Articles by Sue Rodman


An Insiders Guide to the 2020 CHOA Christmas Parade In Atlanta

The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade is one of our holiday traditions. We’ve been going with the Borden family since our kids were in strollers. Nowadays, we pack the hand warmers, fill the thermos full of hot chocolate, grab the seat cushions and head out with whatever child is available. Here’s everything you need to know before you go.







The Closest Beaches to Atlanta for an Exciting & Unforgettable Getaway

Atlanta is a great town, except for one thing; it’s not on the water. To find a great beach, you need to travel. So where is the closest beach to Atlanta? There are a few that are simple day trips from Atlanta, but most are oceanside fun weekend getaways. We’ll tell you what seaside beach is closest to Atlanta, but also 10+ more drivable favorites.


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Snow Mountain Ga: Your complete guide for “snow much fun” [Video]

Have you been to Snow Mountain Ga? We love tubing at Snow Mountain within Stone Mountain Park, where every day is a snow day. You don’t have to wait for mother nature to enjoy some wintertime fun. Snow Mountain Ga is especially fun for younger kids or those who have never seen snow. It’s also fun for those Southerners who don’t normally get to play in the snow. There are lots of different activities from tubing to building snowmen to s’mores.




13 Things to Do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta (Beyond Shopping)

When the turkey has been carved, the last piece of pie has been eaten and the adults wake up from a nap, what is there to do in Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day? Beyond hitting the mall or other retail stores? The answer is, a lot. So if you’re going a little stir crazy with the family in town, or you just want to get out and work off a few helpings of stuffing, here are some active things to do on Thanksgiving Day in Atlanta.



14 Reverent Live Nativity Scene Locations Every Christmas Needs

Several years ago I decided we needed to do something that represented the real reason for Christmas, not just visiting Santa and riding the Pink Pig. So I set out to find one of the live nativity scenes around Atlanta. It wasn’t as easy as you might think. Now I’ve heard of several. If you know of other places to see live nativities around Atlanta, please post a comment. Don’t forget to wear warm clothes. All of these activities are held outside and free unless otherwise noted.