Sloppy Floyd State Park, Georgia

The Marble Mines hike at Sloppy Floyd State Park has been on our must do list for a while. It is a relatively easy but uphill hike to the mouth of a cave, with a pond and waterfall. There are plenty more extensive trails in the area to explore as well.  Sloppy Floyd turned out […]

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See Rock City. A Georgia Must.

After miles of passing red barns painted with “See Rock City” and the littles yelling out “Let’s go to Rock City” we relented and drove up Lookout Mountain to Rock City Gardens.  Jeff and I had visited a decade earlier before having kids. Rock City Gardens had also been a staple of my all-girls spend […]

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Blue Heron Nature Preserve, Georgia

While the Littles still love a good playground, they are capable of larger adventures. That has led me to seek out some different outdoor areas when we are visiting my parents’ house in Atlanta. The Blue Heron Nature Preserve, off of Roswell Road, is the perfect in-town place to stretch your legs and give your […]

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Math for the Holidays

This post contains affiliate links. Each holiday season, I search for the perfect balance between maintaining our math skills and allowing the littles to set their math books aside. There are so many fun ways to hone your math skills through fun games and the holidays are a perfect time to encourage this playful learning. […]

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Fort Pulaski National Monument with Kids

Fort Pulaski National Monument is a must see if you are in the Savannah, GA area. It was high on our list of coastal forts to visit. Fort Pulaski was built to protect the USA from overseas invaders, but the Civil War demonstrated that new technology had overcome these mason fortresses. Fort Pulaski also became […]

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Skidaway Island State Park, GA

Skidaway Island State Park is the perfect place to let the kids run wild and enjoy the ecology of coastal Georgia. The state park also boasts a beautiful visitors center and one of the best playgrounds we encountered on our trip. There are plenty of shady panic tables here as well. The Littles bolted from […]

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Fort Morris, GA with Kids

One of my goals while we were in Florida was to explore many of the coastal forts with the kids. Fort Morris, located outside of Savannah, was part of that tour. The idea of a fort grabs the boys’ interest and it is a great jumping off point for exploring some of the darker parts […]

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Hiking Amicalola Falls with Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall in Georgia at 729 feet. It’s lovely and easy to reach, at just over an hour outside of Atlanta. I took the three littles in late April to check out Amicalola Falls State Park and stretch our hiking legs just a bit. This was […]

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Fort McAllister State Park

This post contains affiliate links. Fort McAllister is known as the best preserved earthen work fort of the confederacy. It was attacked several times by Ironclads but did not fall until Sherman’s march to the sea. A civil war museum is also on sight and contains a dizzying amount of information. We started our visit […]

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Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia

Red Top Mountain State Park is an easy day trip from Atlanta, GA. There are also ample camping and cabin rentals here if you’re looking for a longer getaway. We ventured up to Red Top Mountain on a spring weekday with perfect weather for some much needed outdoor time. We combined our visit with the […]

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