Weekend Oct 14 and 15, 2017

Happening this weekend:

*Cowboys at Rock Ranch
*Perry Fair ends this weekend 15th
*Astronomy Night at Providence Canyon on the 14th.
*Montgomery zoo
*Free Car Seat check

Join the Moms FB group for more information. GA Mommy Friends


Weekend fun: SEPT 29, 30, Oct 1, 2017

Sept 29, Friday

Friday Night Concert Series: Ricky Gunn

  • 7pm -10pm
  • 1000 block of Broadway, find our more here

SEPT 30, Saturday

Market Days on Broadway

  • 9am-12pm
  • located on Broadway Street, for more information click here or call the Uptown office 706.596.0111


  • Saturday morning sessions begin at 10:00 AM
  • Open for children ages 5 and under.
  • Only $10.00 for 2 hours of jumping for toddler and guardian
  • Find out more here

Michael’s Kids Club

  • 10am-12pm
  • cost $2
  • 1591 Bradley Park Drive

sign up here or at the store

Uptown Beer and wine Festival

  • 1pm-5pm, cost $45, find out more here
    Located: Rankin Courtyard – Between Broadway/First Ave in Uptown Columbus. Entrance at The Tap, 1024 Broadway

*Designated Driver Ticket: $10, purchased day-of at the gate of The Tap Courtyard*

Astronomy Night

  • 8pm-10pm
  • 3676 GA Hwy 354 Pine Mountain, GA 31822
  • Find out more here

*Note, FDR State Park does charge $5 for parking* The Astronomy Night Program is free.

Late Night Bowlers Choice

  • 11pm to close
  • $2 games, regular priced shoes or $14.99 all-you-can-bowl shoes included
  • Located at Stars and strikes
  • Find out more here

OCT 1, Sunday

Color Me Rad 5k

  • 9am-12am
  • sign up using “UPTOWN” save 10% here

Find more at:

Columbus Calendar

Saturday, Sept 23rd

1) Last day for J4k Cosignment

3716 Gential BLVD

(706) 587-1618


Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/just4kidzconsign/

2) Fairy Festival

Time: 12pm-4pmOxbow Meadows-3535 South Lumpkin

(706) 507-8550


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122331781234998/?ti=cl

3) Royal Run Extravaganza


races start at 6:30am

Balloon release at 9:30am

Family fun day at 10am


4) Ole Chipley Town Fair

Pine Mountain

Time: 10am-4pm


5)Market Days on Broadway

Time: 9am-12pm every Saturday

1000 Broadway Columbus,GA


Fun After the Storm Sept 15 and 16

Well we survived a Tropical Storm and the emotional yoyo of the Hurricane warnings. Time to have some fun. If ever there was a time to let things blow over, now is the time. Below is a list of some fun waiting to be had this weekend. Enjoy your families and count your blessings.

Thursday (9/14):

5pm-7pm Columbus Ice Rink

When: weekly

Cost: $3 for skating and rentals

Location: 400 4th St Columbus, GA

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusIceRink/

Phone: (706) 225-4500

FRIDAY (9/15):

7pm-Concert series (Prince songs)

Cost: Free

Location: Uptown Columbus on Broadway. 1000 Block between 11th and 10th

More info:


FB Event Link:


SATURDAY (9/15):

  • 10am to 4pm- Columbus Children’s Book Festival

Cost: Free

Location: Columbus Public Library

3000 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

More info:


FB Event Link:


  • 12pm to 10pm- Tri-City Latino Festival

Cost: Free

Location: Civic Center 400 4th St Columbus, GA

More info:


FB Event Link:


Don’t forget:

  • Saturdays: Toddler time at launch trampoline Park (5yrs and under)

$10 for child and parent. Bring socks or check out my post on being prepared for your first trip here.

FB page-


Website: http://launchcolumbus.com/

Phone: (706) 221-8680

  • SEPT 16, 2017- JAN 17, 2018

Rural American Exhibit opens in Tifton at Georgia’s Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village

More info here-


  • Oct 5th-Perry Fair (military free October 9th)


Peppa pig affect

My youngest rolls a travel bag behind her. Amused I ask,” where are you going?”

