November 2017

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by Teresa Farkas

Good StUff

THINGS WE LIKE Recycled Crayons Think about all of the crayon bits and pieces laying around your house – art2theextreme took crayon fragments and recycled them into cool creations. Kids Name Crayons are our favorite, and make for fun a custom gift with any name spelled out. The artist also makes crayon puzzles, numbers, mini doughnuts and more. Prices vary. Available at

Help Picky Eaters Some kids are picky when it comes to mealtime, and won’t try new foods presented to them. Milton-The Mealtime Companion may encourage your child to try new things. Place Milton, a small figure made of foodgrade silicone on the table during mealtime and “feed him” the foods on your child’s plate. Soon your child may take notice and learn to become a more courageous eater. Milton is also dishwasher safe. Available at for $29.95.

FPO Nominate the Mom of the Year

Photo Sharing App for Kids Instagram and other photosharing apps may not always be the most kid-friendly. The Kudos app is a program just for kids to share their photos, follow friends and react to friend’s posts. Content Moderators review captions, photos and comments to make sure the app stays appropriate. Download at

10 Atlanta Parent    November 2017

American Mothers, Inc. is seeking nominations for 2018 Mother of the Year. To qualify, a nominee should be inspirational in her role as a mom and exhibit an interest in her community. Those wishing to nominate a mom will need to convey what makes her so special via an online form on by Nov. 15.

Grab a Stuffed Backpack Georgia residents can now check out a stuffed backpack kit at any Georgia public library to use in combination with the already available state ParkPass. The backpacks contain a pair of binoculars, guide to Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites and a naturalist guides to wildlife, birds, trees and wildflowers. Loan period is one week.