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September 2018 Blog Posts (3)

Be Here Now

This morning (mind you it was before I had even gotten out of bed or had my first cup of coffee) I read an article in The Atlantic entitled, The Dangers of Distracted Parenting,…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 27, 2018 at 7:09am — No Comments

Beltline Lantern Play Releases Hundreds of Inner Children

Enjoy a brief glimpse of the incredible Lantern Parade held on the Atlanta Beltline. From the creative genius of one woman (Chantelle Ryder) was born a powerful, playful Atlanta tradition.…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 26, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Stewardship not Maintenance

A weed is not always a weed. 

It is wonderful that parents, educators, city recreation departments and others are singing the praises of "natural playgrounds" these days. The concept has been growing constantly, especially since the 2008 publication of Richard Louv's book "…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 10, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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