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Atlanta Moms: Chattahoochee Nature Center – May Events

International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, May 14, All Day in the Nature Exchange

The Nature Exchange is throwing a party to celebrate migratory birds. Grab your binoculars and enjoy the fun as we cheer on the birds heading north with bird watching activities, crafts and hikes.

Family Canoe Day

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 29, 12:30 – 2:00 PM, Ages 5 -Adult, $15 Non-Members/$10 Members (Price per person, book a third seat in a canoe for ½ off!), Pre-registration required.

Are you ready to start paddling but not sure of where to start?  Join us to discover the basics of canoeing including boat basics and paddling techniques.  Spend some time on one of CNC’s ponds to practice your skills.  Space fills quickly for this exciting program – register on-line at, by e-mailing our scheduling office at, or calling 770-992-2055 ext. 237.

End of School Play Day

Saturday, May 28, 1 – 4 PM, All Ages, Included with General Admission

Summer is finally here and it is time to play!  Celebrate the end of the school year with out play day celebration.  We will be rolling out the hula hoops, throwing out the Frisbees, parading our parachutes and dusting off our art chalk.  We will supply the toys and invite you to play some of your favorite outdoor games or invent a new one.  Bo’s Bubbles will happen from 2:00 – 3:30 PM during play day!  Explore the magical world of bubbles using all kinds of wants, recycled household items and the best bubble makers ever – your hands!  Learn how to let the wind carry your bubbles away wand enjoy catching the bubbles as fast as you make them.  Science in action and good clean fun for all ages!

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Atlanta Moms: Interesting Local Services and Products

There are some services and products that deserve extra special attention such as carpenter bee removal. We are featuring some of the most interesting services and products we’ve heard about lately, here.

Have a service you want added to the list for a couple of weeks? Email us with details!

Attic Kings – Carpenter Bee Removal
(404) 723-1065
What is it? Attic Kings Animal and Bee Control Inc. will locate and remove any and all bees’ nests that have invaded your surroundings. A unique Pestigator Bee Treatment is applied to infected areas to ensure that moving hives will not settle in the same spot. Treatments to infected and potential settling areas are guaranteed for one year!

Painted Cookies Birthday Party
(678) 390-4FUN (4386)
What is it? Painted Cookies is a unique party experience that brings a fun and fabulous twist to cookie decorating. Our parties are designed to help express your artistic side and is a way to make

indi – Custom Fit Jeans
What is it? Custom made jeans for all body types! Need we say more?

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor


Atlanta Moms: Nature Doesn’t Have to Be Endangered

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Somewhere in California, a small miracle is taking place. It is projected that by year’s end, the California condor population will reach 200 birds in captivity and another 200thriving and reproducing in the wild.

This is big news when you consider how far they have come. Twenty five years ago, the last wild California condor was captured and added to the population of 26 captive individuals.

The California condor was once found throughout the southwestern United States. As with many endangered and extinct animals, these birds fell to human pressures including habitat changes and human predation. The last straw was the introduction of the pesticide DDT.  This chemical caused the Condor eggshells to become so thin that they would break long before the chick could hatch. To a species that was already struggling to survive, the inability to add to future generations was a staggering blow.

Thanks to concerned scientists, naturalists and nature lovers, these birds have beenbrought back. It is a testament to what can be done to save a species when we work together.

But we can’t sit on our laurels. It is estimated that there are over 16,000 endangered plant and animal species worldwide and many more that are threatened.
This month in the Nature Exchange at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, you are invited to learn more about endangered and threatened species from Georgia and around the world. Learn about measures being taken to preserve Georgia’s population of Bog Turtles and the possible rediscovery of the Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Cheer on migrating songbirds as they pass through on Migratory Bird Day. Take a close look at rarely seen biofacts from our endangered species collection.

For more information about Endangered Species Month in the Nature Exchange, please visit our website

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Atlanta Moms: Pike Nurseries to Host FREE Seminar on Vegetable Gardening May 7th

Garden Experts Take Guesswork Out of Growing Produce at Home

On Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Pike Nurseries will host an informative and FREE seminar at all store locations on how to plant a garden of fresh vegetables. This lively class will present guests with tips on planting an effective raised garden in any space to ensure that homeowners have a bountiful harvest no matter the space constraints.

