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Breath easier

Spring in Georgia is a wonderful time of year. If you have kids that play outdoor sports or if you participate in any of our plentiful outdoor activities, you know the regular drill. Monitor the forecast and make a rain contingency plan.

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Updated: may. 03, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Not too busy to buckle

The week after Spring Break is always a hard transition in my household. It is like a taste of summer hours — we stay outside until dark, go to bed late, and get up at 7:30am (which is late in our house!). So when reality hits and we get back to our school days routine, we inevitably have a few bumpy mornings.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Updated: apr. 19, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Treating weather-related joint pain

Early spring is often marked by wind and rain that precedes the more welcoming warmth synonymous with late spring and summer.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2015 3:35 p.m.

Strike the right balance in your diet

“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…” That is a song we all like to sing because it means birthday cake is coming! Today is my daughter’s birthday and Saturday is my son’s birthday so we get to have birthday cake TWICE this week!

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Posted: apr. 11, 2015 7:18 p.m. | Updated: apr. 12, 2015 5:00 a.m.

National Public Health Week

So this is a big week coming up.

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Posted: apr. 04, 2015 6:33 p.m. | Updated: apr. 05, 2015 5:00 a.m.

Get control of your allergies

Spring is officially here. The flowers, trees, and weather say so. I can remember making all my friends and relatives jealous when I first moved down to Georgia because of the early spring weather. You can gloat a little when you are sitting on your front porch enjoying the sunshine and breeze and everyone in New Jersey is still wearing their long underwear and down coats.

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Posted: mar. 28, 2015 12:31 p.m. | Updated: mar. 29, 2015 3:30 a.m.

The importance of SLEEP

Let’s admit it — we all dread the week that just passed. The “springing forward” is always harder than the “falling back.” Regardless of the promise of more daylight and spring being right around the corner, Daylight Savings Time is like a mild case of jet lag — which is why my 3-, almost 4-year-old is not going to sleep until after 9 p.m. It usually takes my family at least a week to adjust and we are all a little cranky about it.

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Posted: mar. 14, 2015 8:38 p.m. | Updated: mar. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

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