Tatiana Answers: What are the signs that quirky habits are turning into OCD?

Dear Tatiana,

We all have quirky habits but what are the signs that these habits are turning into OCD? My high school aged daughter sets an alarm on her phone when she takes a study break to remind her that break time is over. Recently I discovered that she showers only on the hour and half hour and when suggested that she can do it at any time she looked panicked.… Read More »

Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: Personal Chef, 3 Chicken Meals in 1, Fresh Market Special

Head over to our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group and join in on the fun!  Meanwhile, three of Lauren’s top posts from last week can be found below!

Personal Chef for Stress Free Occasions

Have you ever considered a personal chef to make a special occasion stress-free? A friend invited us to her beautiful home to celebrate another friend’s birthday and had Massimo Mariano cook the most wonderful meal.… Read More »

Dunwoody Football Gets New RED Jerseys for Opening Game ~all DHS fans are encouraged to wear RED!

By Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

The players think these new jerseys are “sick”.   Which is apparently a good thing.   I love them.  Especially #11.

New jerseys….new lights….one home game at our actual high school this year!   Please come cheer on the boys!  Whether you are a Wesleyan Wolf or a Dunwoody Wildcat, the atmosphere will be electric and fun!  … Read More »

Worth the Drive: Alpharetta’s Amphitheatre

By Christina Mimms for The Aha! Connection

Note from Audra:  I’ve  heard a bunch of DHS Seniors are headed to see Brad Paisley next Friday night!!!

Atlanta has the good fortune to draw most major artists on concert tours, even giving them their pick of venues to play – will they choose State Farm Arena, Chastain Amphitheatre, Gwinnett Arena, Cobb Energy Centre or … Alpharetta’s Ameris Bank Amphitheatre?Read More »

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Tatiana Answers: How to find a good therapist.

Dear Tatiana,

I have been looking for a therapist for my son and myself and I am feeling very frustrated. Our pediatrician gave us a list of providers that I spent a day calling on for him. Most of the messages I left were not returned and those that called me back were full. I experienced a similar outcome using the provider list published by my insurance company.… Read More »



3 Movie Reviews from Audra (Yesterday • Racing in the Rain • Bernadette)

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve been going to the movies a whole lot more than reading lately so I thought I’d share three movies that I personally believe you shouldn’t miss!

One:  Yesterday (still in a few Atlanta theaters) 

My husband and I have talked about this movie so many times since seeing it. … Read More »

Movie Pass Giveaway: Update – All passes have been given away!

Update – All passes have been given away!

The film, which won SXSW’s 2019 Narrative Spotlight Audience Award, is a modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). … Read More »

So, your kid just turned 18 what does that mean? New Driver’s License • Register for the draft • buy cigarettes • tattoo time and more!

By Audra Hurston Anders for the Aha! Connection

My baby just turned 18….he’s my second so none of this is news to me.  However, it may be news to some of you and we had some pretty interesting chats about all of this over birthday dinner so I decided to share….  Feel free to add a comment with more information! … Read More »

Did you know you aren’t supposed to park within 30 feet of a stop sign ?

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection   Did you know you aren’t supposed to park within 30 feet of a stop sign ? I learned this (among other things) Wednesday night at a safety/traffic/parking meeting that the Dunwoody Police held with my neighborhood. When I was walking my dog this morning I noticed one of my favorite teenagers parked well within 30 feet of a very hectic stop sign in my neighborhood.… Read More »

Goodbye Beautiful Vanderlyn Oak

By Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Vanderlyn Elementary lost one of the most beautiful trees I’ve ever seen on Tuesday night.  Lightning basically tore it in half.  My husband often remarked as we walked under it:   “This is the prettiest tree in Dunwoody”.   He called me with grief in his voice on his way to work on Wednesday telling me to check out Vanderlyn’s tree.  … Read More »

My visit to the “Friendliest Breakfast in Town”!

by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection

Thanks Bob Freeman – Atlanta Real Estate for inviting me to the Rotary Club of Dunwoody “friendliest breakfast in town” this morning. All our DAWG friends will be happy to know that the guest speaker (Tony Barnhart) predicts UGA to win the college 🏈 national championship. Peggy’s Seminoles and mine or Lauren’s Tigers may have something to say about that!… Read More »

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Book of the Week: Next Year in Havana

I haven’t read Next Year in Havana yet, but it comes highly recommended from a friend. (Thanks T.S.)  I’ve had projects that are keeping me from my reading time but will soon be in need of a new book and I’ve decided this one is it!  Reese Witherspoon chose it for her book club last July and I have really liked the few “Reese Picks” that I’ve read!  … Read More »