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Greater Decatur

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Decatur – it’s pretty huge. Almost as big a “land mass” as “Atlanta.” 30033, 30034, 30035, 30032, 30030...all greater Decatur. I chose Decatur two years ago as my home and the home of my office because after living in Intown Atlanta on Euclid in L5P for 6 years and then in Kirkwood for 6 more years, I knew that my next door neighbor, Decatur was as remarkable as any other urban city in America. Decatur, like other walkable, clean and culturally significant cities, is a better policed, better serviced, more efficient and much easier to run city that other parts of Intown Atlanta nearby. Decatur has good schools to go along with it - schools are a large part of the draw to Decatur and we have a unique 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, 8-12 campus concept that pleases most. Neighborhood schools and walkable campuses, along with the overall walkability of Decatur, make walking to schools with smiling crossing guards a reality. "According to WalkScore.com.  Decatur ranks #1 in most … [Read more...]

The wholehearted parenting manifesto

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I read this article in the Huffington Post today and it means something to me – if it doesn’t mean anything to you because you are not a parent, then consider sharing it with someone who could benefit from it. It’s about a “wholehearted parenting manifesto” that this lady named Brene’ Brown wrote – she’s a world renowned thinker, a TED talker and she’s very insightful about parenting in this article. She’s not a parenting expert, but she writes from the heart. Parenting does not come with a bonafide checklist and parenting does not have set rules. I’ve learned that in 4 and a half years! She writes: “Ironically, parenting is a shame and judgment minefield precisely because most of us are wading through uncertainty and self-doubt when it comes to raising our children. “ I know that between my daughter and I, we seek certainty and we don’t wallow in self-doubt…we enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. If you came to my blog seeking advice, … [Read more...]