Chipmunk(2yrs) replies, ” I’m going on holiday.”

“What? You’re taking a vacation?”

Chipmunk, “I’m going on holiday.”

Hmm wonder where she learned that?

Later that day…
Ladybug(4yrs): Mommy, the postman is outside.
Me: who? The mailman?

Ladybug: the postman!

I soon learned as I heard Peppa pig blaring on the tv where they were learning their vocabulary.

We live in the South, my kids speak proper English mixed with the Queens English, and some Southern vocabulary. Does this count as being multilingual?

Prepare for Hurricane Weather

School is canceled and it’s time to get ready. While you may not get the actual hurricane (and can bypass boarding up the windows), you may get the tropical storms, excessive winds, rain, flooding, power outages, falling trees, limbs etc. My husband says I’m expecting the worse, my motto is “better safe than sorry”. So here is a starter list to keep you prepared.

**update as of Sept 9, 2011 (via public notice posted on the Columbus Consolidated Page), the Mayor of Columbus is asking residents to stay off of the road starting Sunday at 11pm to Monday. As of Sept 10th, they have changed that to 4am on Monday.**


It’s been selling out quickly. Fill up all of your cars. You might need the power even if you don’t evacuate.


Yes you can buy drinking water, and/or freeze or refridgerate a few pitchers. Another option is to fill the tubs with water in case you need it later (to drink, wash, use to flush). **government suggesting you have at least 2 days supply of water**

Protect your valuables

Put them in the dishwasher. It’s waterproof. Another option is in the highest place in the house in waterproof bags.


For flashlights, kids toys, radios.

Charge devices

Charge your phone’s, iPad, tablets and any other forms of communication and entertainment.

Car chargers

If your power goes out you can always use your car to charge anything that has a car adapter (since you have a full tank).

Food Ideas

**if you receive food stamps, Georgia has released them early, to help residents prepare.**

  • Buy cans with tabs or get a manual can opener (if yours is electric).
  • Protein: Tuna, beef jerky, beans
  • Fruit: fruit cocktail, canned peaches, bagged oranges and apples
  • Canned: greens, soup, beans, veggies, tomatoes
  • Packaged: ramen noodles, drinks, bread, string cheese, crackers, granola bars, cheeze its/goldfish, graham crackers, peanut butter, jelly
  • Other: raw carrots, raw or canned potatoes (they last a little while.

Secure the yard
Move anything light (no airborne objects), move garbage cans, chairs kids toys, inside or secure them. Use a bungee cord to secure your grill to the deck. Check for loose or hanging tree limbs that should be cut. Throw pool chairs in the pool.

Plan B

Have a meet up place/person if you get seperated. Worse case scenario, you know where to find one another or who to contact.

Kit placement

Keep the first aid kit, the flashlights, radios, entertainment, batteries, blankets in the room that will be the “huddle room”. The room with no windows and most central in the house or have them in a bin. This way there isn’t any need to relocate things, but if there is everything’s together.

Stay informed

Hurricane evacuees

(Shelters, about the area) http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article171858412.html

Get resources/INFO

Information and referals dial 211 for United Way.

Evacuees by texting “IRMA 17” to the number 898211.

Columbus residents text their zipcode and needs to 898212

Trees down or sewage backed up dial 311

Volunteer-call the Red Cross 706-323-5614



Local news:


Stream news


Columbus, GA government page


Check Muscogee School District

(A decision on Tuesday has not been determined yet)


**this thread will be continually updated with information

Stay safe!

Free books in GA 0-5 yrs

If you live in GA, your child is eligible for a free book every month until they turn 5 through the Ferst Foundation. Certain counties can register online here. Everyone else must register via E-mail at info@ferstfoundation.org or call at 888-565-0177.

My children love getting mail with their names on it every month. The books also include a sheet with a suggested art or science project, age appropriate questions for the stories, vocabulary words, a couple of local things happening in your area, etc. This is a great way to encourage the love of reading, without occurring any additional costs.