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Have a Blast on July 4th — Safely!

June 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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It’s that time of year when our nation celebrates Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. For many, that means picnics, baseball, pool parties and almost always, some type of fireworks. Whether you will be attending a fireworks show, or having [...]

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“Thank-Yous” Every Father Should Hear

June 13, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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On Sunday, June 16th—otherwise known as Father’s Day—dads around America will receive ties, tools, and other “toys” from their children. Sure, those gifts (as well as cards, visits, and family meals) are a great way to let Pops know that you love him and that you’re glad he’s part of your life. But according to [...]

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The Whirlwind of Extracurricular Activities

May 30, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Rachel Jones   New moms, it happens faster than you think: all of a sudden your child is old enough for music classes and swimming lessons. Then in another year, he’ll be old enough for gymnastics, tee-ball, and karate. Not to leave out Boy Scouts, basketball and church youth group. I am caught in [...]

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Georgia’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2012

May 28, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Georgia for 2012.  Emma and William topped the list. The top five boys and girls names in Georgia for 2012 are: Boys: 1)  William 2)  Mason 3)  Jacob 4)  Michael 5)  Jayden   Girls: 1)   Emma 2)   Ava 3)   Isabella 4)   Madison 5)   [...]

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10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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“Look, Ma—Successful Adult!”:  Ten Thank-Yous Your Mother Should Hear Nothing makes mothers happier than to know that they’ve raised fulfilled, healthy, successful, and self-aware kids. On Mother’s Day, let your mom know exactly what she did to turn you into the adult you are today and how her influence still shapes your life. Be specific! From [...]

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2013 Mother of the Year~ Kristi Awtrey Peterson

May 8, 2013 by Maggie Zerkus  
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It is a great honor each year to read all the wonderful nomination letters our readers send for the Fayette Woman and The Citizen Mother of the Year contest. We wish everyone  could be the winner. A few of the nominations tugged a bit at our heart strings, and Kristi’s was one of those. Kristi [...]

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2013 Mother of the Year ~ Brenda Byrd

May 8, 2013 by Maggie Zerkus  
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Fayette Woman and the Citizen are very proud to announce the winners of our 2013 Mother of the Year Contest.  We recieved so many wonderful letters and it was difficult to choose a winner.  But, we are happy to announce the winner in our 65 and over age group is Brenda Byrd.  Brenda was nominated [...]

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Cell Phone Safety for Kids and Teens

March 19, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Can you hear me now? According to research, 22 percent of young children own a cell phone (ages 6-9), 60 percent of tweens (ages 10-14), and 84 percent of teens. Many parents make the decision to buy their kids new cell phones and smartphones. Parents generally say they do so for safety reasons; they want [...]

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Your Post-Baby Bloom: 9 Resolutions for Renewal

March 10, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Your Post-Baby Bloom: Nine Spring Resolutions for Renewing and Refreshing Yourself If the winter winds have been howling outside (while your baby is howling inside), you might be experiencing a touch of the winter blues. After several weeks or months of caring for your new arrival, it’s easy to become stuck in a rut of [...]

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5 Tips to be a Positive Parent

March 8, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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by Diane Lang Being a parent is the hardest job in the world. I have heard that from every parent including my own. Parenting is a learned trait; be patient with yourself and set realistic expectations about parenting. It’s OK to make mistakes. Your kids also learn a lot of their personality traits from you. [...]

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9 Tips for Transitioning Child from Crib to Bed

February 26, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Child Sleep Expert Amy Lage, Graduate of the Family Sleep Institute and Founder of Well Rested Baby, was recently asked about transitioning a child from crib to toddler bed in her weekly Q&A segment on Hoboken Mommies 24-7. Here is Amy’s expert advice: Q.  My son recently climbed out of his crib and I am [...]

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Divorce Care Sessions Begin This Week

January 27, 2013 by Fayette Woman  
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Providence United Methodist Church and Heritage Christian Church are teaming up to offer a new 13-week DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) session beginning Monday, January 28, 2013 at Providence UMC.  Providence is located at 592 Bernhard Road in Fayetteville. Both programs are free and a nursery is also available for those children not participating in the [...]

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