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Monday, September 28, 2015

Atlanta Blogger's Family Wins a Free Carnival Cruise Vacation at Taste of Atlanta

We're going on a ship! Carnival Cruise Line brought its spirited brand of fun to this year’s Taste of Atlanta festival. The Carnival Kids’ Corner programming offered a variety of fun activities, as well as   complimentary cooking demonstrations, with Chef D’Souza teaming up with locally and nationally-celebrated chefs to prepare simple, healthy dishes for children and their families. 

We participated in the Carnival's Family Foodie Challenge and won 9-7 in a wonderful competition against another family from Atlanta. Carnival is the number one cruise line for families, carrying more than 700,000 kids annually. We're looking forward to our upcoming amazing getaway! 

For additional information about Carnival Cruise Line, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Walk like MADD! End Drunk Driving

We walk to end drunk driving.
Will you take up the fight by joining us at Walk Like MADD?
Atlanta Walk Like MADD & MADD DASH
5k Walk, Run, & Fun Run

WHERE: PGA Tour Superstore
2911 George Busbee Pkwy

TIME: 7:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways.
You can help MADD eliminate drunk driving in Metro Atlanta by signing up as a walker, team captain, or volunteer.  Interested in participating but can't make it? You can sign up as a virtual walker and walk with us wherever you are or make a donation to another walker or team.


Friday, September 11, 2015

Truth About Parenting Panel Discussion & Book Signing - September 12

"All Hands On Deck"  Back To School Panel Discussion by Community Church, School, Govt. and Juvenile Justice System Experts and H. Jean "Star" Gray Author of "The Truth About Parenting The Time Is Right!" 

"The Truth About Parenting: A Universal Manual for Parenting" book signing will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Mechanicsville Branch Library 400 Formwalt Street, Atlanta, Ga. 30332 from Noon - 3:00 p.m.

Gray a Veteran of 32 years teaching in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) will sign her book and be joined in the panel discussion by David Bishop, Youth Minister at West End Church of Christ, Deloris Baskin, Juvenile Justice System administrator and moderator of the panel and retired APS Middle School Principal Alvin T. Perry. 

About the Book
"The Truth about Parenting: A Universal Manual for Parenting" is a parenting manual for present and future parents. Learning how to be a parent and about the importance of being a parent before we become one makes us less anxious and more enthusiastic about the most important job we will ever have. People often want to be good parents, but they are not sure of just how to achieve that. Most of us are unaware of the principles of life and parenting provided in the book of Proverbs. 

This well-written manual is a tool to serve as a step-by-step guide for learning how to practice effective parenting skills. Learning the truth about parenting is necessary. This manual addresses solutions to most of our present parenting dilemmas. In addition, this manual makes us realize the problem and speaks to proven solutions. Consequently, this truth is long awaited.

About The Author
H. Jean "Star" Gray is a veteran educator who spent thirty-two years with the Atlanta Public School System.  Mrs. Gray is a driven professional with a passion for the continue educational success of toy's youth and the development of family. A results oriented professional, she is a devoted Christian, educator, author, public speaker and child advocate. Gray is a native of Georgia and a graduate of Brenau University and the Institute of Children's Literature.