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Visiting Zoo Atlanta in the pandemic

What’s it like taking your kids to the zoo during a pandemic?

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the closing of schools, daycares, and attractions around the city, it’s become harder to fill the time. But a friend suggested I take my two young kids to Zoo Atlanta, and after learning about the safety measures, I decided to give it a try.
Joni Lay children's room

Afraid to commit? Peel-off wallpaper is fun for kids or adults

Living in a rental house didn’t deter design blogger Joni Lay from creating a stylish children’s bedroom.
Mama Circle Atlanta postpartum support

Why new parents can feel so lonely, and where to find support in Atlanta

Our culture loves pregnant women, but once the baby is born, all that attention disappears. Postpartum support groups can be helpful for lonely parents seeking advice and camaraderie, but finding them can be difficult.

For 17 years, Demetress Williams fostered children. Then she met four siblings she wanted to adopt.

"I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings."
Kefi Atlanta kids play space

I liked Kefi, Buckhead’s new kids’ play space, more than my 3-year-old did

Kefi, which opened in Atlanta in August, promises to “rearrange play” by creating “magical, wonderous, amazing spaces” for kids, alongside quiet areas for adults. Does it truly re-invent the play space? Here's what you need to know before you go.
What to know before you visit Nickelodeon Slime City Atlanta

10 things to know before you visit Nickelodeon’s Slime City in Atlanta

If you've ever dreamed of being slimed, Nickelodeon is bringing the high honor to Atlanta in the form of Slime City, an Instagrammable play space inspired by the liquid green gold.

At Atlanta’s first gender-neutral kids’ clothing store, you’ll find rompers and band tees—and nary a heart or truck

New Kirkwood boutique Mini Friday showcases trendy graphic tees, rompers, and track suits, all in “pint sizes” for toddlers and kids. We sat down with owner and mother-of-three Allie Friday to chat about her vision for the store and inclusiveness in childrenswear.
Little Lullabies recording mother's voice for NICU babies at Children's Hospital of Atlanta

In an Atlanta NICU, babies can be soothed by their mothers’ voices—whether mom is there or not

Inside Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the sound of a mother singing the alphabet song backed by an acoustic guitar to her newborn baby plays from a CD player. Little Lullabies, a music therapy program started by music therapist Hannah Ivey, allows parents to comfort their NICU babies, even when obligations keep them away from the hospital.
Harold and the Purple Crayon Center for Puppetry Arts

Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts brings Harold and the Purple Crayon to life with a 19th-century illusion technique

Puppets, blacklights, and a 19th-century illusion technique that has added drama to acts from Disneyland to Coachella will bring Harold and the Purple Crayon to life at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Xytex Cryo transparency

A better babymaking business? Georgia-based sperm bank Xytex promises greater transparency after controversy

On Wednesday, Xytex Cryo International announced it would become the first United States sperm bank to limit how many births can come from new donors. This comes in the wake of the revelation that a mentally ill man donated sperm at Xytex over a period of 14 years, fathering at least 36 children.

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