf, but poor eyesight made it difficult for him. Trying to help him continue one of his favorite activities as long as possible, his club professional suggested he play with Mr. Hughes, who was somewhat older than Bill but could "see like a hawk." So the next day, both golfers went to the first tee together. All excited about being able to play confidently again, Woodruff took a tremendous swing and smacked the ball right down the middle.
A couple of Saturdays ago, I was at Jackson's third birthday party. More unbelievable than the fact that he is already 3 years old is the fact that I am the great-aunt of a 3-year-old. I had a lot of great-aunts growing up, and my memories of them are consistent: They all had gray or white hair, and they all wore plain cotton shirtwaist dresses during the week and lace-collared shirtwaist dresses on Sunday and to funerals. Not one of them would have been found going down an inflatable slide on my third birthday - which is what I was ...
Until 1803, Georgia distributed land based on the "headright" system. Each head of family had the "right" to 200 acres of land for himself and 50 acres of land for each member of his family, up to 1,000 acres. However, after the Revolutionary War, a number of governors signed land grants of significantly greater amounts than the law allowed.
If my parents told me once, they told me at least 100 times, "Don't talk to anyone about their religious or political beliefs." They meant, of course, that those topics are likely to generate tension and angry conflict. As such, they were not the stuff of polite social conversation. Notwithstanding the fact that I find religion and politics to be the two most interesting conversational topics of all, a third caution should be added to the list: parenting. In other words, don't talk to anyone about how they are raising their children.
When I was in school, everybody had to join something or be an outsider. If you were a part of 4-H, Glee Club, Latin Club ...
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has asked me to teach a class for the next month and a half leading up to Palm Sunday. It's ...
Socrates said, "Know yourself."
"It was a dark and stormy night," goes the novel noir, and boy, was it one like that early last Sunday morning! There was a ...
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