Pike Nurseries garden experts will educate customers on the simple steps to choosing the right space for a raised bed and assembling a vegetable garden to hold fresh produce. Guests will have the opportunity to ask questions and enjoy their morning with this fun and interactive class as Pike Nurseries takes the guesswork out of gardening.

WHAT: Vegetable Gardening with Pike Nurseries – Free class on growing produce at home

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2011  – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  All Pike Nurseries locations – Please visit for local store information.

COST: The event is FREE to attend.

For more information, please visit Pike Nurseries online at

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Vegetable garden my son and I planted this weekend
Vegetable garden my son and I planted this weekend

Alicia's NotesMy 11 year son and I just planted his second vegetable garden yesterday.. we could have used some tips Pike Nurseries Vegetable Gardening seminar I’m sure.  Let’s hope for the best and if you attend, enjoy, and let me know what you learned!

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor



Win tickets to the upcoming Atlanta Baby & Child Expo!

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On May 14th, the Fabulous Fox Theatre is going to be transformed into a paradise for new moms and moms-to-be. The Atlanta Baby & Child Expo will be the place to meet up with Atlanta’s most experienced and respected professionals in the maternity and new baby world.

Atlanta Baby Event Brings Together Top Maternity and ParentingProducts, Professionals and Services.
The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is a one day extravaganza of “all things baby” for newmoms and moms-to-be, as well as their friends and family. Set for May 14th at the FabulousFox Theatre Ballrooms, this is not your mass-expo event, but an elite pampering and shoppingexperience, providing new and expectant moms with a true treat.

You’ll get to meet with Atlanta’s most experience professionals, check out the finest baby products, and be able to register for premier services. The event is geared toward expectantand new moms, from pregnancy to pre-k, and will include expectant massages, a maternityfashion show, cravings corner, baby dream gear runway, and a mom and baby product areawhere you can purchase the items you adore. There will also be thousands of dollars worth ofgiveaways, from strollers to car seats and even a crib. There are even special features fromthe where you can try matchmaking your interests with baby nameoptions and the Bump It Up Style Lounge where you can get personalized tips on how to “bumpup” your style before and after your pregnancy.

Attendees who register at least one week in advance will go home with sweet swag bags. VIP’swill be able to enter early and have access to a VIP only zone with additional treats. Tickets canbe purchased online at Potential vendors and sponsorscan also find out more information on that site. This is the officially licensed Atlanta event forthe Pregnancy Awareness Month campaign and is organized by Bottles to Britches PremierBaby Planners, a company with a passion for educating and connecting new and expectantparents with the people and products they need. Partners and sponsors include,Atlanta Parent magazine, Safe Kids of Georgia, Atlanta Kids Directory,,, and, along with many othernational and local leaders in the baby industry.

The Atlanta Baby and Child Expo is hosted by Bottles to Britches Premier Baby Planners in partnership with

Buy Tickets

Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action and order your tickets now! Tickets are just $20 if you order in advance ($25 the day of the expo) and that you’ll get a fabulous swag bag when you order your tickets in advance. Or, you can buy VIP tickets for just $40 – these tickets include early bird admission, exclusive VIP area access, deluxe treats, and priority seating! Buy your tickets now.

Win Tickets – We are giving away one set per week for three weeks!

Three lucky Atlanta Moms / The Mommy Insider readers will win two tickets (each) to the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo on May 14th! The value of this prize is approximately $40 per winner.

To win, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling us what you are most looking forward to at the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo and why you want to to win.

One lucky winner will be chosen to receive two tickets on the following dates: April 27th, May 4th, and May 11th.

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The winners will be notified via e-mail (so make sure you leave a valid e-mail) and will have 24 hours to respond. I ( will have a booth at the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo so be sure to stop by and say hi!

Alicia Hagan, Mom Blog editor